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  • K-pop industry's profit distribution system gives idols a hard time?

    July 25, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Idol singer "member A" recently received his first settlement a full two years after his debut. "About a year after our debut, I and other friends my age started talking about settlements among ourselves. The standard of success lies upon who gets them faster." For the past two years, A has released a total of three mini-albums and held continuous promotions in Korea and overseas as well as through broadcast appearances. Every time he b

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  • SBS News reveals CCTV footage of Nichkhun's car accident

    July 25, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    Following the reports of 2PM member Nichkhun's unfortunate accident while under the influence, CCTV footage of the accident was aired via SBS news, giving people a glimpse into the situation. The footage shows the motorcyclist riding through the street, when he is hit by Nichkhun's vehicle while going through an intersection. The reporter explains that the motorcyclist, who had been injured, was escorted by the fire fighters on the scene t

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  • JYP Entertainment apologizes for 2PM member Nichkhun's recent accident

    July 23, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    JYP Entertainment just released this statement to allkpop, in regards to 2PM member Nichkhun's recent car accident. "This is JYP Entertainment. Around 2:30AM this morning, Nichkhun who is an artist under our agency had attended a dinner with the entire JYP family present, following a rehearsal for a JYP performance. After having about two glasses of beer, Nichkhun was driving back to his dorm which is located on the same block as the locat

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  • The Weaknesses of SM, JYP, and YG Entertainment

    July 22, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Below is an interesting article written by Korean media outlet, Star Today, pointing out the weaknesses of the "Big 3" South Korean entertainment agencies. SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment are the so-called "Big 3" entertainment agencies of South Korea. With extensive planning, funding and tactical marketing, they possess a significant portion of equity in the music industry. However, even they have inevitable weak

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  • JYP Entertainment to show their appreciation for fans through new annual 'FAN's Day' event

    July 20, 2012 @ 3:07 am

    To better express their gratitude towards their fans, JYP Entertainment has announced that they'll be setting up a special event titled 'FAN's Day'. Launching for the first time this year, the company aims to hold it annually in the beginning of August. This year, it'll take place on August 3rd and run through the 5th at the Kunsthalle, and fans will be able to participate in the event for free. Various events are lined up, such as a fa

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  • 2PM's Nichkhun joined JYPE because of Rain?

    July 19, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    2PM's Nichkhun revealed that he joined JYP Entertainment because of Rain. Nichkhun guest-featured on the '5 Million Dollar Stars' special of KBS 2TV's 'Happy Together 3' that aired July 19th. The singer began explaining how he was found by JYP Entertainment officials while he was attending a Korean Festival in Los Angeles, California. At the time, Nichkhun had no intention of becoming an artist, and had no intention of entering JYP E

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  • Min Hyo Rin used to be a trainee for JYP Entertainment?

    July 19, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    It has been revealed that actress Min Hyo Rin was once a trainee at JYP Entertainment. On the July 19th episode of KBS's 'Happy Together 3', Min Hyo Rin explained, "In order to debut in a girl group, I learned how to dance and sing at JYP Entertainment for seven months, but since it was difficult to travel from Taegu to Seoul, and since I wasn't very good, I quit." The fact that Min Hyo Rin could have traveled the path of an idol after

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  • J.Y. Park was skeptical about Nichkhun's talents at first?

    July 19, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    J.Y. Park confessed that he was skeptical of how well 2PM's Nichkhun would fare as a singer when he was introduced as a possible JYP Entertainment trainee. During filming for the upcoming broadcast of KBS 2TV's 'Happy Together 3', J.Y Park stated, "Though the agency's casting director discovered Nichkhun and brought him over, I was skeptical after seeing him whether he could actually become a singer." He continued, "When I first saw Ni

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  • Concert sales for SM, JYP & YG artists in Japan revealed

    July 15, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    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 am

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  • Park Ji Min discusses her blossoming appearance + other 'K-Pop Star' contestants

    July 13, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    One of JYPE's newest addition Park Ji Min revealed her secret to her blossoming beauty after SBS 'K-Pop Star'. On this week's episode of SBS TV's 'One Night of TV Entertainment', Park Ji Min was asked about her improved appearance after signing with JYPE. She said, "Before, I was just learning how to dance and sing, but now I exercise and do vocal training after school. I do dance practice sometimes and now I'm about to learn how to play

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