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Super Junior’s Comeback Preparation Going Smoothly: Members

Super Junior’s Comeback Preparation Going Smoothly: Members

JAKARTA, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Preparations for K-pop act Super Junior’s comeback are going smoothly, according to its members, with the bulk of the 11-member team having finished their mandatory military duties. “Just until yesterday I practiced our dance choreography with our members. We’re also planning to hold a concert,” Super Junior member Donghae [...]

SK Telecom, SM Entertainment to Join Hands for Content, New Biz

SK Telecom, SM Entertainment to Join Hands for Content, New Biz

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. and major entertainment agency SM Entertainment said Monday they will join forces through a series of stock sales among their affiliates, in order to beef up their content business and search for new opportunities. Under the deal, SK Telecom will buy [...]

E-mart Works with SM Entertainment to Attract Young Shoppers

E-mart Works with SM Entertainment to Attract Young Shoppers

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 1 discount retail outlet E-Mart said Sunday that it will expand work with a leading K-pop agency to market products that can attract young shoppers. The chain store, a key affiliate of retailer Shinsegae Group, said it will create 49 everyday products in cooperation with SM [...]

SM Entertainment Plans Talent Audition in Indonesia

SM Entertainment Plans Talent Audition in Indonesia

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – SM Entertainment will hold auditions in Indonesia to scout talent for its “NCT” idol group project, the nation’s top entertainment agency said Wednesday. Company founder Lee Soo-man unveiled the plan for its first-ever talent audition in Indonesia at a South Korea-Indonesia business summit in Jakarta the previous day.  “Last [...]

SM Entertainment Founder Wins Asia Game Changer Award

SM Entertainment Founder Wins Asia Game Changer Award

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Soo-man, the K-pop mogul who founded SM Entertainment, the nation’s largest management/record label, was awarded a 2016 Asia Game Changer Award, becoming the first Korean to receive the honor.  According to SM Entertainment, the company chairman attended the Asia Game Changer Awards ceremony on October 27 at the [...]