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DIA reportedly given a two million dollar offer to debut in Japan

By yckim124   Tuesday, May 23, 2017   26,226   2,467   21



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DIA reportedly received an incredible offer to debut in Japan. 

According to TV Report on May 23, DIA was offered to sign a two million dollar contract with a major entertainment company in Japan for their Japanese debut. DIA's label MBK Entertainment is reportedly reviewing the offer and cautiously taking their time before signing the contract. 

SEE ALSO: DIA hold a successful comeback showcase with a school girl look

In the past, MBK Entertainment has successfully debuted DIA's label sunbae T-ara. DIA is also expected to expand their success overseas. 

Stay tuned for updates. 

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eager_beaver Wednesday, May 24, 2017

And after MBK takes a share out of that two million that the company thinks it deserves, DIA will be left with... zero dollars.

Winston eager_beaver Wednesday, May 24, 2017

technically it wont be ZERO but it will be small. anyway i think for a debut group, they are more focus on Growing the fanbase then "making loads of money", once your fanbase hits like 50k or 100k, the money will be rolling in with each comeback from all the pre-orders.

LilBmw Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"cautiously"... lol, the CEO has probably signed it already

Winston Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I remember when Rainbow debut in Japan, there was this hype that "the NEXT KARA" or the "sister group of KARA" is coming, and their debut Japanese single for 'A' did get some attention for a while, but i think it fizzled out and they didnt do so well in Japan. so i dunno if DIA will make it big there or just create some headlines for a few months only.

JungkookxYonghwa Tuesday, May 23, 2017

We keep hearing all these "great" things about this group — the oh-so-pretty member, the next Suzy... they wrote a song for their senior group... they got this huge offer... yet nothing ever happens.

whatever101 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

potato888 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MBK also said Jung Chaeyeon declined 13 CF offers while participating in PD101... Truth or media play, let's see DIA debut in Japan first.

kyunyan potato888 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"According to TV Report on May 23", wasn't MBK (could still be media play anyways)

potato888 kyunyan Tuesday, May 23, 2017

But where would TV Report, a Korean media source, get the info. regarding a supposed Japan contract offer if not from MBK? Contract offers are not public information that the media can just get from a public source.

KirbyX Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hold up, 2 million, that is million dollars to debut, lets not mix words here, a few nugu's and MBK are cautiously taking their sweet ass time ? rip their bloody hands off already, they must be more mental that I am. ( "mbk - 'scratches chin' make it 2 and half Mill, you got yer self a deal mukka"

krell KirbyX Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It (the DEAL) depends on WHAT is being purchased for $2 MILLION USD. The DURATION of it, in particular, is important. And $2 MILLION USD *seems* like a lot of money. But, to DEBUT a K-pop MV and LIVE promote it ; costs like around $750,000 USD minimum (includes a *decent* Song Composer cost ; Concept Fashions ; More). And maybe OTHER JAPAN Agencies *might* offer even MORE MONEY to DIA Group. I would say that DIA Group does FIT with JAPAN 'music preferences' for K-pop Groups though. Which is WHY that they are getting this offer from this JAPAN Agency. So actually, NO IDEA here IF this proposed DEAL is a good one or bad one. Really, NOT enough information to make much conclusion is included in this AKP Article.

Winston KirbyX Tuesday, May 23, 2017

it doesnt mean the girls are getting 2million USD to debut in Japan. i am sure after all that is deduction, from promotion, marketing and the agency's cut (both MBK and the Japanese side record company), the amount the girls are getting is probably not even 10% of the deal.

Hellduck Winston Wednesday, May 24, 2017

They are probably not getting even 10%percent as they are a newly debuted group, and trainee's technicly pay to become trainee's as a company and have to pay back the company's investment before actually getting a sizable salary, though those 2 mill would probably pay back a sizable chunk for the girls.

Winston Hellduck Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Well if the company dives in and makes a mistake, the mistake will end up costing them losses of more than 2million USD also, so i guess they have to think of all kinds of things like if the Japan market is suitable for them, DIA, and if they need to work with people to translate their songs into Japanese versions and eventually even having Japanese only songs and film MV and such, so how is all those going to fit into DIA's schedule, and whether is it better to focus on the local market first to build up fanbase or they may end up losing the Korean fanbase when they debut in Japan, only to fail and return to Korea and find out they are also forgotten in Korea already. then its a bad move.

Hellduck Winston Wednesday, May 24, 2017

That is also true. Either way is a risk, I mean, they have less big groups to compete with in Japan, whereas there are quite a few wying for the exact same demographic here, and success in Japan would ease some of the burden, as well as giving them access to japanese sponsorship deals and cf's.

Winston Hellduck Wednesday, May 24, 2017

in the early 2010/2011 a lot of girl groups debut in Japan to try and make it big and follow the likes of KARA and SNSD. I think 4Minute, 2NE1, Rainbow, Secret and others all followed suit and i think there was some political issues like the Dok Do island and also some outcry in Japan about too many Korean shows on Fuji TV and such, that the govt reacted with controls to limit the amount of foreign contents on Japanese TV, maybe for the majority of viewers are aint into K-pop, so it can be risky to dive in without careful consideration, For groups like TWICE, their local fanbase is already so strong that even if TWICE spend 6 months away in Japan, they would still be very popular in Korea, and they have factors like having japanese members which will compliment them in Japan and draw more japanese fans, factors like these makes it a no brainer for them to debut there, for DIA, they are newer than TWICE and have a smaller fanbase, and no member with strong Japanese speaking skills, so it may too early to try and debut in Japan. Maybe after a year more, when the members have improved their language skills and also gained more local fans first. i think thats up to MBK but i feel its might be too early for DIA.

taj4329 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

They can afford a decent bra for Eunjin now

pablo27 taj4329 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Free the nipple!!!

free_somebody Tuesday, May 23, 2017

get that coin DIA

Crazy_Dog Tuesday, May 23, 2017

lol the mediaplay for this group never stops... besides chayeon most of the members are nobodies

krell Crazy_Dog Tuesday, May 23, 2017 ... <-- KARA Group got a *nice* popularity boost from JAPAN *early* on in their rise up the popularity 'ladder' of K-pop Music.

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