Posted by Sophie-Ha Monday, August 8, 2022

The reason IVE doesn't seem like they're from a small/mid-sized agency


IVE debuted last year in December and made an entrance to the entertainment industry with a bang as they set new records as one of the most popular rookie groups that debuted in 2021.

The sensational girl group was launched by Starship Entertainment, which is a mid-sized entertainment agency founded in 2008. Despite not being from the big 4 - SM, JYP, YG, and HYBE - IVE successfully became one of the top 4th-generation girl groups.

Due to their popularity, many people forget they are from a smaller agency. In light of the girls' comeback, netizens gathered in an online community to share their realization that IVE is actually from a small/mid-sized company.

Netizens joined the community to share their thoughts on why people don't realize the girls are from a smaller agency. Netizens commented, "They're from a mid-sized company but they have Jang Won Young and An Yu Jin so they don't seem like it," "Jang Won Young and An Yu Jin really successfully re-debuted," "I think it's a miracle a mid-sized company was able to think of that concept and songs," "I think it's because they have a lot of senior artists," "Starship has MONSTA X too though," "The company does fall under mid-sized company but it has a lot of artists so it might not seem like it," "I think Starship falls under the category of large agency no?" and "They've had a hit with SISTAR before."

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celaenoscope1,434 pts Monday, August 8, 2022 7
Monday, August 8, 2022
All these articles remind me of those "This man bought a house at 21, find out how he did!" stories where the secret is always just rich parents; IVE isn't some rags to riches story, they're from an established, mid-size company who have had a string of successful groups. In addition, any group that has Wonyoung in it is guaranteed to succeed.

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ian-eunice61 pts Monday, August 8, 2022 1
Monday, August 8, 2022

I think this article disrespects the senior kpop groups/ artists from the Starship Entertainment. There's a lot of remarkable seniors in this agency so we should not act like IVE came from the bottom. I mean no hate. I'm just sad for the senior artists as if it is like their efforts and legacy are invalidated.

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