As the agency behind K-pop hits such as BIGBANG, 2NE1, WINNER, iKON, BLACKPINK, and more, YG Entertainment is an agency that countless trainees have dreamt of being a part of. Though the idol groups mentioned above are now full-fledged artists with various albums and awards under their belts, they were once young trainees, working hard each and every day to achieve their dreams of performing on stage.
YG Entertainment helped them to that stage, but they also had to give up certain things during their trainee years. Here are six things that trainees at YG need to contractually give up, as revealed by current YG artists.
Continue reading [NEWS] 190102 Things That Trainees Need To Give Up To Be A Part Of YG, As Told By YG Artists
As 2018 winds down to a close, it is the season to look back on the best of the year.
Korean media outlets News1 and dongA both surveyed various industry professionals to gather their opinions on the year’s top K-pop artists, rookies, producers, and more.
Continue reading [NEWS] 181213 Industry Representatives Voted BLACKPINK’s DDU-DU DDU-DU As 2nd Best Song of the Year 2018
The sitcom is set for global release via Netflix on October 5, 2018.
All 8 Episodes of the sitcom can officially be viewed at Netflix: LINK
ABOUT THE SHOW: “YG Strategy Center” is a new real sitcom produced by producing director (PD) Park Jun Su, who has created showed like Mnet’s “The God of Music” and “UV Syndrome.” He is joined by “SNL Korea” writer Kim Min Suk, and the series will star BIGBANG’s Seungri as an ambitious figure who hopes to save a company in trouble. Unlike its grandiose name, the strategic information center is a department where all of YG’s outsiders are placed, and another name for it is YG’s treasure chest.
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170927 PREVIEW Stills of BLACKPINK
YG Future Strategy Office
Source: Netflix Naver Post
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YG artists as CEO Yang Hyun Suk did interviews last year before the filming of the show.
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YG Plus, YG Entertainment’s subsidiary announced that its cosmetics brand ‘moonshot’ will be expanding to Southeast Asia and Japan.
Continue reading [NEWS] 180802 YG Cosmetics Brand moonshot To Expand To Southeast Asia & Japan, BLACKPINK Lisa As Global Ambassador
It is not an exaggeration to say that YG Entertainment (YG) perfectly dominated music charts of early 2018.
According to OSEN’s analysis on Melon Chart for early 2018 on July 5, YG artists were placed at no. 1 for 89 days among a total of 186 days in 2018.
Continue reading [YG-LIFE] 180705 From iKON to BLACKPINK, YG Dominates 47.8% of No. 1s in Early 2018, New Record at 89 Days
The term ‘jewel box’ didn’t just come out of nowhere. BLACKPINK did it again, with their comeback in 1 year. YG’s strategy of focusing energy and emitting it at once seems to be working. Related officials assess that focusing on the contents rather than promotion played a crucial role.
What’s interesting is that YG Entertainment is maintaining their unique strategy, which contrasts to the current trend in the entertainment industry. As ‘communication’ became very important with the wide use of online social media, many agencies are utilizing these platforms, and are achieving successful results.
Continue reading [YG-LIFE] 180621 BLACKPINK is The New Trend, YG’s ‘Prestige’ Strategy
Artists from YG Entertainment decorated the April edition cover for ‘ELLE’, a fashion media magazine.
The 2 different versions with group BIGBANG’s TAEYANG with CL and group WINNER’s YOON, MINO, and BLACKPINK were results of a collaboration with the global fashion brand, Louis Vuitton. It’s the first time 8 artists from YG are being featured in the same magazine.
Continue reading [YG-LIFE] 180319 TAEYANG · WINNER · BLACKPINK · CL, Artists From YG Gathers For The First Time
This is a preview of YG’s upcoming sitcom ‘YG Strategy Center’ headed by ‘God of Music’ PD Park Joon Soo. Setting is at YG building showing how the artists work or what they do. Filming is on September and
is planning to be aired on November 2017. Broadcast schedule (time & date) as well as & network/channel where it will be aired are still undecided. It’s also reported that most if not all the ‘singers/musicians’ will participate in this sitcom.
UPDATE: As of September 10, 2018, YG revealed that the sitcom will premiere on Netflix on October 5, 2018.
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YG Entertainment is set to produce multiple audition programs. The company is preparing for not only a survival audition show for YG trainees, but also a collaboration program with other music labels. YG’s ambition is to create a program that can create big hit not only in Korea but also overseas.
Continue reading [YG-LIFE] 170620 YGE to Produce New Survival Audition Programs + Reality Shows, BLACKPINK TV
Now well into its 21st year, YG Entertainment is no longer a music agency. It is exerting great influence across all areas of the entertainment industry and has become enormous in size too.
YG started out as a management company for hiphop artists. Now, it has become the No.1 entertainment agency in Korea and even gained global recognition. All the global top singers, actors/actresses, models, TV celebrities, and star TV show producers are with YG.
YG’s systematic and future-oriented management system and its in-depth knowledge on what artists need and want has made it into an agency that many celebrities want to join. YG head YANG HYUN SUK is a well-trusted figure in the entertainment industry, and people know that there is something different about YG artists. This has made it possible for YG to build its own entertainment empire.
Continue reading [YG-LIFE] 170515 YG Entertainment is Big Enough to Build its Own Entertainment Empire with its Musicians, TV Show Producers & Actors