Do you love KPOP? Do you want to discover the biggest Korean Entertainment agencies? Do you want to know the story behind your favorite KPOP groups?
Welcome to KoreanxWear, we will introduce you to the biggest KPOP agencies.
Korean music is very well known all over the world, but who is behind these successful bands? They are Korean entertainment agencies. There are in particular major labels such as SM, Big Hit, JYP or YG.
What we will see:
- What is a KPOP Agency
- The most famous Korean agencies
- The stories of these agencies and their groups
Let's start now with explanations of how Entertainment works in South Korea.
What is a K-pop agency?
A K-pop agency is an entertainment company that will take care of creating groups , recruiting idols , organizing concerts , producing albums and everything around a K-pop agency. K-pop group.
The artists sign contracts with K-pop agencies, they are the ones who pay the idols.
An entertainment agency is a very important element in the world of Korean music .
The 4 most famous agencies
Here is a list of the 4 most popular K-pop agencies. We will briefly tell you about their stories and the groups they manage.
History of SM Entertainment:
SM Entertainment is an entertainment agency from South Korea.
It was created in 1995 by Lee Soo-man.
They specialize in Korean music.
Some groups of SM:
- Super Junior
- Girls' Generation
- Shinee, EXO
- Red Velvet
Big Hit Music
History of Big Hit Entertainment:
Big Hit Music (new name) is a music label from South Korea.
It was created in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk.
It is an independent label which belongs to the Hybe company.
Some Big Hit bands:
- Tomorrow X Together
History of JYP Entertainment:
JYP Entertainment is a Korean record label.
It was created in 1997 by Park Jin-young in 1997.
It is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea.
Some JYP bands:
History of YG Entertainment:
YG Entertainment is a South Korean music label.
It was created in 1996 by Yang Hyun-suk.
It's one of the biggest entertainment labels along with SM and JYP.
Some YG bands:
- BIG BANG
The image of Korean K-pop labels around the world
K-pop agencies have quite a complex image in the world.
They are highly regarded for their work with K-pop groups, as they create groups and music that appeal to millions of fans around the world.
Agencies are also responsible in the collective imagination for the difficulty of entering the world of K-pop.
They are the ones who choose the K-pop standards and who take care of the selection of new idols.
As they are companies, they think above all about their profitability and this displeases some K-pop fans.
In fact, K-pop agencies are responsible for all this magnificent universe that Korean music represents.
Whether you like or dislike these international entertainment agencies, they will be around for a long time to come to create audiovisual content and nurture the K-pop universe around the world.
Learn more about the groups behind these agencies
In this article, we have seen what K-pop agencies are and which are the most famous.
What is your favorite K-pop label or agency?
If you want to know more about all the groups that have been created by these agencies, you can search our articles about BTS, Blackpink, Twice, TXT, Stray Kids and many more in the KoreanxWear blog.