Patrick Connor - Independent South Korean Music Industry
Patrick Connor – South Korea
I am the co-founder of a promotion/booking agency called Highjinkx (www.highjinkx.com) and an independent record label, Beeline Records (www.beelinerecords.com) in South Korea.
Through Highjinkx we run international shows and tours in Korea and occasionally further afield as well. We have hosted shows in Korea for the likes of Joss Stone, Aurora, Mitski, Julien Baker, Hippo Campus, Coin, Suuns, Protomartyr and more. We also book artists for several festivals and events in Korea, including the Busan International Rock Festival (www.busanrockfestival.com). Through Highjinkx we also run a project called Focus Asia (that aims to introduce the best talent from around Asia to the Korean market) and a tour exchange project that so far has seen bands from the UK and Korea take part in extensive tour swaps over the last few years. Beeline Records is an independent label/label services company through which we represent Wedance and Soullette from Korea and help several international acts with digital distribution and promotion of their releases in Korea. In short, we do a bit of everything.