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SM Entertainment's SM C&C merges with Woollim Entertainment to form 'Woollim Label'

August 8, 2013 @ 11:47 pm
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SM Entertainment is setting their sights on the big picture as they embark on the road to become a major music company such as Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment.


Just as the three mentioned labels are major global music companies that manage various sub labels, SM will also set out to become a representative music group in Asia.


They've already kicked off the process as SM C&C has announced a merger with Woollim Entertainment to create an independent 'Woollim Label', whose music will differ from SM Entertainment's sounds with their own color of music and an eclectic lineup of artists. With its connection to SM Entertainment, SM C&C, and other global subsidiaries, a synergy effect is expected. 


In addition, with SM Entertainment's global influence and network, artists now under Woollim Label like INFINITE, NELL, and TASTY will benefit, and their increased global recognition will also raise SM group's total sales and profits.


Regarding 'Woollim Label', SM Entertainment stated, "SM Entertainment will run its global music distribution and additional businesses while SM C&C will take charge of the label's functions. In terms of business structure and scale, we will acquire international competitiveness and will stand as Asia's premier music group which can compete with global major music groups. We will take our place as the first global major music group in Korea."


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Source: Chosun Ilbo via Nate


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nosla
· Posted May 22, 2014 @ 5:12 am

Before the dawn "why why why" why why why merge with SM  this is bs...hope they do well since merging with sm nothing good seems to happen -.-

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izzyq
· Posted October 19, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

but does it change ANYTHING from the company(woolliment) and how they actually worked before? like auditions and such? 

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melorked
· Posted October 8, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

omo~my boy infinite!!!! please don't

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demiden
· Posted October 7, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

SM is  like an elephant trying to skydive with a tiny parachute indoors :)) lol, hate sm forever

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xxxibandrea
· Posted September 12, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

at least i'll see them at smtown concerts! :D

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wiamdooty
· Posted September 4, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

Ok ... I'm a little bit worried about this ... about INFINITE I want them to keep their own style This also goes for NELL and TASTY !! I don't want SM to force them to do things and be a copy of other SM groups I really don't want that bc That's what I like about them !! other than that I know that They will get bigger but When it's a big company like SM ... I just want INFINITE to be happy seriously and won't be forced to do anything not in their style but if it's a big company I feel like they won't be as happy !! But in the end I trust their CEO so I pray everything will be good ^_^

kajoon
· Posted December 18, 2013 @ 6:47 am
"...a merger with Woollim Entertainment to create an independent 'Woollim Label', whose music will differ from SM Entertainment's sounds with their own color of music and an eclectic lineup of artists." You didn't read did you?
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sewhunnie
· Posted September 3, 2013 @ 7:20 am

NO!!!!! I DON'T LIKE SM!! I hope they won't force infinite and others to a different styles :, (  

kajoon
· Posted December 18, 2013 @ 6:48 am
"...a merger with Woollim Entertainment to create an independent 'Woollim Label', whose music will differ from SM Entertainment's sounds with their own color of music and an eclectic lineup of artists." You didn't read did you?
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elainejjuliet
· Posted August 22, 2013 @ 3:27 am

i hope Infinite will still Infinite. 

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kyuxiusoo
· Posted August 20, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

I don't know how I feel a out this ._. I want them to merge but at the same time... I don't 

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misha-kpopluva
· Posted August 17, 2013 @ 1:17 am

To E.L.F and Shawol, Disney Channel is plagiarizing SM songs like:Super Juniors' "Sorry, Sorry" and Shinees' "Dream Girl"

# 1 Sorry, Sorry. /watch?v=1BJcMyCwM1s.

# 2 Dream Girl. /watch?v=8hAqDnNXbVk

Help by spreading the message so SM can stop them from doing this!

