CISAC Creators Conversations

CISAC Creators Conversations: Episode 1 and the success of Korea

A new educational podcast, CISAC Creators Conversations, is launched today to strengthen and support CISAC’s advocacy work around the world.

The first episode has just been posted, a conversation between CISAC’s Director of Creators Anna Neale, with three of the most successful music creators in the K-pop world. They discuss the global success of Korean culture and the lessons it holds for creators worldwide.

The podcast helps set the scene for the CISAC General Assembly in Seoul, to be hosted by music society KOMCA, on Thursday 30th May.

CISAC Creators Conversations aims to support the work of CISAC and our members by bringing a stronger a creator’s perspective on the issues they face. It highlights the importance of culture and the creative industries on the global stage, and the role played by collective management organisations. 

Our first episode comes en route to Seoul via London ahead of our visit to South Korea for the 2024 CISAC General Assembly. In this episode, Anna Neale  interviews three UK-based songwriters who write for the K-pop market: producer, songwriter and mix engineer James Reynolds and songwriting duo Arcades (aka Max Graham and Matt Thomson) who between them, have written for artists such as BTS, Fifty Fifty, Enhypen, Shinee, Le Sserafim and Seventeen, as well as  Anglo-American artists such as Years & Years, Julia Michaels, Disciples,Sigrid, Paloma Faith, Calvin Harris and Gorgon City.

They talk to us about the opportunities that are available, how writing K-Pop has enabled them to make a sustainable living, and their use of and concerns around AI in the creative process. 

The podcast is available on CISAC’s YouTube Channel, as well as on podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, amongst others.

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