Is SM entertainment too big to fail?? (And are they too big in general)

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  1. WatchExoWolfDemo

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    When the BIGGEST FLOP IN THE HISTORY OF SM sells up to 350k albums per release and sold more than a million albums in 2019 alone, can this company truly flop.

    When they have enough money to cheat themselves to Billboard number 1 (aka in the biggest music market in the world) and have subsidiaries like Woolim, Mystic entertainmet, Million Market and others, who have successful groups and solo artists on their own.

    When they have national and international connections to the best companies, producers, dance studios, broadcasting companies, etc...

    When they have a whole actors division, distribute incredibly successful dramas and let their artists sing the main OSTs for these dramas

    When they can block their former artists from any form of major show for 10 YEARS!

    Can SM truly flop in the near future or even ever and most importantly are they too big and powerful in the Kpop industry??
     
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    SM wont ever flop lmfao.
    They built the entire idol industry from scratch and they have more connections than yall think.
    Only people who truly believe that are ***h** stans :*
    I hope they would tho.
     
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    I don't know ask this guy

     
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    SM is the heart of kpop tbh. Like how Brazil is to world football or Ferrari to F1. They're way too big and influential to fail, they may stumble here and there but it's unlikely for them to fail unless there's something massively catastrophic surrounding them.
     
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    YG hasn;t flopped yet despite everything so i doubt sm can
    they not maximizing their artist potential but they not doing half bad
     
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    SM is truly super big and powerful, the may have "lost their touch" or "be flopping" for some people, but it's the only K-Pop entertainment company that I think can survive being the 1st/2nd most important for decades regardless of "scandals" or groups "underperforming", they just know how to build fandoms and artists, and the influence their name has in K-Pop it's insane. If someday SM truly flops, I feel like it will happen because the "K-Pop hype" has died down a lot
     
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    Yes and unfortunately their executives know it
     
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    not maximizing their artist potential?

    SM has 4 generations of BGs actively promoting and NO other entertainment company can say that. Not to mention they have more “groups” promoting than any other company.

    SUJU, Taemin, EXO, NCT 127, Dream, WayV, New Unit this year, SK Super M comeback

    NCT doesn’t have to be as big as BTS or EXO to be successful. Regardless SM has about 20 talented boys who will be in the industry for a very long time. If SM markets correctly which we’ve seen they can, SM could have NCT members everyone in Kpop variety and music. SM is saturating the market but with their idols.

    SM is only lacking in building up GG infrastructure in the industry and hopefully this near GG will add new faces to their GG lineup.
     
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    SM won't fail
    SM knows what they are doing they are in this game too long
    people just are not being objective when talking about SM, it seems like they don't understand how SM is still the biggest and SM is full of professionals for that matter they won't flop they won't fail
     
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    If they released 3 generations of groups that were absolutely terrible they'd fail. But that's not very likely. They'd have to go from top tier to mid tier to lower tier to failure.
     
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    For one thing it’s not just an idol company. They’ve acquired a ton of other companies in the entertainment industry over the years in modeling, tourism, acting, production etc so even if their idols flop (unlikely), they’ll still be around. They’d have to experience some cosmic levels of bad luck in order to completely fail. Even their ancient groups like tvxq (the only continually successful group in kpop past 10years of debut) can earn millions of dollars on tour in japan alone. I mean everything has an end but I see SME evolving into something else or being acquired by an even bigger company in the future more than outright failing and shutting down
     
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    Update: Now their biggest flop in history sells 1 million albums
     
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    I guess they're (NCT) not a flop if they're selling a million albums.
     
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    NCT wasn't biggest flop though, it was The Grace, a group nobody knows about nowadays and debuted during early 2nd gen
     
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    Ikr!
     
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    I just watched the mv in your sig twice.
    What a masterpiece...
    -misses Suho-
     
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    idk if sm will stay on top, but they aren't going anywhere
     
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    Nah, man SM is an all around company that has Idols, Actors, models etc etc. They are very smart when it comes to creating business, what to invest and so on and so on. That’s why they’ll never flop
     
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    Correction, Too Impactful to flop.


    They pretty much start KPOP and will most likely end it as well just some facts.. :yesr:
     

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