S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.46 (2009)
일제시대 군국가요(軍國歌謠) 연구
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.46, pp. 139-161
- The militarism song during colonial era has been ranked as a downside in the history of Korean popularsong. It was made for the purpose of propaganda for Japanese invasion and inseparable from record industry because it had been produced and sold as commercial popularsong. The record industry in Korea during colonial era was controlled by Japanese record company. It had both faces, subordination and self determination, but the latter was occasionally checked by colonial power, for example record censorship. After Japanese invasion upon China at 1937 war structure was established in Korea, and then the first Korean militarism song came out. But early militarism songs were neglected by the public and record companies stopped production of them for a while. Of course pressure of colonial power to record companies and Korean popularsong was continuously strengthened especially by cultural organization and musician"s license. From 1942 Korean militarism song came out again and was churned out. Most of famous Korean musicians could not help joining in production of militarism song. Militarism songs in those days are classified in some types and the most outright one among them has about sixty ascertainable examples.