ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Inspired by K-pop, Indonesian star search spurs business deal

Local group CT enlists South Korea's SM Entertainment in hopes of global break

JAKARTA -- With help from one of South Korea's largest entertainment companies, Indonesian conglomerate CT Corp. aims to draw on a young, growing population of music fans to create a homegrown version of K-pop.

Trans Media, an arm of the Indonesian group, recently signed a deal with SM Entertainment that could pave the way for Indonesian artists to gain international fans -- something with which they have struggled.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more