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Bohyung says it's not the end of SPICA in a handwritten letter to fans

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SPICA's Bohyung wrote a handwritten letter to fans. 


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On February 8, Bohyung reached out to her fans via Instagram and shared her thoughts on the recent news about SPICA's disbandment. Her letter is as follows:


"Dear Mercury, 


First, I want to apologize to you guys who must've been startled by the sudden news with our 5th anniversary approaching soon... After giving it long thought, our members came to the conclusion to focus on individual promotions for now, and we were in discussion with our label about our contract termination. 


My mind was uneasy thinking about the worried fans following the sudden news, but I wanted to take care of the situation and deliver clear details so I am just now speaking up.


As of now, I can't tell you when exactly the 5 members of SPICA will promote together... But I wanted to emphasize that now is not the end. We'll do well in our own places! So please give encouragement to each member.


SPICA was happy and very happy due to the memories Mercury has gifted us the past 5 years..! It was a time that we cannot describe with words, and in whatever form SPICA exists, don't forget that we're with Mercury always and forever! I love you, Mercury. 


Two, three, this was SPICA!"




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    JeffBenson 10 days ago

    They gave me me much enjoyment ... and I never paid them a thing ... Thanks Girls

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    HadamsLunchBox 11 days ago

    I''ve been a fan since their debut...but as much as I want to see them back together in some form down the road, I'm more excited to see Bbo get into an agency that'll promote her solo activities the right way.

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    kentv HadamsLunchBox 10 days ago

    Yes, let's hope she lands someplace that can really promote her properly. That said female solo artists who aren't part of a popular group seem to struggle except for a very few like Ailee, IU, and a few others. Good luck to Bohyung as she has a wonderful singing voice. I also wish the other members luck as there were all really talented.

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    charlie_d 11 days ago

    I REALLY hope this is not the end, they were one of my favs :(

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    JeffBenson 11 days ago

    Its hard to let go when you were part of history

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    JeffBenson 11 days ago

    remember most humans never get to feel what you did ... enjoy!

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    Winston 11 days ago

    i think any group that dun have a comeback for longer than 2 years is as good as disappear, of cos they can call it anything they want but its as good as inactive.

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    krell Winston 11 days ago

    Also, IF any of the SPICA members do *contract* with a NEW AGENCY, then that AGENCY has to APPROVE of *anything* that their 'client' member does it. MIX in the issues of WHO does *own* the SPICA *brand name* and *songs* (likely CJ E&M Agency) and you have even MORE problems involved. SPICA member *might* be able to 'guest' together on a TV Talk Show in the future. Beyond that, I would have doubts on it.

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    Winston krell 11 days ago

    i just think some agencies are AFRAID to use words like disband, so they call it like hiatus or even when the members split up, they call it not disband but temp apart, but fact is they dun state a specific time to regroup and fans just wait endlessly for them, then what is the difference between HOT whom the fans wait endlessly for and those groups? its like telling someone to stand there and wait and say u will be back, only to return after 3 or 5 years. Keeping him waiting. just admit it its gone and not keep people's hopes up. I guess they dun want to make the fans sad, so they lie.

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    krell Winston 11 days ago

    I suppose also that IF the K-pop Group is disbanded, then their music seems 'less desired' in terms of purchases of it? NO IDEA for certain on that notion. But yes, it seems ODD to 'drag it out' as has been done often times. I think supposedly AFTER SCHOOL Group is *still* ALIVE? Which, at this point, IF AS Group does anything in the future (new song), I for one will be rather SURPRISED on that happening.

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    Winston krell 11 days ago

    i am referring things like KARA, which i consider to be disbanded, but its members will refute it and say no they are not really disbanded, But i was thinking "what is ur definition of disbanded then"? just because you say you are disbanded does not mean you cant get back again in future (SES and Sech Kies did that), but i think it means that in the near future (3 or 4 years) you are not intending to release music as a group. you cant be holding on to the statement "hiatus" for like 6 or 7 years right it will be unfair to those waiting. like how YG kept off saying 2NE1 is disbanded for more than 6-7 months keeping fans thinking a comeback is imminent.

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    kentv Winston 10 days ago

    One thing too, SES members were still represented by SM I believe, so you don't have all the issues with the use of the name SES or performing any of their SM copyrighted back catalog material in public. Compare that to KARA where all of the members are with other agencies now. Even if the members wanted to get back together, they would have to cut some kind of deal with DSP and DSP has all the leverage in any such deal, so you will pay a mint for those right's. It's one of the downsides to the Korean system, that the artists seldom have the rights to their music, name, or likeness. Once they move on from an agency, they can never use what they helped build. Those are all owned by the company. Plus companies in Korea seem to just write off most groups once they hit their mid to late 20's as too old to make money from anymore off the teenage fans that now view them as old. A few groups manage to milk nostalgia if they were huge enough in their heyday and managed to stay with their original label or owned their rights.

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    Winston kentv 10 days ago

    well Sech Kies was from DSP, they regroup under YG, but they never changed their name, anyway, they do have to pay DSP some royalties when they sing the songs like Couple and such which were from the time they are still in DSP. which is why they wanted to have new songs to promote with under YG.

