August 16th, 2017

SNSD Discusses Contract Renewals


This month's marks the 10th anniversary of the group Girls' Generation.

According to the music industry on the 16th, eight members of the Girls' Generation are currently discussing the renewal of their contract with SM, which is scheduled to expire. Many members have renewed their contracts, and the rest of the members are also discussing positively.

A member of an aide said, "Some of the members are still talking to the company." I do not know what variables will be there yet, but I think the members will continue to work as they feel proud that they have been in good condition for 10 years. "

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On August 5, 2007, Girls' Generation, who made their debut with the popular single 'Into The New World', was called a full-fledged girl group by gathering SM's planning power leading to casting, training, producing and management.

They have a lot of hits such as 'Gee', 'Tell Me Your Wish', 'Oh!' And 'I GOT A BOY'. They have been active as a representative group of K-Pop's Hallyu Wave.

In the first 'YouTube Music Awards' held in 2013, SNSD was the only Asian singer to be awarded 'Music Video of the Year'. So far, 6 music videos on YouTube have exceeded 100 million views. Last month, SNSD was voted number one in the top 10 K-pop girls group by Billboard.

In spite of the disbanding of second generation girl groups such as 2NE1, Wonder Girls, 4Minute, and SISTAR, they announced their lastest 6th full album, "Holiday Night" celebrating their 10th anniversary on the 4th.

UPDATE (by me):

Apparently articles of positive contract renewals are media play by SM to pressure the girls into signing contracts that will disadvantage them. The short promotions and their sudden halt is also being used against them.

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Sources: @kakusone, Naver, @oniontaker.

Sones are a mess right now, rumors and theories are spreading like wildfire but now at least SM's extra shitty promotions this time around make a bit more sense.

Insider's Take On the SNSD Situation.

Bringing you up to speed

SM’s contracts and negotiations were under wraps for the most part until I posted about how it worked, and luckily as it’s become common knowledge it makes my job easier.

- SM usually start their idols off on a 5 year contract.

- Idols are then usually offered 3 year extension deals with wholly different terms from their first contract (read: a lot better for them).
- Idols are made to negotiate individually.

- In SNSD’s case, like with almost all idols, their parents get involved with the negotiation (because Korean system of seniority and hierarchy makes negotiation between the agency and young adults very difficult).

- Terms are loosely “renegotiated” at the beginning of every year of their employment, using the original contract as a framework.

- Actual renewal negotiations are also done during the beginning of the year that it expires (so for SNSD, 2014 and 2017).

January is a pretty tense month for every idol under SM.

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Source: Seoul Complex AKA Oniontaker.

I hate SM.
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MYNAME's Insoo Gets "NAKED" for Solo Mini-Album

MYNAME's Insoo has released an MV teaser for "Naked Love," the title track off his 1st Japanese solo mini-album "NAKED". The album is set for release on September 6th ahead of his mandatory enlistment in the Fall.

"NAKED" features six tracks including songs co-written with Na Yoon Kwon and (BFF) Jeong Jinwoon. The First Press limited edition will include a DVD featuring the MV, behind the scenes Making Of videos and a special interview.

Of the opportunity for this solo release, Insoo commented that it would not have been possible "without MYgirl and MYboy's support."

Insoo will also be releasing a limited edition photobook on September 9th.

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Sources: MYNAME Japan (1, 2), Universal Music Japan, Insoo Twitter (1, 2), MYNAME Japan Twitter (1, 2),


School 2017 EP 9-10 Discussion Post

Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about the lives of 18-year-old high school students who are valued according to their ranking in school. Despite their frustrations, they find out how to make their own way in this world that seems to be a stagnant cycle of school and home.

Original title: 학교 2017
Cast: Kim Sejeong, Kim Junghyun, Jang Dongyoon, Han Joowan, Han Sunhwa
Director: Park Jin-Suk
Writer: Jung Chan-Mi, Kim Seung-Won
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 16
Release Date: July 17 - September 5, 2017
Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00
Watch here: Viu | kissasian
Sources: AsianWiki | Wikipedia

☀️Taeyang "White Night" album☀️

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just another day being a soshi stan: SNSD edited out of DMZ Peace Concert + more fuckery

On August 15, MBC aired the pre-recorded “DMZ Peace Concert” held over the weekend.

Artists that participated in the recording included Girls’ Generation, K.Will, Ailee, BTOB, B1A4, GFRIEND, MAMAMOO, ASTRO, and Cosmic Girls. However, Girls’ Generation’s performance was not aired on broadcast.

In response, MBC commented via Weibo, “SM Entertainment requested for Girls’ Generation’s appearance to be edited out from the ‘DMZ Peace Concert’ which aired on August 15,” and added, “Please ask SM Entertainment on further questions regarding this matter.”

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Sones are also reporting that no more Holiday albums will get produced because SM is shit and doesn't want it, eventhough the demand is high.

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But hey, that's not all! According to rumors the girls didn't know that they would only promote for one week, they found out through the notice that went up on their fanboard. They were supposed to promote for at least 2 weeks. No one really knows why SM decided to cancel plans and cut it short.

sources: soompi, naver, thesonesource 1, 2, weibo, ch0sshi, text by a mad soshi stan


Jessica talks about Kaistal breakup

In a recent interview, Jessica shared her thoughts on the public relationship of EXO’s Kai and Krystal, and the news of their breakup.

Jessica said, “Meetings and farewells are inevitable.” Then, showed unwavering support for her younger sister by saying, “I am always on my sister’s side. Honestly, I think it must have been overwhelming. Breakup news is more uncomfortable than dating news.”

