Korean news website Korean News reported Friday that North Korean authorities would soon issue new album sales regulations for all K-pop artists and bands.
The agency’s news outlet said on its website that new regulations would allow North Korean artists to earn up to 60,000 won ($53), which is about 10 percent of the minimum wage for the same age group in South Korea.
North Korean news outlet Korean News reports that the agency’s website also announced that the new album rules would be implemented for all North Korean music and television shows in a “short period.”
Korean News reports the new regulations will “give the K-POP artists the right to perform and make records in public in any location without restrictions, in all circumstances, including public performances and music shows.”
North Korean News says that the rules will allow the new guidelines to be enforced “in the future,” but that they will not apply to K-Dramas and K-Rock music.
Korean news outlet Korea JoongAng Ilbo also reported that Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Kim Jong Il, would not allow Korean TV stations to broadcast his official broadcasts.