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[NEWS][120312] YG Entertainment – Why They Avoid Various TV Appearances

YG Entertainment – Yang Hyun Suk

YG Entertainment was in the spotlight for being selective against certain TV shows or channels. It was revealed that YG artists were focusing on appearances on SBS channel only.

Regarding the criticism YG Entertainment has received, Yang Hyun Suk stated, “If stars schedule appearances as much as they are requested, they might be scheduled for way too many appearances. Not only do the stars get exhausted but their back dancers, stylist, manager and all the staff become exhausted. And it’s not like they can appear on each event looking the same way. They have to look unique and different for each appearance. Sometimes when stars appear on too many shows, they begin to look the same in each appearance, which is a problem.”

And “Instead of scheduling as many events possible, we decided to choose and focus on the shows that the artist will be appearing in. We’re trying to schedule about two appearances per week for the stars. For the stars to perform in their best condition, they need to maintain their strength but if they get overwhelmed, they won’t be able to show perfect performances. Even if I get criticized, it just has to be done this way for the artists.”

Even though Yang Hyun Suk is being criticized for being selective against certain shows, he explains that it is for the best. He will not overwhelm and exhaust the stars by over scheduling them. Instead, Yang Hyun Suk wants his stars to perform at their 100% to show their fans a perfect performance.

YG’s style of management is completely different from that of a newly debuted star. Most stars try to make most appearances as possible regardless of how their conditions are. Although Yang Hyun Suk is receiving criticism for his style, he is also receiving respect for wanting to show the artists’ 100% instead of tiring them out.

He also stated, “YG stars usually don’t attend award shows. If the stars attend all the award shows just to receive an award, they would have to attend an award show every day at the end of the year to attend or perform at the award shows. It’s one of the things we differentiate against for the sake of the artists.”

Source: Osen via Naver
Tranlated by: KpopStarz

[NEWS] YG Family Concert Tour Successfully Ends

The YG Family Concert tour in both Korea and Japan have successfully came to an end.

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[NEWS] Big Bang Makes an Appearance in Music Core this week!

It was recently announced that due to a change of plans, Big Bang will be making their MBC “Music Core” comeback next week, as opposed to this week.

“Music Core” PD Jae Young Je told Newsen on March 4th, “We got a call from YG that they will be making their comeback next week, rather than this week. The agency wanted the group to have their comeback performance next week, so we approved.”

The PD continued, “As of right now, detailed decisions on their stage have not been made. We still have a lot of time remaining until then, so we will need to undergo more discussions. We haven’t yet decided on how many songs or minutes they will sing.”

Source: Newsen via Nate
Translation by: AKP

[NEWS] KBS on YGE’s ‘Demands’ for Big Bang’s Comeback

The conflict between YG Entertainment and “Music Bank” seems to be getting deeper as Big Bang’s comeback draws nearer. “Music Bank” representatives have revealed today that YG Entertainment had made an explicit request for a 10 minute comeback stage.

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[NEWS] Big Bang and 2NE1 reshaped the map of Idols



How will the world map which has already been swept with the Korean wave change in 2011? Kara has just been recovered from their crisis of breaking up and other news of the idols have just intensified the atmosphere of the fierce competition among the Korean idols in Spring. The Korea idol groups and the females groups are facing their greatest war ever regarding the conquering of the Asian markets.
For Japanese fans, they have once been failed for the break up of DBSK but while the girl groups like Girls’ Generation and KARA advanced in their market one by one, Korean wave has once again been rampant in Japan. This year, the ‘Aces’ of YG, BIGBANG and 2NE1 will also be advancing into this market and they have showed their confidence of ‘achieving success in Japan’.
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[NEWS] Is YG Entertainment the solution to the Korean music industry?

TVXQ, one of the top idol groups that started the idol Hallyu wave, is now being followed by KARA, the new leaders of the Hallyu wave in Japan, and both are on the verge of disbandment. The disputes between artist and company weren’t contained internally, and now they’ve ruptured the exportation of Korean culture.


The current Korean music industry is going all out in creating idol groups, as many are of the belief that there’s nothing better than a smart little idol group in achieving jackpot success overseas. H.O.T started the boom, and were followed by the successes of both Shinhwa and TVXQ. Unfortunately, the disturbing reality of the majority of these groups is that they don’t ‘stay whole’ forever.



Companies prepare years and millions of money in the creation of such idol groups, while the chosen members give up their youth for the success of the company’s future. With hundreds of new idol groups debuting a year, idols are lucky if they can get at least their song heard once to the public.

The efficacy of idol groups is now being put to the test, with companies emerging from the dark while complaining about their inability to create a profit, and top idols claiming that no matter how hard they danced and sang, they were “still cold and hungry.” Which side is speaking the truth?

Money lies at the root of the problem. Companies reason, “We worked to the bones in order to create you,” while idols retort, “We’ve done all that we had to, now give us what we deserve.” The addition of family members only complicates the issue further.

Before anyone even begins to fully understand the situation, both parties begin to destroy each other while fans divide and their influence in the international market collapses.

Amidst such controversies in the industry, YG Entertainment seems to be beckoning the Korean music industry towards a better path because they know the solution to coexistence between a company and its employee.


The solution is surprisingly simple. YG’s CEO once stated, “What belongs to them must go to them.” He gives his artists the freedom to perform music fit to their individual desires, and lends his unending support in ensuring that their dreams are realized.


The CEO is also often seen making affectionate statements towards his own groups, such as “I really hope Big Bang lasts a long time” and “I think preciously of 2NE1.” His artists respond to such love by affectionately talking about him on broadcast programs.

No matter what the answer is, what’s definite is that YG Entertainment lies one step aside from an industry plagued by divisions in idol groups.

It’s common sense that there will be less fights if everyone is full and happy. There’s an old Korean saying that even ravens repay favor, and if people want talented idols to properly get their sound heard by music fans and conquer the international market, people that throw away others for their own selfish greed must disappear.


Source: OSEN via Nate + allkpop

[NEWS] GD and TOP’s “Don’t Go Home” Banned on MBC, but requesting for retrial without modification

“Knock Out”, the title song of Big Bang’s G-Dragon and TOP duo unit’s first album, has been banned from KBS, MBC, and SBS, the three major terrestrial broadcasting stations.

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