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110709 SJ-M Specialty Store Fans Packed to Exploding

10 Jul

SJ-M member Henry (inset) yesterday appeared at a specialty store in Taipei,
which made the street packed full of fans

SJ-M Specialty Store Fans Packed to Exploding

SM’s specialty store with Korean idol group Super Junior-M (SJ-M) as the attraction opened in Taipei yesterday. They even invited SJ-M member Henry to cut the ribbon at the opening of the SM specialty store.  Due to there being numerous fans, the police requested that the activity be halted.

Almost Out of Control

Yesterday more than 1,000 fans were squeezed to exploding at the rear of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Taipei Station’s XuChang Street, there were fans who ran and vied with cars for the road, there were arguments as fans jumped the queue.  As the situation almost became out of control, the police forced into the store to request that the activity be immediately stopped. Henry only appeared for 12 minutes but was forced to quickly leave. Henry, whose mother is Taiwanese, did not even forget to do promotions while he was inside the store, he said “I hope everyone comes to the store often, the fans can only be bought here in Taiwan!”
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[News] SM, YG, JYP Total Revenue Hit Record High in 2010

15 Apr

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KPOP’s top three management agencies, SM Entertainment (SME), YG Entertainment (YGE), and JYP Entertainment (JYPE), have recorded all-time high revenues in 2010, exceeding 150 billion won (137 million USD) in total when combined together, local media Star News Money Today reported in an exclusive report today. Star News acquired revenue audit reports of all three labels through an internal system built by the Financial Supervisory Service from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st of last year, as they were given access to each company’s total sales, sales revenue, and net profit in the cited period. According to the report, all three companies recorded a surplus in revenue, which was more than 150 billion won (137 million USD) altogether.
SME’s total sales from 2010 were 86.4 billion won (79 million USD), an increase from 61.7 billion won (57 million USD) they recorded in 2009—the highest in company history. Their sales revenue also rose by 15 billion won (14 million USD) to 25.4 billion won (23 million USD) compared to the previous year, while their net profit reached 21.8 billion won (20 million USD), surpassing the 20 billion won mark for the first time as well.

YGE too had the best year in terms of total sales and net profit. The hip hop label’s total sales were 44.7 billion won (41 million USD), sales revenue 10.3 billion won (940K USD), and net profit 9.7 billion won (890K USD) in the past year. It only took them one year to break their previous high which was set in 2009.

JYPE had the lowest net revenue among the three, but nonetheless put up quite impressive numbers. Their total sales from last year was 21.6 billion won (20 million USD), more than twice the amount from 2009, while their sales revenue came in at 5.9 billion won (5.4 million USD), a remarkable growth from the previous year’s 230 million won (210K USD). What’s more impressive is the fact that JYPE was finally able to turn things around and record a surplus of 904 million won (830K USD). In 2009, JYPE ran a deficit of 468 million won (430K USD) due to their investment in Wonder Girls’ US promotions.

There’s no question these three agencies and their artists, especially the idol groups, are leading the way for KPOP’s explosive popularity around the world. Soompi has seen it firsthand how popular globally these idol bands are, e.g. SNSD, Super Junior, Big Bang, 2NE1, Wonder Girls, and 2PM, and these revenue figures are just a testament to their growing business and global appeal that is sure to get bigger over time. It should be interesting to see how much growth (or reduction?) these companies and KPOP as a whole see this year too!

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SM Entertainment donates $1 million USD to Japanese disaster relief

17 Mar

 

On March 17th, SM Entertainment announced that they have donated $1 million USD to the relief effort in Japan.

Representatives spoke through Star News and stated, “Staff members and artists under the agency have extended their consolation to those affected by the natural disasters affecting Japan.  In order to aid in their quick recovery, SM Entertainment has put their hearts into a donation of $1 million USD to the Red Cross Society.”

They continued, “SM Entertainment, our artists, and the citizens of Korea will be supporting the Japanese with one heart so that they do not lose strength and the hope to overcome.”

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SM artists dominate music sales in Taiwan

24 Dec

SM Entertainment is dominating Taiwan’s music industry.

