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SM Entertainment's SM C&C merges with Woollim Entertainment to form 'Woollim Label'

By starsung   Thursday, August 8, 2013   206,884   8,842   1,722
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SM Entertainment is setting their sights on the big picture as they embark on the road to become a major music company such as Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment.


Just as the three mentioned labels are major global music companies that manage various sub labels, SM will also set out to become a representative music group in Asia.


They've already kicked off the process as SM C&C has announced a merger with Woollim Entertainment to create an independent 'Woollim Label', whose music will differ from SM Entertainment's sounds with their own color of music and an eclectic lineup of artists. With its connection to SM Entertainment, SM C&C, and other global subsidiaries, a synergy effect is expected. 


In addition, with SM Entertainment's global influence and network, artists now under Woollim Label like INFINITE, NELL, and TASTY will benefit, and their increased global recognition will also raise SM group's total sales and profits.


Regarding 'Woollim Label', SM Entertainment stated, "SM Entertainment will run its global music distribution and additional businesses while SM C&C will take charge of the label's functions. In terms of business structure and scale, we will acquire international competitiveness and will stand as Asia's premier music group which can compete with global major music groups. We will take our place as the first global major music group in Korea."


SEE ALSO: INFINITE revamps as a 6-member group with new profile photo and edited choreography


Source: Chosun Ilbo via Nate


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nosla Thursday, May 22, 2014

Before the dawn "why why why" why why why merge with SM ; this is bs...hope they do well since merging with sm nothing good seems to happen -.-

izzyq Saturday, October 19, 2013

but does it change ANYTHING from the company(woolliment) and how they actually worked before? like auditions and such? ;

melorked Tuesday, October 8, 2013

omo~my boy infinite!!!! please don't

demiden Monday, October 7, 2013

SM is ; like an elephant trying to skydive with a tiny parachute indoors :)) lol, hate sm forever

xxxibandrea Thursday, September 12, 2013

at least i'll see them at smtown concerts! :D

wiamdooty Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ok ... I'm a little bit worried about this ... about INFINITE I want them to keep their own style This also goes for NELL and TASTY !! I don't want SM to force them to do things and be a copy of other SM groups I really don't want that bc That's what I like about them !! other than that I know that They will get bigger but When it's a big company like SM ... I just want INFINITE to be happy seriously and won't be forced to do anything not in their style but if it's a big company I feel like they won't be as happy !! But in the end I trust their CEO so I pray everything will be good ^_^

kajoon Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"...a merger with Woollim Entertainment to create an independent 'Woollim Label', whose music will differ from SM Entertainment's sounds with their own color of music and an eclectic lineup of artists." You didn't read did you?

Puchiko_dream Sunday, January 18, 2015

@kajoon Let's just hope SM is telling the truth ;'(

sewhunnie Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NO!!!!! I DON'T LIKE SM!! I hope they won't force infinite and others to a different styles :, ( ;

kajoon Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"...a merger with Woollim Entertainment to create an independent 'Woollim Label', whose music will differ from SM Entertainment's sounds with their own color of music and an eclectic lineup of artists." You didn't read did you?

elainejjuliet Thursday, August 22, 2013

i hope Infinite will still Infinite. ;

kyuxiusoo Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I don't know how I feel a out this ._. I want them to merge but at the same time... I don't ;

misha_kpopluva Saturday, August 17, 2013

To E.L.F and Shawol, Disney Channel is plagiarizing SM songs like:Super Juniors' "Sorry, Sorry" and Shinees' "Dream Girl"

# 1 Sorry, Sorry. /watch?v=1BJcMyCwM1s.

# 2 Dream Girl. /watch?v=8hAqDnNXbVk

Help by spreading the message so SM can stop them from doing this!

{Credit for the person to discover this on youtube-Lucia Shawol Sone-im helping by spreading the word}


kaitibaby Saturday, September 14, 2013

I just need you to realize that those songs and tracks were created by someone called Drew Ryan Scott , who is actually known for his work with SM (he's written and composed SOOO many I their songs it isn't even funny) and his work with Disney channel (that movie Starstruck , it was him that wrote and sung that Hero song) . Therefore , most likely, either the rights to the songs are still his , so he CAN sell them to Disney and SM and it be perfectly legal. Or . He's selling it to both without the others knowing or the time limits for resale is up . There's a ton of different scenarios . But seriously . Before you start accusing people of plagiarism and trying to start a fan movement , you should look up facts ... For all you know SM could have sold the music to Disney after buying it from Drew .

atlatl Friday, December 6, 2013

Listen to Luis Miguel's "Vuelve" it sounds similar to Dream Girl (not the same, and not trying to bash, I like SHINee (: )

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