Daniel Park on Representation and Producing the K-drama, ‘IDOL: The COUP’

Success never comes easy and especially when the odds are stacked against you, but with an authentic voice it can shape a generation. Daniel Park knows this personally as he is most notably known for his work with Far East Movement and his production company Transparent Agency. Daniel Park has been pushing the boundary of Asian American media and music into the broader American culture for more than a decade. Now as we are starting to see more Asian and Asian American artists take center stage on the path he helped create, we got sit down and talk with him about his thoughts on representation, the music industry and producing the K-drama, IDOL: The COUP.

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BTS x McDonald’s Dropping ANOTHER New Collab TODAY

Just when you thought BTS and McDonald’s was done with their merchandise collaboration, they decided to drop a whole new collection for fans to fight over on WeVerse!

The two new collections, which one is appropriately called the “Saucy Collection” features characters hand-drawn by BTS themselves. It’s not like their BT21 characters. No. These characters are based on McDonald’s menu and are so adorable. I want them all.

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The BTS x McDonald’s Collab is the Most Genius Idea Ever: How Brands are Utilizing BTS’ Global Power

With the release of BTS’ new hit song Butter, it makes sense for McDonald’s to jump at the chance of a collaboration since we know McDonald’s isn’t the healthiest option for our cholesterol. But, to have one of the biggest global phenomenons team up with a global food brand is genius marketing for McDonald’s.

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The BTS Meal is Finally Here: Take a Peek at the Merch

BTS Meal Day is HERE!!!

The anticipated BTS and McDonald’s collaboration is now at your local McDonald’s. You can order the BTS Meal, which consists of a 10-piece chicken nugget meal with French fries and a drink, along with two special sauces — Cajun and Sweet Chili. Get your scrapbooks ready for the BTS labels that are placed on the meal. 

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McDonald’s and K-Pop Superstars Partner to Form Special BTS Meal

In what is the greatest idea that McDonald’s has ever done, besides the McRib, is finally happening. McDonald’s has announced they are teaming up with one of the biggest icons in the world — BTS.

McDonald’s are creating a one-of-a-king “tour” which kicks off on May 26 in the U.S. where fans can enjoy the BTS meal at participating restaurants worldwide. The BTS meal consists of the group’s favorite item from McDonald’s — 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries®, medium Coke®, and for the first time ever in the U.S., Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald’s South Korea.

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We The Fans: How Our Powers Can Change The World

As some of you know, I spent some time with the Pop Culture Collaborative as their Senior Fellow on Fandoms and how Fandom power can be used to add to the social good.  What follows is a distillation of my research and findings. There are hundreds of pages that I’ll do something with at a later date. Also, for those who want it, there will be an audio version coming soon. Here’s the intro:

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