Jessica, who is publicly dating Tyler Kwon, had little to say about her own relationship. “There’s no need to worry about me. I will let you know if there’s anything to worry about,” hinting at no signs of any breakup news in the near future.

sources: soompi, nate
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M.O.L.A posts “CHILLIN’ (REMIX),” adds new members

M.O.L.A is a collective made up of Jimin Park (15&), Uniq's Luizy, Nathan Rivr—who I could find nothing else on, barring his stage name and that he's '97 line—and now Seventeen's Vernon and Pentagon's Kino. This remix is their introductory track, and both of them are now included in M.O.L.A's soundcloud bio. They're the newest additions since 2015, when M.O.L.A was formed.

Luizy and Nathan both have soundclouds, while Jimin uses just M.O.L.A's, but the guys don't upload on them too often and most are reposts from the main account.

SOURCE(s): molaofficial@soundcloud; k-pop amino; write-up by me

Bride of the Water God Ep 13-14 Discussion Post

Synopsis: When the narcissistic water god Ha Baek visits earth in order to find a stone powerful enough to help him claim his throne, he seeks out the help of his servant and destined bride, psychiatrist So Ah, whose family is fated to serve the water god for generations. The problem is that she has no belief in the gods and initially mistakes him for suffering from delusions. Things get even more strange, however, when the wind god Bi Ryum, the water goddess Mu Ra, and a hotel CEO/demi-god Hu Ye show up to complicate things.
Cast: Nam Joo Hyuk, Shin Se Kyung, Im Joo Hwan, Krystal, Gong Myung
Director: Kim Byung Soo
Writer: Yoon Mi Kyung (comic), Jung Yoon Jung (drama)
Network: tvN
Episodes: 16
Release Date: July 3, 2017 -
Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 22:50

Watch Here: Dramafever Dramafire

Sources: AsianWiki MyDramaList

The King Loves Ep 17-20 Discussion Post

Synopsis: Won is a crown prince of Goryeo. He has a pretty appearance, but he also has a lust for conquest. He is best friends with Wang Rin who comes from a royal family and is his bodyguard. Beautiful Eun San appears in front of the two young men. She is the daughter of the richest man. The three become good friends, but things change after Wang Won and Wang Rin both fall in love with Eun San.
Cast: Im Siwan, Yoona, Hong Jong Hyun, Park Hwan Hee, Oh Min Suk
Director: Kim Sang Hyub
Writer: Song Ji Na
Network: MBC
Episodes: 40
Release Date: July 17 - September 19, 2017
Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)

Watch Here: Viki Dramafire

Source: AsianWiki
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Ladies' Code wish Rise a Happy Birthday #ForeverRise + DJ Ashley on tbs Double Date

Rise's birthday was on August 16th and for the first time since her passing almost 3 years ago, Ladies' Code openly wished fellow Ladies' Code member Kwon Rise a happy birthday!

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I'm honestly overwhelmed because it's the first time they are so open about it. I hope they don't feel pressured to talk about it but after seeing and listening to all of their posts and little radio speech, I guess it was indeed their decision and they're feeling more comfortable now. It's still difficult and everyone's still hurting but I am sure Rise felt our love and support
I hope it's working now ;;
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Lee Jin Ah is dating pianist Shin Sung Jin

Singer-songwriter Lee Jin Ah is confirmed to be in a relationship with pianist Shin Sung Jin.

Following reports on August 16, a source from her agency Antenna stated, “Lee Jin Ah and Shin Sung Jin are in a relationship. They naturally starting dating after working on music together.” Lee Jin Ah and Shin Sung Jin connected over music. The two worked on the former’s album “RANDOM” together which was filled with self-composed songs. The high quality album did well on music charts, even scoring first place on jazz charts.

Lee Jin Ah also recently held her first solo concert “Jin Ah’s Restaurant – Main Dish” (literal translation), and is currently preparing for her label’s concert “WITH, ANTENNA.” She became well known while competing on the show “K-pop Star 4,” and was later signed to Yoo Hee Yeol‘s agency Antenna. Shin Sung Jin released his first single “I Am” in February and has also collaborated with famous artists in performances and arrangements.

source: soompi via naver
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TWICE (minus Dahyun) head to Vietnam to film 'Carefree Traveler'

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sources: Naver, @TEAM_TWICE, @2min1sec_jh, @sanacottoncandy, @heartlipped, @tzuyu_choice, @momoraccoon, @ElevenAndOneJ, @asilanom37, @vividfilm0423

Sad about Dahyun, it's weird how every time they go film overseas they're missing someone
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GOOD DAY - 'Good Night' Teaser Images (Haeun, Heejin)

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member teasers 1, 2 and 3 | group teaser | 'good morning' teasers
'good boy' cover | 'very nice' cover | 'freak' by estelle

source: GoodDay_C9 (2, 3)

when they initially teased members they all had hastags corresponding to the groups these teasers have been released in - only chaesol, cherry and viva are left, who had the #midnight tag. 'good midnight' anyone? my best guess is that they're subunits

Hwang Jung Eum Gives Birth To Her First Child!

Actress Hwang Jung Eum has given birth to a healthy baby boy!

Her agency C-JeS Entertainment announced, “Hwang Jung Eum gave birth to a son on August 15. Both the mother and child are healthy and are currently resting amidst the love and support of family and friends.”

Through her agency, Hwang Jung Eum stated, “I’m grateful that my baby was born in good health, and I’m even happier that he has arrived on National Liberation Day. Thank you to everyone who sent their congratulations to us.”

Hwang Jung Eum married Lee Young Don, a professional golfer and businessman, in February 2016 and this February, the couple announced that they were expecting a child together.

Congratulations to the happy family!

Source: Soompi via Naver