It’s crazy to think that Korean Indie has been around since 2011. The internet landscape for Korean music has changed drastically (for the better and worse honestly) and Korean Indie has quietly existed behind a lot of the noise. The end goal wasn’t to reach 10 years, but I’m glad that the site has been able to survive and continue to give artists, bands, and musicians a chance to find some new fans.

korean indie 10 year anniversary

The mission changed over time, from only writing about artists and bands in South Korea to highlighting artists and musicians of Korean descent. This will continue into the future.

In 10 years:

2338 posts

1439 reviews

159 interviews

93 editorials

Generally speaking, that’s not a huge amount of content for 10 years compared to Kpop sites that churn out hundreds of posts a week, but I’m more confident that Korean Indie focuses on quality over quantity.

In the end, thank you to visitors for reading the site and hopefully following and sharing music from these artists and bands.

Thanks to all the writers, past and present, who gave their free time to take part in the site.

Thank you to all the artists, bands, and musicians who released/will release amazing music and offer a window into their creativity.

And a final thank you to Anna and Mark. The site wouldn’t have existed without that initial spark.

If you want to help celebrate, check out the 10th Anniversary merch that’s online now. (Going towards Madi‘s design work and hosting costs)

For updated playlists, check out our Spotify.

I’m not sure where we’ll go from here, but Korean Indie will always support independent artists.

Korean Indie owner and Editor at Large. Constantly looking for new music and working on library parity on Spotify and YouTube Music.