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Brokerages Lower Hybe’s Target Price After BTS Decide to Pause Group Activities

Brokerages Lower Hybe’s Target Price After BTS Decide to Pause Group Activities

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — In the aftermath of BTS’ recent announcement that they will suspend group activities, brokerage firms in South Korea are lowering their target price for Hybe, the management agency of K-pop supergroup, amid expectations of lower future revenues. Hybe shares dived almost 25 percent percent to 145,000 won after BTS’ [...]

Hybe’s Bang Receives Honorary Doctorate from Seoul Nat’l University

Hybe’s Bang Receives Honorary Doctorate from Seoul Nat’l University

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, founder and chairman of K-pop powerhouse Hybe that manages BTS, received an honorary doctorate on business administration from Seoul National University (SNU) on Thursday, saying he will work to improve the music industry for the future generation. “The pandemic was a global catastrophe that threatened the existence [...]

Transition Team Visits BTS Agency Without Discussing Military Exemption

Transition Team Visits BTS Agency Without Discussing Military Exemption

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Officials of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s transition team on Saturday visited Hybe, the agency of K-pop sensation BTS, without discussing the issue of military service exemption. “There was no mention (of military exemption for the members),” presidential transition committee chief Ahn Cheol-soo told reporters after his visit. “The issue is something that [...]

New Korean Learning Material to be Released for BLACKPINK Fans

New Korean Learning Material to be Released for BLACKPINK Fans

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Hybe Edu, an affiliate of K-pop powerhouse Hybe, will release new Korean language learning materials for foreign fans of popular girl group BLACKPINK, the company said Wednesday. The release of the new learning materials, titled “BLACKPINK in Your Korean,” that makes use of the group’s intellectual property is due [...]

Bang Si-hyuk, Scooter Braun, Lenzo Yoon on Billboard’s 2022 Power List

Bang Si-hyuk, Scooter Braun, Lenzo Yoon on Billboard’s 2022 Power List

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, founder and chairman of the powerhouse K-pop entertainment company Hybe, has been included on the Billboard’s annual list of the most influential figures in the global music business. Bang ranked 18th out of the 25 people on the Billboard’s 2022 Power List unveiled Wednesday (U.S. time), along [...]