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Posted by AKP STAFF Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cho PD gives full musical freedom to Block B

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Hip hop artist/producer Cho PD snagged everyone's attention when he announced his unconventional plans for his upcoming boy group, Block B. It's a well known fact that agency CEOs and senior producers decide the musical direction for their rookie artists. It's also become customary for these producers to blatantly decide when rookies don't have enough experience, in addition to extorting their copyright rights from them when it comes to producing music. Although many have voiced their opposition to these trends, Cho PD is one of the few to stir his feelings into action. The producer has revealed that he has not laid a finger on any of the songs included in Block B's debut album, nor will he be debuting their work under his name. Cho PD explained, "Popularity can disappear, but talent will always remain. I want to instill in my artists the ability to grow on their own. Allowing the members to receive their rightfully earned copyright income expands the duration of their career." He continued, "Agency CEOs and producers working for only their own profit are not only selfish, but deprive the artists of the opportunities they need. If they really have a message or lyrics that they want to deliver, they should aid the members to find it and write it themselves. There are prevalent instances where people will add their names to the co-producers credits, and extort copyright when all they did was add the sound of one cymbal. But to me, that's outdated and undemocratic, and I'm sure that such a system won't last long." Noting the various issues surrounding artists, their fanclubs, and their agencies, Cho PD also mentioned that he would be trying a variety of other systems to prevent problems from arising, such as allowing the boys to run their fanclub themselves. Block B will be making their official debut on April 14th. Source: Sports World via Naver, Newsen

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