A recent report by TVDaily has revealed the impressive amounts of revenue that the artists from Korea’s ‘Big Three’ music agencies, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment, have generated in both Korea and Japan.
In the first half of 2012, SM artists have been confirmed to have achieved over 100 billion won in sales. TVXQ‘s tours in Japan (26 performances thus far) drew a total audience of 550,000 fans with ticket sales amounting to 76 billion won (~$66 million USD). SHINee‘s 20 performances have drawn 200,000 people totaling over 25 billion won (~$22 million USD), and Super Junior has earned approximately 110,000 guests for about 15.7 billion won (~$13 million USD) with just two performances in 2012.
In this same time period, the YG Family world tour concert in Japan drew a total of 310,000 people alone for a total revenue of 49.4 billion won (~$43 million USD). As for JYPE, 2PM‘s Japanese Budokan Concert Tour in Asia drew 110,000 people for approximately 5.8 billion won (~$5.1 million USD).
In addition, Cube Entertainment, DSP Entertainment and many other music agencies are ready to join in the second half of this year.
Note — not all concerts appear to be reflected in the totals reported thus far.