[INFO] Inkigayo Performance List For 25 Oct

25 10 2009

Learn how to watch SBS Inkigayo @ 4PM LIVE here!

# Comeback Special #
– SS501 [Love Like This + 하루만]
– Mighty Mouth feat. Naomi [웃어]

# Take 7 #
– Kim Tae Woo [Love Rain]
– G-Dragon [Boy]
– SHINee [Ring Ding Dong]

# Special Stage #
– Tae Yang [Where U At]
– G-Dragon [Seo Tae Ji and Boys’ I Know]
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[INFO] Steps On How To Vote For Mnet MAMA 09

24 10 2009


-Instructions/ Steps on how to REGISTER at Mnet

-Vote HERE

Please do not take this out. Instead, link back here!

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[PICS] 2009 Dream Concert Performances (10 Oct)

10 10 2009


Big Bang, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, 2AM, 2PM, SHINee, Jewelry, 2NE1, 4Minute, Kara, T-ara, F(X), MC Mong, ChaeYeon, Wheesung, Park Hyo Shin, Epik High

Super Junior M


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[NEWS] K-Pop Boom in Asia Sheds Light on Korea’s Unique Talent Search

24 09 2009

Approximately 23,000 aspiring singers from elementary school students to those in their early 20s flocked to the JYP Entertainment’s talent search held in Seoul last month.

Only four were picked as JYP trainees, scheduled to go through the years-long training program before making their debut.

The record-high turnout in the audition came after the JYP trainee program gained the reputation of a machine producing K-pop idols, such as Wonder Girls and 2PM.

Not only JYP, but also other entertainment businesses have seen a huge number of aspiring stars participating in their talent searches.

Despite the K-pops’ phenomenal success in Asia, hallyu experts warn the popularity of Korean pop icons may be short-lived if the bad practices in the industry, which only benefit entertainment businesses while idols income is minimal, persists. Read the rest of this entry »

[NEWS] KBS, SBS, MBC Music Shows Cancelled For This Week!

20 08 2009

After the date for funeral for Korea’s ex-president Kim DaeJoong has been set, all 3 major broadcasting companies proceed with the decision for no airing of shows and comedies on their channels.

And with that, all 3 music shows for this week on KBS, SBS and MBC have been cancelled.

Announced on 19th August shows that will not be aired or are canceled:

  • MBC ‘Music Journey LaLaLa’ on 19th August
  • MBC ‘Show! Music Core’ on 22nd August
  • MBC ‘Gag Ya’ on 23rd August
  • KBS ‘Music Bank’ on 21st August
  • SBS ‘WootChatSa’ on 20th August
  • SBS ‘Inkigayo’ on 23rd August

But the following programmes will air as usual:

  • MBC ‘Golden Fishery’
  • MBC ‘Infinite Challenge’
  • MBC ‘Sunday Night’
  • SBS ‘Family Outing’

Ex-president Kim DaeJoong was hospitalised last month on 13th for pneumonia symptoms, he was given treatment but he passed away on 18th August at 1.43pm. The funeral ceremony will be held on 23rd August.

Source: Sookyeong

[NEWS] Pop Goes the Contract

10 08 2009

There is a fairly decent overview of the contract situation faced by entertainers in Korea over in today’s Joongang Ilbo. Using the lawsuit Dong Bang Shin Gi (aka TVXQ) has filed against SM Entertainment as the peg, the article looks at the long and onerous contracts that most entertainers in Korea have to have, especially singers.

As you have probably heard, on July 31, three members of DBSG filed suit against its management company, claiming their contract is unfair. DBSG is one of SME’s most popular bands these days, and is doing especially well in Japan, where they recently played two nights in the Tokyo Dome. The band’s complaints were mostly the same things we have heard over and over again in Korea over the years — their contracts are too long, their contracts do not pay enough, the penalties for leaving the management company are too severe, the performers do not have enough control over their own careers, the performers are not paid enough (probably the biggest issue).
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[NEWS] Can K-pop Make It Without The Western Mix?

8 08 2009

Over the years, as the Korean wave has touched the shores of Asian countries, several popular singers have tried to make it in the Asian market. Rain, Se7en and Yangpa have been among the notable flops, and BoA is currently releasing singles and videos in the United States. Now the group Wonder Girls is trying, with much fanfare, to make an impact. The group made its television debut on “The Wendy Williams Show” in July and is currently an opening act for the insanely popular Jonas Brothers.

The Korean media is, of course, uniformly excited, but the online community is more ambivalent. Regarding the performance on The Wendy Williams Show, 3gyupsal writes: “Three girls sang, and they lip-synched the chorus. One girl was obviously digitally assisted”.

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