Speaker Profile

Benjamin Jeff

Job TitleContributor

Company NameBillboard (USA)

About

Jeff Benjamin is a music journalist and K-pop columnist for Billboard living in New York. He has written for publications like the New York Times, Rolling Stone, ABC News, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, GQ, Forbes, BuzzFeed, Apple Music and more, while his expertise on music and particularly K-pop has been called upon by CNN, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Good Morning America, E! News, Time, MTV, KBS, Billboard Korea and beyond. In his work a music reporter, he has broken exclusive stories about artists like BTS, Katy Perry, PSY, Rihanna, EXO, CL, Christina Aguilera, Suzy, HyunA, Red Velvet, Seventeen and many more. His work has brought him to travel to places like Korea, Japan, England and France. In 2018, the New York Times referred to Jeff as "the leading American authority on what's happening in K-pop" with CNN calling him "the perfect person to talk about K-pop."

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Billboard is the world's most influential music media brand reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard Magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin, and other targeted newsletters, and millions of music fans through Billboard.com and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard receives hundreds of millions of brand impressions daily through many strategic relationships with major companies across various industries. These relationships leverage Billboard's brand recognition, proprietary chart data and information resources to develop products, live events and print, television, radio, digital and mobile platforms. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Korea and Russia. The K-pop column launched in 2013 and has only grown bigger and more influential as the K-pop genre grows.

Conference Sessions

  • Songwriting for K-Pop

    04 Jun 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, Worldwide Village

    Followed by a “Meet the Speakers” Session From BTS to BLACKPINK, Korean superstars taking over the global music charts. K-pop is on everyone’s mind and the dema...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        Conferences
      2. Event Date
        Tue, Jun 4
      3. Event Theme
        Country Focus
        Music Genre Focus
  • The Year K-pop Broke in the USA in 2019

    07 Jun 2019, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, Worldwide Village

      Followed by a “Meet the Speakers” Session   In 2018, K-pop took the world by storm, with some of its most successful acts – from BLACKPINK to BTS – peaked on ...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
        Conferences
      2. Event Date
        Fri, Jun 7
      3. Event Theme
        Country Focus
        Music Business

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