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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.

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