Lee Soo-man is producing LOONA [TKH] update: confirmed

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    K-pop moguls make new move with girl groups
    By Park Yuna
    Published : Feb 14, 2020


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    LOONA (Yonhap)

    Prominent figures from K-pop agencies have been working with girl groups managed by other companies.

    Lee Soo-man, founder and chief producer of S.M. Entertainment, participated in the production of girl group LOONA’s second EP, “#,” released Feb. 5. The 12-piece act, whose Korean name translates to “Girl of the Month,” is managed by Blockberry Creative, a small entertainment agency.

    The EP has topped the iTunes Albums chart in 47 countries including Poland, Spain, Thailand and Denmark.

    It was the first time Lee, head of S.M. Entertainment, had produced for a K-pop act unaffiliated with his agency, a major entertainment company here.

    “Producer Lee gets a lot of proposals from different countries as well, and he seems to have considered the opportunity a good chance to expand his role as a producer, although LOONA is not from S.M. Entertainment,” an official from S.M. Entertainment told The Korea Herald.

    Lee became aware of LOONA after the group dance-covered “Cherry Bomb,” a song from S.M. Entertainment’s boy band NCT 127, the official added. The dance cover video attracted nearly a million views on YouTube.

    Another girl group, GFriend, came into the spotlight after Big Hit Entertainment, the music label of BTS, acquired the band’s agency Source Music last year.

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    On Feb. 3, the act released “Labyrinth,” the first album since the acquisition. Bang Si-hyuk, the founder of Big Hit Entertainment, wrote two songs for the album. Key producers of the company also took part in its production.

    GFriend’s videos were uploaded to the official video channel of Big Hit Labels, and the music video for its track “Crossroads” hit nearly 20 million views.

    By Park Yuna (yunapark@heraldcorp.com)

    source: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200214000615
     
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    Bruh u always post old news lol
     
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    SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man rumored to be investing in LOONA
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    SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man is rumored to be investing in LOONA.

    According to industry insiders on February 28, Lee Soo Man will be investing in LOONA's label Blockberry Creative. It's alleged Lee Soo Man will be personally investing 1 billion Won ($827,000.40 USD) separate from SM Entertainment. SME has since stated the claim is groundless, but sources are saying he's continuing to discuss details with Blockberry Creative.

    In related news, Lee Soo Man collaborated with LOONA for their recent album '#', which was his first time the legendary record producer and executive participated in producing for artists outside of SME.

    Stay tuned for updates.

    source: akp article February 28, 2020
     
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    that journalist gotta do her research. GFRIEND has always been in the spotlight lol
    it's not like they were some nugu before the acquisition :sweatr:
     

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