Similar to TV viewing options, the government controls everything citizens listen to. There is a western influence with pop, classical, and folk genres, but lyrical content must paint the government and North Korea’s way of life in a good way. Any form of real western music found is subject to execution.
Blue Jeans Are Illegal
North Korea has banned blue jeans because they feel it’s a symbol of US imperialism. Weirdly enough, there were plans to produce blue jeans to export to Sweden back in 2009. That idea was eventually trashed with enough public outcry.