OMG!breaking news! I should have been studying but needed to post this IMMEDIATELY…
Idol group Dong Bang Shin Ki’s members Micky YooChun,and Xiah JunSu finally revealed their stand about their problems with SM Entertainment.
Their representative revealed through news media on, “The 5 years period after they debuted, the 3 of them felt that their minds and their bodies are tired having to follow the tight schedule that the company put up unilaterally.”
They continued, “Kim JunSu,and has been following SM’s instruments from beginning of 2004 till now, going back and forth promoting in Korea, Japan, China etc, and in a year except for 1 week they get only 3-4 hours of sleep a day to do our schedule.”
Also, “In the process the health of the 3 members are very much deteriorated, they are also suffering from mental fatigue, and as time went SM continue to established on their own decision for Dong Bang Shin Ki to advance into other countries. In the end the 3 members felt that as compared to be fulfilling their dreams to be singers, they are used more as a tool by the compared to earn profits, and they wish to use each of the members to also go into other entertainers’ activities.”
The 3 members’ representative also added, “It is a 13 years contract but in reality it is a lifetime contract. With the exclusive rights clause in the contract, the 13 years also include the time the members are serving their military service, hence it will go for more than 15 years. And now it has not even been near to 10 years since the group’s debut, hence it seems like the contract will last until the members’ retirement from the entertainment zone. The penalty for retracting the exclusive right clause is 3 times the investment cost and 2 times the lost in earnings. They also asked about the penalty of cancelling the whole contract but it will involve several hundred billions KRW of penalty, hence in reality there is no way out but to be tied down to SM because of the contract.”
Also, “The members did not receive the right treatment even from SM. Without getting any contract fees, the initial contract was that if their album sells more than 500K copies, each member will get about 10 million KRW during the next album release. If they sell less than 500K copies of album, they will get nothing.”
The 3 members had went down to Seoul Central District Court to file for a retractile of their exclusive belonging rights with SM Entertainment on 31st July, causing an outrage of speculations about the group’s disbanding and also problems between the members and SM.
i think SME should be #1 Slave Company…watch out SM there are millions and millions of Cassies out there who’ll murder you…kyaaaaa!
To those who plan to bash…thinking about the situation and the way SME had been doing business ever since…I think anyone would be in favor of the boys…though there may be those who’ll think the boys owe the Great SM Entertainment…read and check some of the contract details enumerated above…and take note that the boys were trying to live their dreams as singers but maybe realized that they are being made slaves…I’d support any artist being treated this way…no matter if they weren’t DBSK…I think most would do too…