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No More “Slave Contracts” for Aspiring K-Pop Stars

No More “Slave Contracts” for Aspiring K-Pop Stars

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – So-called ‘360 deals’ in the Korean music industry have often been criticized for over-exploitation of artists or prospective artists (trainees), to the point where they were given the notorious title of “slave contracts.”  Several K-pop artists have come forward to denounce the practice, while some engaged in highly publicized [...]

Hundreds of S. Korean Artists File Suit Against Park, Aides over Blacklist

Hundreds of S. Korean Artists File Suit Against Park, Aides over Blacklist

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Hundreds of South Korean artists on Thursday filed a compensation suit against President Park Geun-hye and her former aides over allegations her administration blacklisted cultural figures deemed critical of the government, a lawyers association said.  A total of 461 plaintiffs filed the case with the Seoul Central District Court, [...]