In order to remain abreast of the latest trends in both Chinese and Western pop music, the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development initiated the Foreign Pop Music Policies Research Project.
Launched in 2012, the research project will help to:
- Gather information on the related policies, trends, legislation and systems of countries with robust pop music industries.
- Create policies in line with the music industry’s development.
- Serve as an importance reference for Taiwanese researchers and policymakers.
In recent years, Korean pop music has enjoyed great success not only in Asia, but also in Europe and the United States. At the same time, Japanese pop music has remained competitive and generated high revenues in its local market.
Studying the pop music industry policies, programs and experiences of both South Korea and Japan is therefore of significant interest to Taiwan.
In September 2012, the Ministry of Culture commissioned the National Taiwan Normal University to conduct research on the pop music industry policies of both Japan and South Korea. The research was completed in April 2013 and the results have been submitted to the Ministry and other relevant professionals and groups for reference.