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YG Entertainment to focus more on Japanese market + possibly debut new girl group this year

By KpopJoA   Wednesday, January 25, 2017   175,849   29,124   0



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YG Entertainment is looking to dive into the Japanese market this year as there is uncertainty in the Chinese market.

According to a financial researcher, following various external factors, YG's stock price has dropped 41% from its peak stock price.  Although there's a lot of interest from investors, with the strict regulations in China (THAAD) there are concerns.

YG has recorded their highest profit and revenue in their history this past Q1 to Q3 in 2016 due to their activity expansion in the Chinese market. However, because working in China is a bit unstable at the moment due to the THAAD missile issue, experts are assuming that YG will focus on Japanese market which is a cash cow.

Samsung Securities financial researcher Yang explained, "Though the company has not seen any concert cancellations or anything to that degree, we are continuously monitoring China's limited regulations. YG will be focusing more on the Japanese market this season."

It was also revealed that the main concern for revenue decline forecast was due to the Big Bang members preparing for military services. However, the members do have plans for solo activities as well as end-of-the-year performances. 

Furthermore, "Plans for a Japan tour has been settled which will play a big role for increased revenue.  Emphasizing on their solo careers, market sales look positive for this year compared to the previous."

YG Entertainment is said to be preparing for the debut of a new girl group following the success of Black Pink.  With YG's revenues from their acting division increased by 10% this past year, they recently recruited a new producer to be in charge of all the video content business industry.

YG Entertainment's stock price closed at 26,100 KRW ($22.39 USD) per share on January 25.

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winkon Friday, January 27, 2017

LOL. It just painful if you stan YG. I stan winner and Ikon since WIN era. But you just got nothing.

ahgase88 Thursday, January 26, 2017

PLEASE. i want my IKON back. no more ijon.

mckei91 Thursday, January 26, 2017

They will be fine.The only thing catch my eye is the pic.Damn. I want a collap of winner and blackpink

tc22554 Thursday, January 26, 2017

I SWEAR TO GOD. Black Pink JUST BARELY debuted, can he just fucking wait? I mean if it's similar to AKMU or a solo artist then fine but really....ANOTHER girl group? You saw how that went with Winner and iKON debuting so close together, why would you repeat that mistake again.

FK97 Thursday, January 26, 2017

I dont mind another girl group if its like day6 concept (excluding there no variety appearance contract bit), like a battle within the company to see who can make better music.

InfireMyJam FK97 Thursday, January 26, 2017

Day6 isn't from YG tho ...

FK97 InfireMyJam Friday, January 27, 2017

Im talking about the concept.

trixieetom FK97 Sunday, March 19, 2017

yeah right it would be accepted if he debut a gg if it's like a band and a sub-label with no promotions like day6, they just want to make music and perform

parkkkkwp Thursday, January 26, 2017

wait seriously? but if there's no Katie Kim then nevermind

Sicillilli Thursday, January 26, 2017

2ne1: "This is karma, b*tch!"

johnnyvvlog Sicillilli Thursday, January 26, 2017

He had it all and threw it away...

cmerle1 johnnyvvlog Thursday, January 26, 2017

So true, he did

Hayonah Thursday, January 26, 2017

BWAHAHA BlackPink, this is the end! xD

Hyungshi Thursday, January 26, 2017

If you ask J-NETZ if they listen to kpop... seriously 9 out 10 would say Big Bang, so it proves how much is working for YGE and will follow the path to many pot of gold =P

Theo22 Thursday, January 26, 2017

What the hell is with YG? Focus on BlackPink, Winner and iCON pls. BlackPink promos before was really good, iCON is pretty good in Japan (as far as I now, I'm not a big fan), but Winner... It can be easy, beacuse of this new group, these groups get less promos or like that... Ah, I hope it never will happening...

SicaLicka Theo22 Thursday, January 26, 2017


Theo22 SicaLicka Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lol, I read the text after I writing it and I DIDN'T SEE THIS BIG MISTAKE whatthahell Thank you, for repair me ^^

SicaLicka Theo22 Thursday, January 26, 2017


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