9:06 pm - 08/26/2019

YG trainees (including some Treasure Box boys) reportedly jumping ship and signing with new agencies

It’s reported that YG Entertainment trainees, including some who appeared on “Treasure Box” and “Produce X 101,” have signed with new agencies or are aiming to do so.

On August 26, the outlet EDaily reported that according to sources in the industry, YG trainees aiming to be singers are currently in discussion with other agencies about potentially transferring from YG. It’s reported that some of them are trainees who appeared on YG’s survival show “Treasure Box,” which chose the 13 members of TREASURE 13 that were originally slated to debut in early July 2019, as well as Mnet’s “Produce X 101.”

A source stated, “There are currently people who have left YG and signed contracts with new agencies, as well as trainees who are in the final stages of agreements about their contracts.”

EDaily reports that while each agency has a different system for contracts, most trainees are signed on for the relatively short period of a year. It’s common for trainees to move to another agency after their contract period runs out. However, as the agency in this case is YG Entertainment, there are many who state that this case is indicative of YG’s current situation.

It’s reported that many in the music industry regard the postponement of TREASURE 13’s debut as related to the agency’s current situation as it deals with multiple controversies. Representatives said, “The postponement of TREASURE 13’s debut has led to a sense of loss for the trainees who have to wait for opportunities after that, and this is leading to transfers to other agencies.”

In late July, it was announced that plans for TREASURE 13’s debut have been postponed after YG founder Yang Hyun Suk, who was in charge of the group’s debut project, stepped down from his role at the agency in June. Soon after his departure, it was reported that some of the actors under YG Entertainment were seeking to terminate their contracts with the agency due to its reputation following several controversies, particularly those related to drug use among its artists.

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goshipgurl 26th-Aug-2019 07:19 pm (UTC)
Shouldn't have signed with YG in the first place but better late than never huh
dallinferno 26th-Aug-2019 07:24 pm (UTC)
I mean .. who can blame them .. I feel bad for Treasure 13 boys but this is YG Ent we're talking about. Even without the scandals they weren't guaranteed a debut, if you ask me.
nana_the_dwarf 26th-Aug-2019 07:49 pm (UTC)
Everyone from that company should jump ship tbh.
benihime99 26th-Aug-2019 07:51 pm (UTC)
As they should tbh
bauci 26th-Aug-2019 07:52 pm (UTC)
Even if they'd stay the YG dungeons run deep into the Earth.
mntsuklaa 26th-Aug-2019 07:54 pm (UTC)
Even after everything there probably are kids out there who still want to join YG specifically.
It's a terrible idea, and they definitely shouldn't, but I'm sure they're out there.
hallyujah 26th-Aug-2019 08:01 pm (UTC)
*cough* Somi *cough*
juhli 26th-Aug-2019 08:23 pm (UTC)
I feel bad for Bang Yedam since I still know him as that little kid on Kpopstar...i wonder if he'll leave too or hold up for Treasure 13's debut...If YGE lost him, that would be a blow...he's the star of the group
kicking_tenshi 27th-Aug-2019 06:00 am (UTC)
from what I've seen of all the debut survival shows he's been on, he seems like a total marshmallow, although honestly all the kids do... sad all around for the kids imo
adenar 26th-Aug-2019 09:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats to them for taking this opportunity to get out, I wish them the best!
blck_ink 26th-Aug-2019 09:32 pm (UTC)
as they should!
au9042 26th-Aug-2019 09:57 pm (UTC)
ashdevilrun23 27th-Aug-2019 02:41 am (UTC)
A classic
pikapika217 26th-Aug-2019 11:13 pm (UTC)
Alexa, play Butterfly by LOONA
ashdevilrun23 27th-Aug-2019 02:42 am (UTC)

When will lee hi/Dara/cl/akmu
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