Akdong Musician explained their decision to join YG Entertainment.
The sibling duo had experience training under all of the 'BIG 3' agencies in Korea during SBS's 'K-Pop Star'. Ultimately, Akdong Musician chose to be under YG over JYP and SM Entertainment.
In a recent interview, Akdong Musician talked about their decision, and explained, "We loved Big Bang ever since we were little so we listened to a lot of YG music but it was this one time that made us go to YG."
They continued, "YG really just left us alone. CEO Yang told us, 'Do whatever you guys want' and just created the environment for us. We even took over directing in the recording studio, and when things didn't satisfy our minds the staff members so willingly said, 'Let's do it again', after 9 hours of work. These aspects made us turn our minds toward YG because our goal was to do music. We never thought about anywhere else other than YG."