DFSB Kollective

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DFSB Kollective
FoundedSouth Korea
WebsiteOfficial website

DFSB Kollective is a South Korean agency specializing in the distribution of K-pop songs worldwide.


According to Canadian Music Week, DFSB Kollective was responsible for organizing the first sold-out K-Pop concert tour in the United States. It also distributes many K-Pop albums in North America and has rolled out over 250 K-Pop artists into digital music stores and sites.[1]

According to Time magazine, DFSB Kollective is the first worldwide distributor of K-pop songs on iTunes.[2]


In 2012, the agency filed a copyright-infringement claim against an Australian internet user for "unauthorized download".[3]

In early 2013, DFSB Kollective sued two webmasters for illegally uploading its music onto several blog sites.[4]

In October 2015, DFSB Kollective sued Korean entertainment giant CJ E&M for copyright infringement. The suit was the biggest copyright infringement case of 2015 in the US based on monetary damages sought.[5]

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  1. ^ "Speaker Profile". Canadian Music Week. Retrieved 3 April 2013. Bernie Cho is the President of DFSB Kollective, a Seoul-based creative agency that specializes in providing innovative digital media, marketing, and distribution solutions to Korean Pop (‘K-Pop’) music artists. As more and more K-Pop acts aspire to go independent and international, Bernie and his team collaborate with them to devise customized music 2.0 strategies that directly connect them to their local and global fans. Since Spring 2009, his agency has successfully launched the first sold-out K-Pop tour in the USA, secured the first #1 chart debuts for K-Pop albums in North America, and rolled out over 250 K-Pop artists into digital music stores and sites worldwide.
  2. ^ "Korean Pop, with Online Help, Goes Global". Time (magazine) . 26 August 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2013. DFSB Kollective was the first company to begin direct distribution of Korean music acts on iTunes, in 2009. It began with more than 50 Korean artists in the alternative, hip-hop and electronica genres; now there are hundreds of Korean artists available in the online music store.
  3. ^ "Koreans and an Aussie Have No Business in S.F." Courthouse News Service. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  4. ^ DOTINGA, WILLIAM. "Judge Tells Music Pirates to Knock It Off". Courthouse News Service . Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  5. ^ Jin, S. "CJ E&M Confronted with U.S. $50 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit". Koogle TV. Retrieved 20 December 2015.