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[NEWS] Girls’ Generation & Big Bang continue to dominate the CF market 120607


There have been a number of celebrities who have dominated the CF market, shooting a wide variety of CFs for different corporations. But the top advertisement model status for the past year went to none other than Girls’ Generation.

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[NEWS] YG Entertainment sales increase due to BIG BANG


It was recently revealed that YG Entertainment‘s stock price will only be worth 80% of SM Entertainment‘s.

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[NEWS] YG talks about Future Plans


YG Entertainment made it official on November 8 that they have a new boy band and girl group waiting for debut next year. At a press conference held to address the label’s public listing on the KOSDAQ (Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) stock market, the CEO of YGE, Yang Min Suk, said the company currently has two idol bands in training that are expected to be the next Big Bang and 2NE1.

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[NEWS] YouTube to Launch Exclusive K-Pop Channel


YouTube, the video-sharing website owned by Google, will create a special section dedicated to K-pop for the first time, a move the government hopes can further promote Korean popular culture around the world.

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt (left) shakes hands with President Lee Myung-bak during his visit to Cheong Wa Dae on Monday. /Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt (left) shakes hands with President Lee Myung-bak during his visit to Cheong Wa Dae on Monday. /Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae

[NEWS] Yang Hyun Suk Explains Why He Encourages Sub-Unit and Solo Activities


YG Entertainment’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, recently sat down for an interview with Osen and shared his opinion on why some idol groups disband.

The CEO was asked about why groups like Big Bang and 2NE1 present sub-units; this led to a lengthy response regarding why he feels sub-unit activities should be encouraged. 2NE1 and Big Bang have both led a solo/sub-unit boom last year with their individual activities, such as CL & Minzy and GD&TOP.

Yang stated, “We let the Big Bang members go solo in order for them to better focus on Big Bang itself. I’d like for Big Bang and 2NE1 to become groups that stay together for a long time. A lot of groups disband when their five or seven year contracts come to an end, and the reason is almost always the differences in musical opinion between each of the members.”

He continued, “It’s something that I experienced myself while working as a member of Seo Taiji and Kids. In order to solve such problems, I let all of the Big Bang members work as solo artists or sub-units in order to release as much of their musical creativity as they desired. After going through that process, they come back to the group with better focus, and nurture a stronger affection towards the group. 2NE1 is the same.”

When asked about why his groups do not appear on variety show programs, Yang answered, “The reason we minimize their variety appearances is because we care for our artists. If it’s a stage that’s perfected in every aspect and truly cares for the artist, there’s no reason we would reject the opportunity.”

He concluded, “If we became a company that succumbed to the requests of broadcast companies and stressed the importance of building relationships with related representatives, it would have been easier for us, but we are lasting as long as we can by having a different mindset from others.”

Source: Naver

Translation by VitalSign @ AKP

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