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Watch: Midem 2019 Panels

I was very lucky to be asked to moderate two panels for the international music conference and festival Midem in Cannes, France this year. We had some great discussions about the current state of K-pop for songwriting and its North … Continue reading

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Welcome! Let’s Get in Touch!

Contact information for Jeff Benjamin, K-pop expert and music journalist featured on Billboard, Rolling Stone, New York Times and more. Continue reading

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News: Promotion at Fuse!

Exciting news over at Fuse! As of fall 2015, I am officially taking on the role of Features Editor at Fuse Digital. I’ll be the leading editor for a team of writers and editors for large projects, events, artist content … Continue reading

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Interview with NPR: Boy Band Blues — One Direction, SMAP Reportedly Breaking Up

Today was an exciting day as I brought in to NPR’s studios to be a guest and talk about boy bands! With news that both the U.K.’s One Direction and Japan’s SMAP could be breaking up, NPR reached out to … Continue reading

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Interview With MoonRok: Jeff Benjamin Talks CL’s American Debut, Favorite Idol Interviews, and More

While speaking and reporting at KCON Los Angeles 2015, I had a few interview requests to talk about America’s annual K-pop convention and festival along with loads of other topics about K-pop and media. See the on-camera interview I did with the … Continue reading

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Appearance on Fuse’s The Cue

I was one of the hosts on Fuse’s new digital series The Cue and spoke about pop culture and music news including Nick Cannon donning whiteface to promote his new album White People Party Music, a Dutch beer ad that used Elvis, Tupac and Kurt … Continue reading

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15 Moments That Made K-Pop Even Hotter in 2013 —

For a ‘Best of 2013’ assignment at Fuse, I created in-depth list at the 15 moments that further pushed K-pop into the global, mainstream music consciousness. Music can’t ignore moments like another Korean song topping the charts worldwide, a K-pop … Continue reading

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Keynote Speech at Global Hallyu Forum 2013

I was asked to deliver a speech at the Global Hallyu Forum 2013: Hallyu Live! conference in Washington D.C. This annual event seems to grow every year and most notably snagged Wonder Girls member Sun to speak at the 2012 event. This … Continue reading

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My Contributor Pages at Billboard and

This site would be inundated with posts if I included all the work I get to do at Fuse and Billboard each week. Now, I will use this site for news, have my contact information and highlight exciting projects. Currently, … Continue reading

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News: Columnist at!

So very excited and proud to announce that I have been asked to be a columnist for the upcoming! The site, along with the magazine and, will be relaunched in January 2013. With this relaunch will be the … Continue reading

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