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It is a hard journey to get your songs heard in the K-pop world according to One Way's Peter and Sky.
24 Apr 2017 - 1:17 PM  UPDATED 24 Apr 2017 - 1:17 PM

Time to get excited K-pop fans because One Way's Peter Hyun and Sky are back with another episode of their new "One Way to be a K-pop Star" podcast!

This week, the boys pull the curtains back on the path to becoming a songwriter for companies like SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, as well as the process behind writing a song and getting it released as a K-pop song.

Right off the bat, Peter and Sky admit that it is extremely hard to break through due to the competition, as well as the fact that Korean companies receive thousands of songs all the time. One way to help get a leg up is by being signed by a major label or by having someone represent you, both of which helps in exposing budding artists' work to the companies. Having said that though, even being signed to a label isn't enough to guarantee you a door into a Korean agency, so the bottom line is to work really hard and to keep trying!

As for how Peter and Hyun write their songs, the duo reveal that it is a collaborative process that either begins with a theme or a beat from one person, and the song is built up from there.

Hit the audio tab above ^ to listen to Peter and Sky talk about writing and producing K-pop songs at the 12:19 mark

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