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Heechul talks about SM's stance on idols composing their own music

By alim17   Thursday, November 7, 2013   124,522   1,002   697



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On the November 7 installment of JTBC's 'Ssul Jeon,' Heechul talked about SM Entertainment's stance on their idols composing their own music as well as SM's very own composer Yoo Young Jin, who recently ranked fourth on the list of song producers who made the highest income in 2012.

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In this episode, Kim Gu Ra asked in relation to SM Entertainment, "Why don't they raise their singers as composers, too?"

Heechul replied, "In Lee Soo Man's opinion, 'If you're not better than the expert composers, just accept the music and sing it.'  He says the purpose is to leave it to the experts and have fun on stage."

However, Kim Gu Ra continued, "This could seem true on the surface.  But wouldn't it be better if they motivated you if you did well like in YG?  If even Kangin were to practice self-restraint and write songs, he could become a prominent singer-songwriter," making everyone laugh.

Heechul responded, "We likewise think it would be nice if we could do both, but we cannot get over the wall that is Yoo Young Jin and Kenzie."

Kim Gu Ra asked, "How are Yoo Young Jin's songs?  From the receiving end, do you think there is a competitive edge?"

As usual, Heechul was very truthful in his answer: "There was a time I listened to the guide version and thought, 'What do I do?' . . . Girls' Generation's 'The Boys' did well just because it was Girls' Generation.  I even said once that I don't know what would happen if someone else sang that song."

Kim Gu Ra amused everyone by referring to a forgotten girl group, "It wouldn't have done well if it were T.T.Ma."

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  3. Kangin
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  5. Kim Gu Ra
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  7. yoo young jin
  8. kenzie
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  11. yg entertainment

rookienoona Sunday, December 1, 2013

OMG he's so right! songs like IGAB done well just because it was GG. also many of their other songs become hits when most of the time the song was sung by another artist before

lee_minhye Friday, November 22, 2013

Kim Heechul: The voice of all kpop fans.(Sorry Sones)

dageko06 Monday, November 11, 2013

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skittle316 Sunday, November 10, 2013

Writing your own songs doesn't mean they are good nor that will people like them. Think about it SM gets backlash for a lot of th songs they release. If they came from the idols themselves people would be saying for SM to hire song writers and producers.

I personally hate when people use "they don't even write there songs" to bash someone since at the end of the day you view them and there music negatively, if they wrote it themselves your opinion does not change at all because you would just bash there song writing skills. Like others have said let people do what they can personally succeed at. You can't force someone to do something they aren't capable of doing well just for some status of a song writer.

Also the MC is wrong, I like YG but people need to understand GD is the only one really capable of "good" writing songs.

makode06 Sunday, November 10, 2013

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lee_brothers Sunday, November 10, 2013

honest heechul who doesn't give a fvck about what others think about him is really one of a kind, the only one in the industry I say

the fact that SJ has created/composed/contributed as lyricists in numbers of songs in their albums must have marked something then, it's not easy with SM being strict and picky, but SJ managed to always contribute in the making :)

polygltbutterfly Saturday, November 9, 2013

Couldn't love Heechul anymore than I do right now. Not only did he confirm suspecion but he said what so many nonsones were thinking and he did with few cares haha. I wish SM had more collaborations imagine an Onew and Kyuhyun collab, or separate promotions that way groups don't feel so tired and get more off time without fans being rowdy of a comeback. ; I loved Henry's promotion he made so many new fans its great. Sm needs to utilize this more.

darkangel1802 Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Girls Generation's 'The Boys' did well just because it was Girls' Generation. ;I even said once that I don't know what would happen if someone else sang that song."

Finally someone from the industry said it, like a BOSS!

dioraddict Saturday, November 9, 2013

boy was honest

SuJu2428 Saturday, November 9, 2013

Finally, someone said it.. People are like downvoting and bashing others who says that the boys is not that good.. that it's just gg that's why it got popular.. but it's true...

hands down to Heechul for being honest and direct to the point.. I hope people will be just like Heechul and not taking sides because it's their bias...

sukimiwa Saturday, November 9, 2013

Definitely! When someone says that my favorite band's song isn't that good, I have to accept it. The things I won't accept are people bad mouthing my favorite band, its members, expressing hatred and nonsense. But when it's not that case, when it's just an opinion we must accept it or ignore it, after all, it's a person right to express their opinion IN THE RIGHT WAY, not insulting, and such

beashineeshawol Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Boys and I Got a Boy were not good. It's nice that they tried to break out of their usual mold and everything but it just wasn't good. Gee is still my favorite song from them. True the artist have a hard time seeing work they produce make it onto albums but when the artists do make it over the walls that are Yoo Youngjin and Kenzie it's because the work is really good and fits in with the groups style extremely well. When that happens the work is truly quality. (Ex. Jonghyun's Yok and Symptoms). If they wanted to write songs that were good enough to make it on albums they would practice but I feel like that may not necessarily be the goal for all of them. For those who do have that goal, they do it. Eunhyuk, Donghae (there are like always pictures of them in the studio now), Henry, and Jonghyun are prime examples of that. Many people at YG write because they want to and its how they express themselves. That may not necessarily be true for everyone else in the industry. There are plenty of artist out there who don't write their own music but find joy in singing, dancing, and putting on spectacular performances for people.

sukimiwa Saturday, November 9, 2013

I feel happy when I know one of the members of my favorite band writes a song, I look for the translation. It definitely makes fans happy. So I support it ^^

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