Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Minzy takes to SNS to express frustration over her Music Works contract, intends to appeal court decision


On December 4, Minzy took to her Instagram to express frustration over the recent news involving her legal dispute with her label, Music Works

She wrote, "It seems that I will have to begin a new legal dispute with my company, a long and arduous one. At the time of the contract's signing, I was promised at least 4 albums within a year as well as full support toward my promotions, but in the past 4 years I've only promoted one album, and they've barely supported me in any activities. I've never once laid eyes on documentation of earnings, and they have not paid me a single penny."

Minzy continued, "To me, the most important thing is to continue my career as a singer, not the money. Which is why I wanted to come to some sort of settlement with the company through a nullification request, or for the matter to come to an end as soon as possible through the court's mediation; however, it did not work out that way and so I have no choice but to file a lawsuit and unveil the truth through legal procedures. I will fight through this for my fans who are always supporting me and cheering me on. I promise to show you an honest and earnest individual, whether on stage or off stage."

Meanwhile, Minzy signed on as a solo artist under Music Works in April of 2016, after departing from YG Entertainment

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소속사와 짧지않은 법적 공방을 새로 시작해야 할 것 같습니다. 계약당시 소속사는 저에게 연 4회 이상의 앨범을 약속하며 최대한 지원하겠다고 약속했지만, 지난 4년간 앨범은 1개 뿐이고, 활동도 거의 지원해주지 않았습니다. 정산서는 한 차례도 보여준 적이 없고, 수익금은 1원도 배분하지 않았습니다. 저는 돈 보다는 가수로서 활동을 이어가는 게 무엇보다 중요합니다. 그래서 계약해지를 위해 소속사와 합의하거나 가처분을 통해서라도 신속히 마무리하길 원했지만 여의치가 않아, 이제는 소송을 통해 진실을 가릴 수밖에 없게 되었습니다. 항상 지지하고 응원해주시는 팬들을 위해서라도 의연하게 대처하고 이겨 나가겠습니다. 무대 위에서든 밖에서든 늘 성실하고 당당한 모습은 변함없이 보여드릴 것을 약속합니다.

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dizzcity1,549 pts Wednesday, December 4, 2019 27
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

I'm sorry, I know she's frustrated, and she has every right to be given Music Works' lack of performance. Still 4 albums a year seems like a rather unrealistic standard to meet. Didn't she doubt whether that was even possible, before she signed the contract? Even if they were all just mini-albums / EPs, that's still a crazy pace of promotion. The only one I've seen that has matched that pace of production was TWICE, during their blitz in 2017-2018, but that was with the full force of JYP Ent (a large company with 22 songwriters on contract) pushing behind them, and releasing albums in two countries. There would be no way Music Works would be able to gather enough songwriters to sustain a production of 4 albums a year for just a single artist.


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orangemaster783 pts Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wtf she was not paid in 4 years, how does she even live? I remember her last comeback has no promotion like it pop out of nowhere. What does Music Works even do?


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