On February 10th, Super Junior’s Leeteuk attended the “2011 Contents Policy Citizen Business Report” with SM Entertainment’s CEO, Kim Young Min, and expressed his disappointment with the attention of the Hallyu Wave being focused mainly in Japan and the U.S.
He stated, “A lot of Korean artists are earning attention for their various achievements overseas. I’m glad that artists are receiving hot interest as well as encouragement for their achievements on American Billboard chart and Japan’s Oricon chart.”
He continued, “However, it’s disappointing that when a Korean artist ranked first for 37 or 38 weeks in a row in Southeast Asia, the public doesn’t recognize it. Hallyu is not specific to a location, but is a phenomenon that covers the entire world, so I’d like for the public to acknowledge that.”
CEO Kim also expressed his own disappointment with the unbalanced distribution of digital music profits to artists, and further added, “From a policy standpoint, if the current income structure can be improved upon, the future of artists and the music industry will be greatly aided in further development.”
Source: Star News via Nate