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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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  • Loen Entertainment in the process of buying and taking over Starship Entertainment

    November 22, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    IU's agency Loen Entertainment is pushing forward with the acquisition of SISTAR's agency Starship Entertainment according to a report from the Korea Economy.Following the investment banking and entertainment industries on November 22, the largest stockholders of Starship Entertainment, President Kim Si Dae and director Seo Hyun Joo, are in the midst of finishing up the acquisition negotiation.  Both parties do not have largely different vie

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  • 'K-Pop Star 2's Park So Yeon signs with LOEN Entertainment

    November 22, 2013 @ 2:02 am

    'K-Pop Star 2's Park So Yeon has signed with LOEN Entertainment! LOEN Entertainment stated, "Park So Yeon has officially signed with LOEN Entertainment... Her talent shown through the broadcast caught our eyes and we noticed her underlying potential as a hidden gem so we decided to sign her. She will take her time training for her debut under LOEN."Park So Yeon shared, "I am joyful to share good news with those who showed me a lot of suppor

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  • LOEN Entertainment responds to the plagiarism accusations surrounding IU's 'The Red Shoes'

    October 26, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    LOEN Entertainment denied the plagiarism accusations surrounding IU's "The Red Shoes", which netizens noticed sounds similar to Nekta's "Here's Us". LOEN Entertainment responded on the 26th, "We are releasing our official response after reviewing the opinions of 'The Red Shoes' composer Lee Min Soo and other music experts. A portion of the melody for 'Here's Us' and the melody of the second measure [B part] in 'The Red Shoes' sound similar but t

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  • [Album Review] IU 'Modern Times'

    October 17, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    "Domination of the K-Pop charts"Ever since IU's big scandal, people have been predicting her sudden and devastating downfall. I'm not sure she can hear you over the sound of her starring role in a highly-rated weekend drama and her domination of the K-Pop charts with her first post-scandal album, the A-list guest-star laden 'Modern Times'.Modern times takes the IU we all know and love and grows her up a bit, marrying her usual lullaby-in-fantasy-

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  • Ga In parts ways with LOEN Entertainment + to promote under APOP Entertainment

    September 25, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In has parted ways with LOEN Entertainment. Ga In signed with LOEN Entertainment for her solo promotions back in 2011 while she continued her group promotions under Nega Network. But when the announcement about LOEN's reorganization to become a multi-label system was made, Ga In's name was not listed on the artist roster, leaving fans curious. It turns out her name was not listed for a good reason, for she is no longer with

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  • LOEN Entertainment undergoes reorganization to become a multi-label system

    September 24, 2013 @ 2:25 am

    LOEN Entertainment will be converting their artist management and music production business into a multi-label system. LOEN Entertainment stated on the 24th, "We will be reorganizing our unified production business, which we've been running for the management of current artists, into separate labels, and through continued investment, we aim to expand our production business." There will be two labels under this multi-label system:

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  • [Single Review] Brown Eyed Girls 'Black Box'

    August 13, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    It's been a long time since November of 2011 when Brown Eyed Girls promoted "Cleansing Cream", the repackage single from their super successful 'Sixth Sense' album. Since then both JeA and Miryo have gone solo for the first time, while Ga In brought us her second solo album and filmed a movie, and Narsha had a reoccurring role in the popular drama 'Ooh La La Couple'. The girls haven't exactly been gone, but Everlastings have certainly missed seei

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