In an attempt to promote the new movie ‘Special Investigation Bureau‘, a survey was conducted online asking netizens which male idol they felt would best act out a rugged action scene in a movie in the mold of actor Uhm Tae Woong.
2PM‘s Taecyeon came in first place on the poll, having earned 35.5% of all votes. Taecyeon is currently the edgy, masculine member of 2PM and his actions scenes in his new KBS TV drama ‘Dream High‘ only helped him come out on top.
Coming in at second place with 31.6% of all votes was Big Bang‘s T.O.P who continues to captivate ladies with his charisma and strong stage presence.
B2ST‘s Yoon Doo Jun, who was previously voted by female idols as male idol they would most like to date, came in at third place with 18.4% of all votes, while Super Junior‘s Choi Si Won who is currently cast in Poseidon as a hunky maritime officer came in at 4th place with 14.5% of all votes.
In celebration of BIGBANG’s win at the MTV Europe Music Awards, SBS MTV (MTV Korea) will be playing old shows of BIGBANG and reveal their exclusive footage of the MTV EMAs in Belfast. Here’s the sked:
(Only includes BIGBANG-related shows. See complete sked here)
10:00 – (Making The Video) : Oh My Friend
10:30 – (Making The Video) : Haru Haru
13:30 – The BIGBANG Show
14:50 – BIGBANG in Singapore
16:00 – BIGBANG IN TOKYO
17:00 – BIGBANG Special in Singapore
18:00 – White Belt Special BIGBANG
18:30 – (Making The Video) : Oh My Friend
19:00 – The 2011 EMA Nominations
20:00 – The BIGBANG SHOW
20:10 – K-POP Super Concert 2011
21:20 – BIGBANG in Singapore
00:30 – The 2011 EMA Nominations
01:30 – THE BIGBANG SHOW
02:50 – BIGBANG in Singapore
09:00 – (Hits) Special: EMA Nominees
10:00 – The 2011 EMA Nominations
16:30 – 2011 MTV EMA : Best 10 Performances
17:00 – 2011 K-POP Super Concert
17:30 – The 2011 EMA Nominations
18:30 – 2011 MTV EMA : Spotlight 1
19:30 – 2011 MTV EMA : Red Carpet
20:30 – 2011 MTV EMA
22:30 – 2011 MTV EMA : Winner Special
23:30 – (Hits) Special: EMA Winners
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YG Japan has updated their site with the new release date of BIGBANG’s Love & Hope Tour DVD and The BEST of BIGBANG set. Both will be released on December 14th.
Love & Hope Tour DVD was originally set to be released last October and the Best of BIGBANG set this November.
Source: YG Japan
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YouTube, the video-sharing website owned by Google, will create a special section dedicated to K-pop for the first time, a move the government hopes can further promote Korean popular culture around the world.
Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, met with President Lee Myung-bak in Cheong Wa Dae on Monday. He said the company is pursuing several avenues to help spread Korean cultural content, of which a dedicated K-pop channel is one.
Schmidt said Google is also considering using YouTube’s live streaming capabilities to transmit Korean Wave concerts in real time. Another idea being mulled is the creation of a film production studio for small and mid-sized content developers in Korea.
More than 5 million K-pop videos have already been uploaded on YouTube by fans, including 400,000 featuring boy band TVXQ, 400,000 of all-girl dance group Kara, 340,000 for Girls’ Generation, 270,000 by Super Junior and 260,000 by the Wonder Girls.
Are Korean entertainment agencies bankable assets?
YG follows path of SM, JYP with IPO, but prospects mixed at best
Korean record labels and talent agencies are desperate to exploit the global hype generated by their pop stars but the jury is out on whether they are destined for a lucrative future or disappointment.
The companies have so far benefited from the uniqueness of the domestic music market and it remains to be seen whether their unproven business model will prove enough to secure their long-term success as publicly-traded firms.
YG Entertainment, which controls popular groups like Big Bang and 2NE1, recently decided to follow rival SM Entertainment JYP and go public. However, the company’s executives are first to admit that the initial public offering (IPO) has many risks.
YG Entertainment made it official on November 8 that they have a new boy band and girl group waiting for debut next year. At a press conference held to address the label’s public listing on the KOSDAQ (Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) stock market, the CEO of YGE, Yang Min Suk, said the company currently has two idol bands in training that are expected to be the next Big Bang and 2NE1.
The CEO said YGE has 32 trainees right now. The new girl group will only be comprised of members under 20 years old and is scheduled to debut in the first half of next year. Their new boy group, however, will be revealed in the second half of 2012.
Yang Min Suk also said YGE will open at least two more offices in the Greater China region. Much like their recent joint project, “YGEX,” with Japanese music label AVEX, YGE is looking to beef up their overseas business units.
“The Asian market (excluding Japan) is smaller than Korea in terms of music sales, but it’s a lucrative market for concerts and live events. Our strategy is to enhance our artists’ value through concerts and move from there,” Yang Min Suk said.
On the 8th of November, Woori Investment & Securities stated and ranked YG Entertainment as, “One of the highest growing companies that produces the greatest contents with their verified capabilities for producing.”
As YG Entertainment has artists such as Se7en, Big Bang, G-Dragon, 2NE1, etc., they have been able to continuously grow throughout, and with the recent addition of Tablo and Psy, they have also been able to expand their line-up tremendously.
Researcher Yoo Jinho explained that, “The are currently 3 top companies that are individually claiming their spots within the music industry through their own brands,” and that, “Consumers are in a situation where they are able to personally see how these top three companies’ media royalty are rising.”
He then continued on to say that, “Recently, not only has the K-POP craze only been circulating among Japan, China, and the rest of Asia, but the preference for Korean music has risen tremendously in Europe, as well as America.” He was also able to add that, “I am especially looking forward to YG Entertainment’s growth.”
In addition to the 2011 Japan earthquake and Big Bang’s incidents and cases, it can be foreseen that they will be able to avoid the 2011 incidents and achieve more growth if they actively promote in Japan in 2012.
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As YG Entertainment’s demand forecast has come to an end on the 8th, they will take action with their subscriptions on the 14th – 15th. The cost for the recruitment and advertisement for it is estimated to be around 22,100WON~28800WON (around $19~$25 USD), and the estimated date for the certification of commendation is the coming 23rd.
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