bernie CHO

Digital Entertainment & Media Executive in Seoul, South Korea

bernie CHO

Digital Entertainment & Media Executive in Seoul, South Korea

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Bernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based creative agency that specializes in providing digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to 400+ Korean Pop music artists. As more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international, DFSB collaborates with artists and their management to devise customized strategies that directly connect them to their local and global fans. Since 2009, the agency has successfully produced numerous K-Pop concerts and showcases in North America and Asia as well as secured #1 iTunes chart debuts for various K-Pop albums in US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Australia. In order to raise the recognition of Korean music internationally, DFSB Kollective is a member of Merlin (global digital music rights agency for world's leading independent labels), executive producer of Seoulsonic (Korean indie music showcases at SXSW South By Southwest, CMW Canadian Music Week, Culture Collide, and CMJ Music Marathon), and official Korean content provider for Apple Music, YouTube, Google Play, Spotify, Deezer, and KKBox. Prior to founding DFSB Kollective, Bernie served as the Head of MTV Korea’s Digital Media Production and worked for nearly 2 decades in the Korean music TV industry as a Creative Planner, Program Producer, and Video Jockey. He has earned a BA from Dartmouth College in Government/Asian Studies and has graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Executive Entertainment & Media Program) and the Vancouver Film School (Foundation Film Program).

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