• SM, YG, and JYP Entertainment doubled their sales in the past 3 years

    April 8, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    The companies considered as the "Big 3" in the Korean music industry - SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment - were revealed to have risen in sales at an incredibly rapid rate over the last three years with YG having the sharpest increase rate.  According to the Financial Supervisory Service on April 8, SM Entertainment's sales were at 164 billion won (~ $156 million USD) in 2013, which is an increase of 90.2% compared to 2010

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  • 18 YG Entertainment artists and actors to become stockholders of their agency

    April 8, 2014 @ 2:07 am

    18 YG Entertainment artists and actors have been given the opportunity to become stockholders of their agency! YG Entertainment announced on the 8th, "The largest shareholders, chief executive producer Yang Hyun Suk and CEO Yang Min Suk, transferred their preemptive stock rights of 81,400 shares to 18 of their agency artists and actors including Psy, Big Bang, and more."This is the first time that the biggest shareholder and the CEO of a domesti

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  • Yoo Hee Yeol disses J.Y. Park and Yang Hyun Suk on 'K-Pop Star 3'

    April 6, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    Antenna Music's Yoo Hee Yeol poked fun at JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment on the latest episode of 'K-Pop Star 3'!The three finalists, Sam Kim, Kwon Jin Ah and Bernard Park, visited Antenna Music on the latest episode, where they were greeted by the company's artists."Is there another company that these kids can go to?" asked Jung Jae Hyung, an Antenna artist. "There's YG, and is there another one? Jin Young has his company, but what was t

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  • Akdong Musician finally debuts on 'K-Pop Star 3'

    April 6, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    It's been a year to the day since Akdong Musician proudly left 'K-Pop Star 2' as the winners, and now they're finally back with their official debut under YG Entertainment on 'K-Pop Star 3'!Their first album was released online today, and the power duo arrived to wild applause to showcase their famed live-performance skills on the audition program.The artists performed two tracks off their debut album, 'Melting' and '200%'. Check out their perfor

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  • Hyun Bin reveals how he chose his next production 'The King's Wrath'

    April 5, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    Hyun Bin revealed he chooses which production to do next by reading and ranking each scenario according to how much fun it is! Hyun Bin greeted fans on 'Entertainment Relay' and opened up about his return to the screen in three years, "It's been about three years since I last took on a production." The reporter commented, "I heard that you rejected over 30 dramas and chose this film." The actor shared, "I don't know if it reaches thirty. Th

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  • YG Entertainment hints at another new project to come with mysterious image

    April 3, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

    True to its style, YG Entertainment has left fans scratching their heads once more as they throw in their best guesses about the latest mysterious image released on YG-Life.According to the press release that accompanies this mysterious image, it's said to be a new project, and it's called NONA9ON (pronounced 'nonagon'). There is no info besides that the release for this project is set for April 9 and April 11.What could this 'project' be? A come

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  • Cute pictures revealed from Go Ara's childhood

    April 3, 2014 @ 8:01 am

    SBS' 'One Night of TV Entertainment' revealed photos of actress Go Ara's childhood.Go Ara looked as cute as can be at four and five years old. She had the same round eyes and small face that her fans adore today. Go Ara admitted, "It's cute." The MC also pointed out that she ranked in first for prettiest eyes, cleanest skin, and most photogenic.  Go Ara commented, "I think people say that because my eyes are a light color." Do you agree?

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  • Kang Min Kyung seduces fanboys with her hip dance on 'One Night of TV Entertainment'

    April 3, 2014 @ 6:00 am

    Davichi's Kang Min Kyung's hips don't lie, and she showed them off with a sexy hip dance! 'One Night of TV Entertainment' conducted a poll of the female celebrities with the best hips and met up with the winner who was none other than Kang Min Kyung.Kang Min Kyung expressed confidence in her hips, sharing, "I've had confidence in by hips since I was little... I think I've had my hips since my third year of middle school. I had my second growth s

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  • SM Entertainment confirms EXO's upcoming comeback kicking off with showcase on April 15

    March 31, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

    SM Entertainment confirmed that EXO is indeed preparing for their comeback with a new mini-album, and it all starts off with their comeback show on April 15! SM Entertainment stated, "EXO will hold their 'EXO Comeback Show' at Jamsil Arena, Seoul on the 15th and will kick off activities for their new mini-album."EXO will promote their new mini-album as EXO-K and EXO-M in Korea and China, respectively, this time around. Samsung Music subscribers

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  • The National Tax Service to strengthen their vigilance over entertainment companies

    March 30, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

    The National Tax Service will be strengthening its vigilance over entertainment companies.According to the NTS on the 31st, most of the offshore tax evasion was involved around expedient inheritance, shipping or other marine sections, and trade businesses. However, because of the Hallyu boom, entertainment labels have branched outward. Exports on food, chicken, and pizza has also increased when idols endorse them. Because of this, labels can omi

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