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    Winston kentv 10 days ago

    i think YG CEO took a risk when he saw how popular the 90s groups are in IC Totoga, and thats why he let Jinusean have a comeback after they shouted out to YG CEO for a comeback, and he took a risk to give Sech Kies a short 3 years contract to see if they would be able to sell well if they have a comeback, which they did, but i think he is also concern the 90's retro wave might only last a while, so he only signed Sech Kies up for 3 years.

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    krell Winston 10 days ago

    @kentv ; @Winston <-- Also, the *manner* of 'parting' with the AGENCY can make a difference in what happens. With KARA5, it *seems* as though ALL of the members did pretty WELL FINANCIALLY (Money Income ; Personal Wealth). And also, when the KARA members left, *some* of them *still* have fairly *good* 'relations' with DSP AGENCY. For example, GYURI and SEUNGYEON did do a SKYPE VIDEO 'appearance' in JAPAN to help promote new APRIL Group for DSP Agency. Now, with JIYOUNG (ex-KARA, now in JAPAN), I think that there is some 'ill will' with DSP Agency. Due to that JIYOUNG *seems* to have had that DEAL with her JAPAN AGENCY all 'lined up' BEFORE she did cease her KARA Group activities. Also, NICOLE seems a bit 'distant' to DSP Agency too. And HARA (ex-KARA), difficult to tell ; but NOT much happening with her that is DSP Agency or KARA related. So, myself, I really DOUBT that KARA Group will ever perform together again. MAYBE GYURI, SEUNGYEON and HARA might do something together, along with YOUNGJI (KARA4). But I have my doubts on it. I thought HARA was 'done' with K-pop activity ; then she did a VOCAL appearance on a THUNDER MV song. Anyway, in Aug. of 2016, GYURI (with band FROM THE AIRPORT), did a LIVE Show in VIETNAM and sang 'covers' of KARA songs. Which, I will *guess* that for GYURI to do that, she needs some kind of AGREEMENT with DSP Agency. So, I'll post the YT MV of that 'GYURI in VIETNAM' Live Show below next here ...

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    krell 10 days ago

    GYURI (ex-KARA) performing Live in VIETNAM (Aug. 2016) ...

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    kentv Winston 10 days ago

    Part of that too might be that when you talk about groups of older men and women, the odds of someone calling it quits suddenly are higher as life events intervene more, so a shorter contract is also a hedge that you don't lose a key member and get stuck with the rest of a group that is no longer as marketable.

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    Winston kentv 9 days ago

    on the contray, I find older men and woman are more likely to stay, while young men and girls are more likely to change their mind and purse their dreams. Sech Kies also mentioned they hoped the contract would be longer than 3 years. while youngsters are complaining when a contract is 7 years. calling it "slave"

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    SunLightWorld 11 days ago

    So is this group hiatus or group disbandment?

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    Eithra SunLightWorld 11 days ago

    Hiatus I think. It's the same with KARA. I hope they both release an album soon.

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    SunLightWorld Eithra 11 days ago

    KARA is not hiatus anymore, its like hibernation.

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    Kurare SunLightWorld 11 days ago

    Ahhhhhhhhh cute puppy!

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    SunLightWorld Kurare 11 days ago

    This is my eye bleach ^^

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    pink_oracle SunLightWorld 11 days ago

    Disbanding. They are leaving the label to work separately. They cannot reform as Spica once that's done, the old label will retain the rights to the songs and group name. Same thing with Kara. These groups just seem to say these ' we may come back together some day' type statements so fans will know there's no bad feelings between the girls.

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    Eithra pink_oracle 10 days ago

    Well they can actually. Just like SES did . KARA might come back under DSP and Spica might do the same thing. It's really too early to tell. But if SES could come back after twenty years , I'm sure KARA and Spica can do the same.

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    pink_oracle Eithra 10 days ago

    SES were a major hit and it made financial sense for SM to promote them under temporary contracts. Spica have a very small fan base, I just don't see the label wanting to invest in a reunion for such a low impact group. But that's irrelevant, the fact of the matter is in the present day they are disbanding not going on hiatus.

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    fantastikforce 11 days ago

    This sounds exactly the same as Kara....

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    homrackssr 11 days ago

    lool. All of Spica members upload the same letter except Boa that'd posted on DC gallery.

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    homrackssr 11 days ago

    *uploaded on DC first before re-upload on her ig

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    eager_beaver 11 days ago

    Hopefully this is a sign of that they are actually friends, since they are claiming to pursue the possibility to work together again, despite this contract termination. And I hope them getting together will not be just some kind of a one show thing after 10 years to stir up memories, but something more permanent.

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    thefabcat92 11 days ago

    will this be the same as SS501 claiming them have not broken up but only return as 3?

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    Kurare thefabcat92 11 days ago

    LOL they'd come back in a couple years as SPI, PIC, or ICA? With all their contracts to be settled, it's unlikely they can retain SPICA elsewhere even as a new/whole unit.

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