7:52 am - 08/21/2019

BigHit News Roundup: Ticketing Lottery, Girl Group Auditions and BTS Universe Drama

Big Hit Entertainment will use a lottery system for ticketing of events around the world in the near future.

On August 21, Big Hit held a corporate briefing in Seoul with co-CEO’s Bang Shi Hyuk and Yoon Seok Jun, as well as beNX’s CEO Seo Wook Seok present.

Yoon Seok Jun confirmed that the lottery system they initially introduced for BTS‘s fan meeting in June and their Seoul concert in October will continue to be used moving forward, saying, “The ticketing lottery system will gradually be used for overseas tours to improve fans’ experiences.”

The lottery system will be put in place in hopes to eliminate unfair ticketing circumstances and is one of the many improvements that Big Hit introduced to improve their fans’ concert experiences. Among others, they also introduced different ways to sell concert goods, a play zone made for fans waiting outside a venue, and live viewing services for group-viewing in a location close to the venue, live streaming services for fans to enjoy the concerts from home, and pop-up stores on the day of the concert.

Bang Shi Hyuk spoke, “BTS earned the title of ’21st century Beatles,’ while TXT earned the title of ’21st century global rookies.’ Big Hit has also shown steady growth in several fields including digital and physical album production, content production, merchandise, and more. In July, we placed No. 1 on the worldwide chart for concert tour sales.”

He continued, “There has also been a lot of change in our internal organization. Our number of employees has almost quadrupled, and we are currently working on changing to a multi-label system. We are also preparing to improve specialization for the business aspect. An example of this is our recruitment of CBO Min Hee Jin.”

Bang Shi Hyuk then announced, “Big Hit and Source Music are jointly launching a global audition,” and explained, “A global audition will be held for the debut lineup of a new girl group based on the philosophy of Bang Shi Hyuk and know-how of Min Hee Jin.”

Big Hit announced, “We are currently preparing a drama based on the BTS Universe with a famous Korean production studio. The goal is to launch it in the latter half of 2020.”

This drama will tell the story of seven boys who meet for the first time in the BTS Universe. As the drama will be based on when BTS was younger, the members will not personally act in the drama, and they will cast actors instead.

Additionally, Big Hit announced plans to greet both fans and the public through various media and genres with webtoons, novels, games, animations, comic books, and dramas. They plan on incorporating storytelling for other artists from other labels in addition to BTS.

Source: Soompi 1 2 3 4, Naver 1 2 3 4, Star Daily News 1

Oh no, lottery ... I mean it's more fair but I'm even more nervous for ticketing now that things will be out of my hands, hahhh ...
the3rdjester 21st-Aug-2019 04:55 pm (UTC)
Because it's full of angst and the majority of ARMYs love it. Why do you think Burn The Stage and Bring The Soul are filled with vulnerable moments (and I'm almost sure the Weverse documentary will have them too)? Those fans love their emotional porn.

It's a nice AU, but I don't get crazy over it and I don't search for theories. I'm just *shrugs* ok. The music from that era was bomb though, so I'm all here for this.
pepper 21st-Aug-2019 07:09 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I know I don't belong in this damn fandom. Literally everything this fandom creams themselves over is shit I hate. Those documentaries make me extremely uncomfortable because it's clear BH are just exploiting BTS' feelings and privacy for money so the fans can be all "Aw! My poor babies work so hard! *makes gifs of BTS crying* Look at them crying! Oh no! I'm gonna buy 30 more copies of their albums to support their plight!". The level of emotional manipulation is just disgusting. Like... miss me with that shit.

I agree that they peaked musically during HYYH era tho. LY was horrid music-wise. And MOTS is shaping up to be their worst era yet. So I'm miserable all around lmao.
the3rdjester 21st-Aug-2019 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah same. Never watched them and never will. Their having cameras shoved in their faces especially when they're in pain/etc doesn't sit well me at all. I've only seen gifsets from Burn The Stage and appreciated only the interviews and some cute moments. That's it.

BigHit's game is so obvious, yet some fans... Lost hope. Some even found Jungkook getting taken care of after nearly fainting hot. Like, wtf is wrong with these people. But when I think that some fans use what BTS have gone though to shit on other groups, it's not at all surprising.

I'm bitter af too about their latest releases. There are good songs, but they aren't anything special. I hope, gdi I desperately hope, their next album will blow me away, but I don't want to be optimistic. I thought after the LY era things would get better, but alas. So I'm trying to go forward with low expectations. I already expect to see a billion Western producers/songwriters on the credits of the new album once again.
lil_poisonfrog 25th-Aug-2019 08:34 pm (UTC)
Wow we have all the same opinions. This stuff among other things is why I consider myself a more casual fan these days and am not nearly as into them as I was 2016-2017

The way they wrote themselves into a corner with the HYYH-verse would be funny if it wasn't such a waste. The hardcore fans love it but the general public doesn't give a fuck. I've always thought that a non-K-pop fan watching one of their MVs for the first time must be so confused bc it's all so convoluted lol
cairistiona 25th-Aug-2019 11:19 pm (UTC)

fake love is their worst song ever, the ly-era was pretty bad overall with a few exceptions (e.g. the solos, especially epiphany) and the audio quality was SHOT, mots is uninspired and lazy (although i'm into jamais vu), the emotional porn & manipulation from their films is nagl (i was damn uncomfortable at the second film, i never went to the first), and fans are still all over bh & bsh calling him/them geniuses
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