July 19th, 2018


Seven entertainment firms to launch Korean version of VEVO

South Korea's seven leading entertainment companies said Thursday they will launch a joint venture to oversee the global distribution and management of their music videos.

The seven entertainment firms -- SM, YG, JYP, Big Hit, Mystic, FNC and Star Empire -- signed an agreement to launch what is tentatively called "Music & Creative Partners Asia (MCPA)" in a ceremony held at Park Hyatt Seoul.

They said the new company will make decisions on the distribution and management of K-pop music videos to global streaming platforms, including YouTube, and represent the seven in future negotiations with global platforms. MCPA will also run a new video hub to be created jointly by the companies.

It is modeled after Vevo, a music video service launched by three major U.S. record labels and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, in 2009. Vevo provides music videos from the labels to YouTube, live-streams content from famous musicians and sponsors various concerts.

source: Yonhap News

FTISLAND - "What If" comeback teasers + tracklist

Photo teasers

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sources: FNC_ENT 1, 2, 3, ChocopieK 1, 2 (original: FNC_ENT)

First time in 4-5 years fti's promoting with a song not produced by them, and Hongki implied they had to make compromises... fnc what are you plotting :(

Kazakh-Korean Olympic Figure Skater Denis Ten Found Murdered

Denis Ten, a Kazakh figure skater of Korean descent, has been stabbed to death at 25, a Kazakhstan news agency reported Thursday.

Kazinform reported that Ten was stabbed by two unidentified men in Almaty at 3 p.m. Friday (local time) and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The news agency added that Ten lost 3 liters of blood and was fighting for his life for nearly three hours before his passing.

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my condolences to denis's family, friends, and fans all over the world during this difficult time. may he rest in peace, and may there be justice.

Source: Korea Herald
Irene monster

GOT7 on Access

Source: Access

Bless them for doing a million of these interviews but still managing to bring something new into each of them! And they're getting so comfortable with their English now, especially Bambam. Jackson spoke more this time around.

omona, can you dance?

previous US interviews:
Forbes interview
PeopleNow (part 2 / full interview)
Segment on PeopleNow (part 1)
Good Day New York
the J-14 interview w/ Liam McEwan