According to a Taiwanese music site’s album sales ranking revealed through its Week 29′s ‘Korean-Japanese Music Chart’, Super Junior’s ‘Bonamana’ took the no.1 spot with 57,000 copies. Wonder Girls’ ‘Taiwan Special Edition’ came in 2nd with sales of 50,000 copies, SBS drama ‘You’re Beautiful’ OST secured the 3rd spot with 40,000 copies, while SNSD’s ‘Oh!’ which recorded sales of 37,000 copies grabbed the no.4 spot, followed by SHINee’s ‘Lucifer’ with 30,000 copies.

The fact that SNSD, Super Junior, SHINee and TVXQ, who are artists under SM Entertainment, managed to conquer the top 5 spots in terms of album sales in Taiwan has proven that SM artists are enjoying massive popularity in the island republic.

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SM THE BALLAD @ NYLON 2011

19 Dec

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Sm The Ballad

22 Nov

It was revealed today that SM Entertainment’s newest project group, S.M. THE BALLAD, will be unveiling teasers today for their much anticipated first album, ‘Really Missing You’.

 

On November 22nd, starting from “Hot Times” and through all of the five songs, SM Entertainment has begun using various teaser sites to allow fans to listen to one minute teasers for each song.

 

S.M. THE BALLAD is a new project group managed by SM Entertainment with members from various SM managed groups who were loved by fans for their powerful vocals, including TRAX’s Jay, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s Jonghyun, and new singer Jino.

 

Meanwhile, S.M. THE BALLAD’s first album, ‘Really Missing You’, will be on sale at various online and offline sites this coming 25th.

 

Here’s the teaser

 

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SME is willing to accept Hankyung back

20 Nov

Super Junior’s Chinese member Hankyung, who has virtually left the group became the center of controversy when it was known that he filmed “a crude commercial.” The attorney for the the management company SM Entertainment said, “the contract with Hankyung has not been terminated. If he comes back to Korea, the company is willing to accept him.”

During a phone call with Newsdaily on the 19th, the attorney said, “on December 21st of last year, Hankyung filed a petition for an injunction against SM to terminate the contract. The examination of the petition for an injunction is finished and final arguments have been made. We are currently waiting for the ruling.”

The attorney also said, “I’m curious as to why the court has not announced the judgment. Because of this delay, SM and Hankyung’s uncomfortable relationship is continuing.”

Super Junior’s Hankyung is taking the similar path as the three members of DBSK. Hankyung claimed in his complaint that was submitted to Seoul Central District Court last year: ▲the contract is for a total of 13 years and if he stops working for any health or education reasons, the contract is prolonged for that duration. ▲The earning structure where 50,000 albums must be sold to receive 2 percent of the profit. ▲If the contract is breached, he has to pay back 3 times the amount SM has invested in him. ▲Any song that Super Junior’s members have written will be owned by SM Entertainment. Along with these terms, other unequal terms to the contract have been revealed.

The attorney for SM Entertainment said, “Hankyung himself signed the contract. When he was signing the contract with SM, Hankyung’s mother was present. After listening to the explanation that the contract would be for 13 years, he signed the contract.” It is outrageous that he is now claiming that the contract itself is invalid and that he received unequal treatment when he was in Korea.

He asserted, “China has developed greatly now, but back then, a person could not have enhanced their talent and become a world star in China. Hankyung himself came to SM because he liked the company’s training system.”

The attorney also said, “although he experienced difficulties at the start of Super Junior because of performance visa problem, the company worked hard to support him in his path to becoming a singer by providing him a Chinese translator. Now, him bring up a visa problem he had years ago to claim that the contract is invalid would be seen as an excuse even by a third party.”

The attorney argued, “recently, there has been a slave contract controversy in the entertainment industry. It looks like people around Hankyung have swayed him to use that controversy for their own advantage. If he knows that he became a top star in China without much effort, he should consider whether fighting with the management company who raised him is the right thing.

He added, “when he filed a lawsuit, Super Junior members and all the employees of the management company first learned about the lawsuit through a newspaper article.” He criticized Hankyung’s ambiguous action and said, “I hope this incident regarding the commercial is not true.”

“Even after this incident, the management company SM does not want to officially end the contract at once. They want him to reunite with the company once again as it is the right thing to do. If Hankyung comes back, they will welcome him.”

*Some parts of the article were omitted.

Source: Newsdaily
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