Seoulbeats is a Hallyu-focused editorial platform for fans, by fans. Our team is made up of passionate K-pop, indie, drama, and variety fans from across the globe. Since 2008, we’ve been unpacking the artistic merits and cultural implications of Korean music and TV in our reviews, and exploring the relationship between Hallyu and broader socio-cultural issues in our opinion editorials. 

We believe in freedom of expression and respecting diverse views, and we’re proud to provide a space for our readers and writers to share their critical opinions on and enthusiasm for Korean entertainment.

The opinions expressed belong to our individual writers, and do not represent Seoulbeats as a whole.

Seoulbeats is fan-run and not-for-profit. You can support us through our Ko-fi.

Young-ji | Founder
Chelsea | Editor-in-Chief
Qing | Managing Editor
Pat | Senior Editor
Karen | Senior Editor
Janine | Senior Editor, Social Media Manager
Aastha | Editor
Siena | Editor
Victoria | Editor

Get to know the entire staff.

Guest Posts

If you have a fresh and unique perspective on K-pop that you want to share with our readers, please consider making a Guest Contribution.

Reposting & Translations

We welcome other bloggers and online writers to repost and/or translate a portion of our content and material onto another platform as long as:

  1. Seoulbeats is credited; and
  2. There is a link back to the original article.

If you strongly wish to repost any article in its entirety, please contact us at info[at] first to discuss the matter.

Commenting Policy

At Seoulbeats, we encourage all our writers and readers to share opinions in order to foster thoughtful discussion. We don’t expect consensus, so we welcome opinions that disagree with ours (and honestly, that’s where the fun lies).

We do expect everyone, however, to respect all opinions. We will not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic or any other vulgar comments that disrespect our writers and readers. We reserve the right to delete comments that we find inappropriate or that have no relation to the topic being discussed. Constant posting of inappropriate comments will lead to being banned.

For any other inquiries, please email us at info[at]