All posts tagged "SM"

  • The exterior of six-floor SMTOWN@coexartium, a cultural facility for K-pop fans in Samseong-dong. (Courtesy of SM Entertainment)
    SM Entertainment partners with Alibaba Group

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — S.M. Entertainment said Thursday it has formed a strategic partnership with Alibaba Group. Under the deal, the Chinese e-commerce giant will buy 870,000 of S.M.’s newly issued stocks for 35.5 billion won (US$29.8 million),...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • K-pop fans can be found all over the world  thanks to Hallyu (Yonhap)
    Seoul City, SM join hands to boost hallyu

    By Jhoo Dong-chan Tourists visiting Seoul will have a chance to learn K-pop dances from instructors who teach hallyu stars. Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) said it would expand the existing K-pop dance lessons together with SM Entertainment,...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • The exterior of six-floor SMTOWN@coexartium, a cultural facility for K-pop fans in Samseong-dong. (Courtesy of SM Entertainment)
    The birth of K-sportainment: SM joins hands with top sports agency

    It looks like the beginning of Korean “sportainment” — sports agency/marketing powerhouse IB Worldwide and K-pop giant SM Entertainment have joined hands in a strategic partnership through mutual investment. IB Worldwide saw an increase in capital of...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • SUM, a celebrity shop on the second floor of SMTOWN@coexartium, carries souvenirs and fashion items that SM artists have designed or recommended. (Courtesy of SM Entertainment)
    SM, YG Entertainment under probe

    By Kim Se-jeong The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating the nation’s two biggest entertainment agencies for allegedly overcharging for souvenirs and products featuring idol groups. The investigation follows a complaint from the Seoul YMCA, which in...

    • Posted August 16, 2015
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    Korea music industry association welcomes SM, YG, JYP

    The Korea Music Content Industry Association has a powerful new set of incoming members. According to Yonhap, 14 agencies, including SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, were formally approved as association members Wednesday. Others include FNC,...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Noh Min-woo (Yonhap)
    Noh Min-woo files lawsuit against SM Ent, reports to FTC

    South Korean actor Noh Min-woo, 28, has reportedly filed a claim for damages against his former agency, SM Entertainment. Noh’s attorney stated through a press release Monday that the actor filed the suit with Seoul Central District...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Luhan
    EXO’s Luhan responds to SM Entertainment lawsuit

    K-pop boy band EXO-M Chinese member Luhan’s side released statement Friday in response to SM Entertainment’s damages suit filed Thursday, Korean media reported. The singer’s representatives said SM Entertainment has no contractual basis to claim exclusive rights...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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