How The South Korean Government Made K-pop A Thing

April 16, 2015 1:46 PM

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How The South Korean Government Made K-pop A Thing

Nickelodeon's new show Make It Pop is a musical sitcom that features three boarding school teens who start a band called XOIQ. Its plot might seem twee, but the network touts it as something a little more unique: It's a "music sitcom with a K-pop twist and EDM beats," starring three Asian-American actresses — including Korean-American singer Megan Lee, who spent more than a year working with a Korean record label after she was discovered on YouTube.

(Nickelodeon denied requests to interview the show's producers, one of whom is Nick Cannon.)

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