[History] Hello Rookies 2014

I frequently find myself looking up former contestants of Hello Rookie when writing small info snippets for various posts. Since the competition started in 2007 a large number of great bands and solo artists has gotten a share of the spotlight, and it’s particularly fun to see how the now more famous acts have evolved…. Continue reading

2014 Band Discovery Top 3

Following what used to be the SangSang Madang Band Incubating program, KT&G are now hosting the SangSang Madang Band Discovery competition offering 3 new bands an opportunity to play the 2014 Sangsang Fest in November. The Top 6 was picked in the beginning July with indie pop bands The Lads and Cranfield, bluegrass and country… Continue reading

Hello Rookies of May & June

Since the last day of Mars artists have been able to apply for this year’s Hello Rookie competition. Applications are made on monthly basis with around seven bands usually picked for final audition in front of a live audience. The monthly winners are awarded 1 million won each and get to appear on a special… Continue reading