{Credit for the person to discover this on youtube-Lucia Shawol Sone-im helping by spreading the word}


kaitibaby
· Posted September 14, 2013 @ 10:28 am
I just need you to realize that those songs and tracks were created by someone called Drew Ryan Scott , who is actually known for his work with SM (he's written and composed SOOO many I their songs it isn't even funny) and his work with Disney channel (that movie Starstruck , it was him that wrote and sung that Hero song) . Therefore , most likely, either the rights to the songs are still his , so he CAN sell them to Disney and SM and it be perfectly legal. Or . He's selling it to both without the others knowing or the time limits for resale is up . There's a ton of different scenarios . But seriously . Before you start accusing people of plagiarism and trying to start a fan movement , you should look up facts ... For all you know SM could have sold the music to Disney after buying it from Drew .
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atlatl
· Posted December 6, 2013 @ 3:16 pm
Listen to Luis Miguel's "Vuelve" it sounds similar to Dream Girl (not the same, and not trying to bash, I like SHINee (: )
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euigo
· Posted August 15, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

I hope that they will be seven membered group till the end.. sm will not make them get separated right???? ㅠ.ㅠ

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legendaryretard
· Posted August 13, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

Accept the reality and go back to your lives. Money makes the world go round and Sm has money. Wooliment is not stupid and tjey know what they are doing. If you havr any rebattals comment below let's get this over with

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cantairis
· Posted August 12, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

What the....I've been imagining how it would be like if SM & Woollim work together ._. LOL no offense it's for my unfinished fanfic >.> BUT never did I think they would really merge together like..... what? 


Though, I shall keep these words, "always keep the faith" . INFINITE ask Inspirits to trust them and their CEO so yeah, let's trust their boss' decision. We're gonna pray for the best. Look at the brighter side. Hehe (though deep down my heart I know I'm worried) 

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infinityyyy
· Posted August 12, 2013 @ 6:39 am

im sorry woollim..im just too shocked and sad with the recent news. to woollim ceo,i know mayb u hav reasons,but i just cnt accept it,mayb bcause ive always hated sm..im just too sad and down after the news,i thought u guys wud grew larger and give a good competition to sm,but i kinda felt betrayed when u guys dcided to merge w/ sm c&c..how cn our boys grow lrger than sm artists when sm is in the upper hand..? though mayb its said that woollim label wud be independant but still d big boss is sm.

i love the boys,since their debut seriously,but this merging news just broke my heart..into pieces..very tiny pieces..suddenly today im very gloomy and depressed because of this.. how cn i be in ease when they are now with a company that made my jyj boys suffer so much.. and to think that myungsoo is such a jaejoong fanboy..T__T


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felicitaa0904
· Posted August 11, 2013 @ 7:45 am

sungyeol is SM ex-trainee...

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tateh99
· Posted August 11, 2013 @ 5:19 am

As long they stick with their style of music, producers, etc I'm fine with it (: 

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thaatxx
· Posted August 10, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

I still trust that Woollim's CEO knows what he is doing and still in control to agree to this merger. 

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myungsooboba
· Posted August 10, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

Ummm.......shoot.

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kittykat3701
· Posted August 10, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

im just waiting for my otps to have more moments :D


i wonder if they'll join smtown .....

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honeytamz0818
· Posted August 10, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

first of all, i'm an SM stan and an Inspirit but tbh i don't like this merging thing. The first thing that entered my mind when I saw this article is "HOW ABOUT INFINITE? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM NOW?" I think it's all about money now because we all know SM. and in this part "In addition, with SM Entertainment's global influence and network, artists now under Woollim Label like INFINITENELL, and TASTY will benefit, and their increased global recognition will also raise SM group's total sales and profits" Whatever Infinite, Nel and Tasty do will surely benefit SM. Why don't you just leave the Woollim groups as is? SM, mind your artists especially f(x).

honeytamz0818
· Posted August 10, 2013 @ 12:25 pm
*Nell
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chef-anja
· Posted August 12, 2013 @ 11:43 am
i also hope SM will more care for f(x), they really good girlgroup with unique character...
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