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YG Entertainment’s entrance into KOSDAQ & 3 new idol groups in the making?!~


Ummm. OH WOW. YG’s getting bigger and bigger~

Do any of you guys watch Terry He on Youtube? Well, 2 members of his old boy band thingy, Brian Kan and Don Lee, left in 2010 to become trainees at YG. I wonder if they’re debuting soon.

One of Korea’s top agencies, YG Entertainment, will finally be listed on the independent Korean stock market, KOSDAQ (the Korean counterpart to the American NASDAQ).

YG Entertainment’s application to enter KOSDAQ has been pending for a while now, and it was finally approved earlier this year. This new announcement states that their stocks will be listed on the market starting on November 23rd.

In light of such a big development, YG Entertainment held a press conference on November 8th and revealed their plans after entering KOSDAQ.

With top artists like Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Gummy, Psy, Tablo, Yoo In Na, Jung Hye Young, and more under its label, YG Entertainment brought in approximately $40 million USD last year in sales, $9.2 million in operating profit, and $8.75 million in net profit. In the first half of 2011, they also recorded strong figures with $39.9 million in sales, $8.6 million in operating profit, and $6.4 million in net profit.

With YG Entertainment entering the stock exchange fray, all of the ‘Big 3′ companies (YG Entertainment, SM EntertainmentJYP Entertaiment) are now listed on KOSDAQ. (SM Entertainment was able to secure its entrance into KOSDAQ more than 10 years ago, while JYP Continue reading

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SM confirms CSJH The Grace comeback date~


Ahhh. reminds me of old times 8)

It has been officially announced that after a lengthy three year hiatus, the talented CSJH The Grace will finally be making their comeback into the K-pop scene this July!

On June 28th, SM Entertainment confirmed, “CSJH will be undergoing a new project for their comeback in the beginning of July. Please look forward to their new image.”

Speculations on the girl group’s comeback were set off after an episode of KBS 1TV’s “KBS Special – K-pop Makes The World Dance” had unveiled SME’s annual itinerary for their singers.

According to the schedule, CSJH The Grace will be making their comeback on July 13th with a title song called “VIP“. SM Entertainment explained, “The revealed itinerary was only a temporary one. Another official one has since been created.”

CSJH The Grace made their debut back in 2005 with their first single, titled “Too Good”, but only began to gain recognition with their hit track, “One More Time, OK“. The group went into hiatus three years later following their album release for “Stand Up People” back in 2008.

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SM schedule leak may reveal Suju, SNSD, CSJH comebacks and more~


OOOOOH. SCANDALOUS~

According to what seems to be a leak of SM Entertainment’s artist schedule, the public has gotten a glimpse of what may be Super JuniorSNSDTRAXCSJH the Grace, and the mysterious M-1 andM-3’s upcoming promotional activities for the remainder of 2011. Images have emerged on the internet capturing a draft schedule of SM Entertainment’s artist activities for Continue reading

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SM’s newest unit project M&D release debut track ‘Close Ur Mouth Song’~


Why don’t they debut someone new? :D

SM Entertainment fans were thrown for a loop when it was announced there was a new project unit in town. ‘M&D‘ – comprised of Super Junior’s Kim Heechul and the Trax’s Kim Jungmo – revealed that they teamed up as a duo of stark contrast, both in image and in sound.

Yet they managed to blend those differences together beautifully with “Close Ur Mouth Song“, a fast-paced track with definite pop influences and a rockstar edge.

Check out the song below and you can show your support by purchasing the music.

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JYJ’s agency deems KBS’s statement illogical?


And, like always, JYJ fights back~! =)

Following the release of KBS’s statement addressing JYJ’s exclusion on their programs, JYJ’s agency were quick to fire back at the broadcast station, deeming their excuse as “illogical“.

On May 18th, CJES Entertainment rebutted, “The lawsuit Continue reading

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SM, YG, & JYP Entertiainment made a combined total of $150 Million USD combined~


Guess who made the most?

It was recently revealed that Korea’s ‘Big 3′ music agencies – YG, SM, and JYP Entertainment – earned a combined revenue of $150 million USD in sales for 2010, a $50 million increase compared to 2009.

According to a report released by Financial Supervisory Service’s DART (Data Analysis, Retrieval and Transfer System) on March 30th, SM Entertainment declared Continue reading

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KeyEast, SM, YG, JYP & many more join forces to establish new global agency: United Asia Management~


this is BIG BIG BIG BIG news. O:

KeyEast, AMENT, Star J Entertainment, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment will be joining forces to create a huge Asian management agency named ‘United Asia Management‘!

This joint investment corporate body was created out of an effort to develop an industry that will push ‘Hallyu’ to ‘Asianlyu’. United Asia Management aims to pioneer a global market, and all artists under the six agencies will be under a database system that manages intellectual property rights. Continue reading

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Practice photo of SM’s upcoming boy group revealed~!


OOooh~ It’s been awhile since this happened O:

It’s been two months since SM Entertainment first announced that a new male group was steadily preparing for a spring 2011 debut, and today the public will receive its first look at this mysterious group!

Temporarily dubbed “M1″ until the official name is released, the group appears to consist of seven members. Continue reading

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Korean Agencies hold emergency meeting to discuss Japanese activities~


So how will they continue…?

Japan experienced a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake on March 11th, which consequently lead to a halt in everyone’s promotional activities. It was recently revealed that Korean entertainment agencies will be holding an emergency meeting with their Japanese counterparts in order to discuss the future of their scheduled activities. Continue reading

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SME to produce a Korean adaption of popular Japanese Manga ‘Hana Kimi’~


OHEMGEE YAAAY! I’m uber uber excited~

SM Entertainment will be producing a drama based on the über-popular Japanese comic, “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Hana Kimi)”!

The comic gained widespread success, selling over 17 million copies alone. It had a Taiwanese drama adaptation which recorded the highest viewer ratings in 2006, while its Japanese drama garnered an average of 17.04% in viewer ratings. Continue reading

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