C-JeS lashes out at Loen for changing their terms regarding Junsu's upcoming showcase and promotions
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If you remember, the MV-like clip and the video teaser had all been exclusively released through Loen. This was due to the contract agreement between the two companies.
However, according to C-JeS Entertainment, Loen has recently backed out of a portion of their previous agreement, leaving C-JeS to threaten to leave Loen's name completely out of the upcoming showcase as well as reveal their intention to file for a civil appeal to the Fair Trade Commission and Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission.
According to C-JeS, Loen had agreed to 1.) hold showcase catering towards MelOn [music service site operated by Loen] customers and broadcast live on MelOnTV, 2.) participate in Melon's special video clip, 3.) handle marketing promotions with the distribution of music to 5 music sites.
With 6 days left until the showcase, C-JeS claims that they have suddenly received a notice from Loen that read, "We will distribute XIA (Junsu)'s album on and offline, but we have decided to scrap the plans for promotional marketing... This is the decision coming from within from the executives, so we ask for your understanding. For the showcase inviting MelOn customers, we will broadcast live through Loen TV, but we will not be able to show it through MelOn."
This is also apparently the reason behind the mysterious disappearance of promotional banners regarding Junsu's new release on MelOn after his pre-release on the 2nd.
In response, C-JeS wrote, "The decision to rule that exposure on MelOn is not possible and to air through Loen TV only with the excuse that it is the executives' decision just 6 days before the showcase is clearly oppression from those in power."
Although these terms were not all written down in the actual contract, C-JeS says these matters were handled as things to look into after the contract had first been established, and that they have all been agreed to through various emails, texts, and phone calls exchanged.
C-JeS commented through their closing statement, "This kind of notice just 6 days before the release is an act of oppression, preventing us from pursuing contracts offering better conditions from other sources. Although we stated this in our official response, there has been no change in Loen's side. What we can clearly say is that we have endlessly suffered from the outside pressure towards JYJ and we will not compromise from the oppression of the powerful distribution companies. We will be filing a civil appeal to the Fair Trade Commission and Anti-Corruption and Civil Right Committee against [Loen], who has misused their position as a distribution company to one-sidedly terminate an agreement made between two companies, and do our best to regain our rights."
Loen is currently said to be holding an emergency meeting to discuss the situation and is expected to release a statement.
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