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YG’s Risk Management Competency Questioned amid T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal

YG’s Risk Management Competency Questioned amid T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Contrary to his stage name T.O.P, Choi Seung-hyun, member of the popular K-pop boy band BIGBANG, hit the rock bottom of his successful 10-year-plus career this week.  He has been indicted on charges of smoking marijuana and his military service that began in February was put on hold pending [...]

Psy to Release New Full-length Album in May

Psy to Release New Full-length Album in May

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Psy of the 2012 pop sensation “Gangnam Style” will release his eighth full-length album next month marking his comeback after a hiatus of a year and a half, his agency said Friday. YG Entertainment said the South Korean singer-rapper, whose real name Park Jae-sang, has finished filming two accompanying music videos. The company previously said that [...]

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean girl group 2NE1 has officially disbanded, its agency revealed on Friday, confirming that only two of the three remaining members will continue their careers with the company.  With Gong Minzy leaving in April and the remaining members’ contracts expiring on Nov. 5, the group and management agreed [...]

Entertainment Industry on High Alert against Likely Reprisals from China

Entertainment Industry on High Alert against Likely Reprisals from China

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Rumors and speculation that China will retaliate against Korean cultural content for the recent THAAD battery deployment decision is rapidly spreading through the entertainment industry. And although the majority of the rumors have turned out to be false, the industry, which relies heavily on the export of K-pop and [...]