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1st generation idol g.o.d's Danny Ahn gives his two cents on 4minute's disbandment

By yckim124   Monday, June 13, 2016   137,393   3,757   0



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During an interview with TV Report, first generation idol g.o.d's Danny Ahn spoke honestly about group disbandments.

Coincidentally, the day of the interview was also the day 4minute's disbandment was announced. He shared regarding the recent news, "It's something you can't do anything about. If there is more than 2 people in a group, then it's really uncontrollable, because it's a business related relationship that can be positive for one, but also negative for another." 

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He continued, "With that being said, Shinhwa is really amazing. I guess Shinhwa is the only exception, and everyone else just had to face the inevitable outcome."

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babyblackjack Thursday, June 16, 2016

"Business related relationship" UGGGGH Dx

primadi Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Shinhwa... legend

Winston Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Actually I notice one interesting fact, or common thing shared by groups who lasted very long. That is, those groups, DO NOT have a comeback very fast. they have LONG period of hiatus in between their comebacks. I think the long periods is there for a REASON, if your Group KEEPS Doing comeback EVERY YEAR, they will FEEL Burdened by having to practise for the next comeback, just after the previous one ended months ago. The saying say Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so if your comeback period is once every 2 years or 3 years, you tend to miss the members after a while and also you have more free time to purse your OWN DREAMs, be it studying in college, Travel around the world or doing musicals, dramas etc, Hence you are LESS LIKELY to develop Conflicts between members, because you each have your OWN dreams to purse and only get together once every 2 or 3 years, to have a comeback. Groups like Shinhwa, god, they dun have a comeback yearly, they barely do long promotions on TV or music shows. but whenever they DO have a comeback, its like a BIG ISSUE for their fandom, because they miss them. compared to groups who have a comeback every six or nine months.

Winston Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Which is why I feel for SNSD to last long, they should not have a comeback every year, but once every 2 years instead, have more time for the others to explore their own interests. SNSD should skip the entire group comeback this year and opt for solo debuts/comebacks or unit comeback by TTS instead. if you push them for comebacks too often, it will only result in members leaving to do their solo work/dreams.

sjkpoplovexo Tuesday, June 14, 2016

So true...being part of a group must be complicated...even if everyone if friendly with each other...i miss shinhwa so damn much....they need a comeback..

daFoolio Tuesday, June 14, 2016

people change... a lot of these groups start off when the members are SO young... and they're just like, "yes! ok!" to everything... but after a while their goals and visions change so... he's right.

Winston Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Being in a group means sometimes you have to give in and compromise with each other. like for example hip hop isnt your style of music, but as a group, you may decide to do something else when you dun like it, because its for the sake of someone else.

SS_My Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Shinhwa Manse!God Manse!Sechs Kies Manse!

anomynous Tuesday, June 14, 2016

the only reason why shinhwa is able to keep up is because they had so much money (from 90s shinhwa days as well as their own solo activities) they were able to make one company to represent just Shinhwa activities. so they all have partnership (make equal amount of money off Shinhwa activities) so that puts aside any business issues. but in terms of other idol groups these days, theyre purely on contract under a company..working to follow the image the company created for the public. sometimes they are forced to act like the members are their best friend. (I'm speaking as someone who has friends in the industry). at least for YG, they give their artists YG stocks so the artists are (small) part owner of YG. sorry to those saying "i want (insert your favorite idol group) to be like shinhwa" but most groups will disband when they see that they need to change fields (to musicals, drama, movies). only those who can produce their own music or are the lead singers will survive. especially for girl groups because not alot of them produce their own songs and girl groups literally comes and goes left and right. members will be waiting for the day their contract ends.. then see if they can go another 5-7 yrs (under contract). if not, they'll move on to change fields or go solo to make more money (especially if that member was the popular one).

yup_yup_aish anomynous Tuesday, June 14, 2016

you need to do more research before commenting. Shinhwa had it hard, some of them were in debt, or had personal problems, and it is something well known amongst shinhwa fans and something shinhwa has admitted to themselves. Only now, after they made their comeback after military they were able to securely establish themselves and be able to do solo activities confidently. so saying "i want (insert your favourite idol group) to be like shinhwa" is a right thing to say. because shinhwa has branched out into many fields over time and its something other groups can do as well, whiles still remaining in a group like shinhwa. the biggest key in it all is determination of those within the group. also, i really dont get what you mean, when many idols are opening their own cafes, dance studios, buying houses, cars etc. and still are under contract in a company.

anomynous yup_yup_aish Tuesday, June 14, 2016

well shinhwa (altho were in debt early on), they were well off compared to many idols from 90s because of their popularity. getting out of SM was the best decision because SM was the reason they werent making bank from their popularity. sure determination is part of it of course. but with shinhwa, their first step to stick as shinhwa was to leave SM. if our fav idol groups leave their current companies and are able to join a diff company as a whole, maybe itll show that their determination to stick together is high. big bang is diff because like i said, they own yg stocks. theyre part owners. yeah theyre opening up cafes and dance studios but that only guarantees their own individual income not the group's. especially if that one or a few members are making bank through diff fields (cf, drama, movies), and the other members are just sitting around for the next time the group meet up for an album.. what do you think those members are going to do when contract ends. that's kinda where 4minute stood. hyuna stood out and cube pushed her more so she's sticking around.

anomynous yup_yup_aish Tuesday, June 14, 2016

but yeah in conclusion. it's def the members determination to stick together (even during hard times) over making money and trying to see success for themselves (individually). i think it gets harder as the groups get bigger (in terms of girl groups) because it's hard to meet everyone's wants

yup_yup_aish anomynous Tuesday, June 14, 2016

but thats what happened to shinhwa. what i mean is, Junjin wasnt promoting and was depressed and literally locked himself away from others, andy also had done the same, both junjin (both when he was in sm and after) and minwoo had debts (they even rounded up money to pay off minwoos debt). Not all of the members contributed the same amount into restarting shinhwa activities, but so long as the group is close and believe in themselves to invest money, a bigger return can be created. that is the point which im trying to bring out here. However, yes, i cannot fully say that this is the same for all. not all are able to do this, and it will not work for all groups. additionally, yes, i agree with what you said about 4minute, in case where you have such a huge difference in popularity in a group, when contract ends, such result is bound to happen, and its understandable that some members will not want to stick around. I know it's a bit funny to say this, but it's nice seeing you actually try to argue your point in a civilised manner, rather then going holistic and swearing your way through. makes your points much more well presented and agreeable.

intricate Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I think it really helps if all the members in a group are friends first and business partners later. At least in terms of keeping the group together, regardless of its success.

gigi9 Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I hope BigBang surpass their upcoming enlistment and comeback stronger than ever like shinwa

miyub1123 gigi9 Tuesday, June 14, 2016

i hope so!! :))

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