• Kakao acquires Loen Entertainment

    January 10, 2016 @ 10:29 pm

    Kakao has acquired Loen Entertainment!Loen Entertainment is one of the biggest labels in Korea, with IU, HISTORY, Sunny Hill, Melody Day, FIESTAR, and more, and also manages MelOn. Loen Entertainment also has the biggest shares in A Cube Entertainment, Starship Entertainment, and King Kong Entertainment.  This is a giant move for Kakao, who wanted to extend their market beyond their current field. Do you think this change will be

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  • LOEN Entertainment buys majority of A Cube Entertainment's shares

    November 25, 2015 @ 1:29 am

    There's a new business partnership that just happened between LOEN Entertainment and A Cube Entertainment. More specifically, LOEN has made a huge investment into A Cube, creating a very strategic partnership.LOEN released an official report on November 25 KST, stating, "Today a council meeting was held and we invested in 70% of A Cube's shares. Through this, the competitiveness of LOEN's production and artist management will be raised, and more

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  • Sony responds to alleged Britney Spear's voice sampling in IU's song

    November 4, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    IU has seen immense success with her new album 'CHAT-SHIRE' since its release a couple weeks back; however, one netizen decided to put a damper on that success. One netizen declared that IU's song "23" sampled Britney Spear's voice in "Gimme More" without proper authorization. The netizen, who goes by 'Hwanhee-eh,' previously shared the statement released by IU's agency, Loen Tree. As a refresher, here's the full statement:"Hello, this is IU's ag

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  • Loen drops official teaser image for IU's upcoming 4th mini album!

    October 11, 2015 @ 11:08 am

    IU is back and we're loving her new look!Loen Entertainment recently updated the fans of IU, releasing a teaser image for the singer's comeback 4th mini album. In the teaser image, the singer is seen draped around in purple ribbon, biting into it like a feisty kitten. According to the recent tweet, IU's 4th mini album, 'CHAT_SHIRE' is set to be released on October 23.Stay tuned for more updates on IU and her comeback!

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  • Zia and FIESTAR join IU at Loen Tree

    September 22, 2015 @ 8:20 am

    Zia and FIESTAR have joined IU at Loen Tree! A rep revealed, "Loen Entertainment's in-house label Collabodadi has become a label under Loen Tree on September 22." With this move, Zia and FIESTAR have become Loen Tree artists.We last saw Zia in April with her duet track with Lee Hyun called "Rain is Falling", while FIESTAR released their mini album 'BLACK LABEL' this past March. Loen Tree also houses IU, Sunny Hill, Kim Suk Hoo

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  • IU to continue on with LOEN Entertainment

    June 2, 2015 @ 10:51 pm

    That deciding and crucial time for an artist under an entertainment company has come for IU, as her contract is expiring this year. But, she's already been reported to be continuing with her company LOEN Entertainment!LOEN Entertainment said, "Ahead of LOEN Entertainment's IU's upcoming contract expiration in September, we have completed the signing of her contract renewal." They added, "Ahead of the contract expiration in September, we have been

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  • Happy birthday to the lovely IU!

    May 15, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    Happy birthday to South Korea's little sister, IU!The lovely soloist with the voice of an angel fell from heaven on May 16, 1993, so she has now turned 22 years old internationally and 23 in South Korea.  Her agency, Loen Entertainment, posted a cute picture of the singer and words of congratulation: "Happy Birthday, IU :D Please say happy birthday to IU on her 23rd birthday!!"Definitely do so via Twitter or other means.  Happy birthday

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  • Gaon Chart releases overview summary of 2014

    January 16, 2015 @ 2:25 pm

    We're well into the first month of 2015, but 2014 can't entirely come to a close without an overview! Gaon has released a summary of the year 2014, comparing and contrasting digital and album sales for artists, distributors, and labels. Check out the summarized data below!  Digital Single SalesThe graph above compares and ranks some of the top digital singles of 2014 according to sales. Soyu and JungGiGo's collaborative

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  • Loen Entertainment takes over majority stake in Starship Entertainment for 15 billion won

    December 18, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    As the process for this acquisition was reported back in November, it comes as no surprise that Loen Entertainment has successfully taken over a majority stake in Starship Entertainment, which is known for having popular artists such as SISTAR, K.Will, and Boyfriend.  While the amount of about 14 billion won (~ $13 million USD) was the originally negotiated value, it appears that Loen Entertainment has taken over Starship at a slig

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  • JYP Entertainment liquidates its sub-label AQ Entertainment in charge of managing miss A and Baek Ah Yeon

    December 9, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    On December 9, a rep from the business world of investment banking revealed that JYP Entertainment has decided to liquidate its sub-label, AQ Entertainment, at the the latter's meeting of shareholders.  Currently, JYP Entertainment is undergoing the liquidation process of AQ Entertainment, which is known for managing miss A and Baek Ah Yeon.  Only these two artists under JYP Entertainment were active under both JYP and AQ Entertain

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