2:25 pm - 10/15/2018

IU's contract renewal conditions revealed: All staff will stay and get a raise

On Oct. 10th, the YouTube channel “K STAR Live Star News” introduced a series of IU-related facts. This channel revealed that IU said to her current company, “If you want to renew the contract, I want to take all the staff, who I consider as family members, with me” and asked the company to give them all a raise.

“They appreciate her request for their salary raise, but we think it must have been very touching to them as she expressed that she trusts them and wants to go with them to the end,” the channel added, “That’s why the staff call IU their ‘president’.”

This is not the only interesting fact about IU. IU is reportedly still using the guitar she received from a brand named K at the beginning of her debut. She not only gave her manager a luxury foreign car as a gift when he got married but has also donated money to alma mater and welfare foundations.

Meanwhile, IU renewed her contract with KakaoM (formerly Loen Entertainment) on July 18th.

Source: Dispatch via kbizoom, mnews.joins
blades_of_gory 15th-Oct-2018 12:49 pm (UTC)
This doesn't surprise me in the slightest as IU has always had a great relationship with her staff.
goshipgurl 15th-Oct-2018 01:15 pm (UTC)
That's sweet, but you know thats only possible because she's the queen of Korea. If she was just a mid-tier singer her company would have kicked her out
theweebdream 15th-Oct-2018 04:04 pm (UTC)
I see no lies here
accioanime 16th-Oct-2018 03:13 am (UTC)
true, but Im glad she is using that position to advocate for others. Some would not bother.
sra_interesante 16th-Oct-2018 03:41 am (UTC)
when you think there's people out there in kpop and korean entertaiment (specially men) that have more power, influences, conections and money than her....but they dont use them like this
aures 16th-Oct-2018 07:28 am (UTC)
we know and we appreciate her because of it, i mean a lot of people who make it big forget about those around them but she has always kept them by her side and appreciated them and i love her for it so it doesn't really matter that it's "only possible because she's the queen of Korea" (<- SO TRUE!) at least she's using her position for a good cause (providing other people stability and a better income)
lydzi 15th-Oct-2018 01:43 pm (UTC)
Queen ♥♥♥
yxerin 15th-Oct-2018 02:10 pm (UTC)
comrade iu
mikachi613 15th-Oct-2018 02:16 pm (UTC)
We stan a queen who cares about the real MVPs.
Two of her staff ended up getting married to each other, so clearly they're a close=knit bunch. I guess when you're a solo artist with no members you rely on your staff and extended team quite a bit.

UPDATE: found this floating around the interwebs and had to share
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Edited at 2018-10-15 03:35 pm (UTC)
pikapika217 15th-Oct-2018 02:30 pm (UTC)
she genuinely seems like the best person to work for
fadeintoyou 15th-Oct-2018 04:08 pm (UTC)

That’s so nice of her. Everyone loves a raise

blck_ink 15th-Oct-2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
love her!!
sra_interesante 16th-Oct-2018 03:24 am (UTC)
when you realise we always learn about those nice gestures because her staff mention them
.... not because she's on variety shows humble bragging about her good actions hahaha
myungung 16th-Oct-2018 11:49 am (UTC)
I think this is especially why her actions are so sweet and heartwarming, because she’s not the one disclosing the news. And not everybody can be this influential or willing to do all these, so kudos to her!
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