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SM Town takes a group photo at a manager’s wedding

15 Feb

A recent group photo of SM Town members at a wedding for a SM manager has been snaring the attention of both fans and netizens alike.

On February 13th, numerous idols like TVXQ, Super Junior, Super Junior-M, SNSD, SHINee, f(x), TRAX, CSJH The Grace’s Sunday, Isak, and Lee Soo Man gathered to attend a SM manager’s wedding. Although it was a huge photo, the individuals weren’t lost in the crowd thanks to their unique personalities. Continue reading

SMTOWN LIVE Concert in Tokyo, Tickets Participants Exceed 400,000 People

23 Jan

The artists of SM Entertainment proved their popularity in Japan from the huge number of participants for the concert tickets.

SM Entertainment revealed on the 21st that participants to get “SMTOWN LIVE IN TOKYO” concert tickets which was held from December 8th, 2010 to January 7th, 2011 at their mobile site had exceeded 400,000 entries, showing the event’s hot response.

The ticket sales procedure for this concert will be in balloting process where interested participants have to apply through the mobile site.

“SM TOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR” had previously held successful concerts in Seoul, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, thus this overwhelming amount of participants for Tokyo’s concert is a guarantee to lead for another great performance.

The artists participating in the concert include BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, etc and they will be performing their respective hits as per previous concerts. The artists will also include Japanese versions of some of their songs especially for the Japanese audiences.

“SM TOWN LIVE IN TOKYO” will be held at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium on January 25th and 26th 2011 (6pm JST).

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Jonghyun will not perform at SM Town live in Tokyo

15 Jan

This afternoon, it was updated in SHINee’s Japanese official website that Jonghyun would not be performing for SM Town in Tokyo.

A message was left saying:

Thanks for many applications for SM Town Live in Tokyo. SHINee Jonghyun, who was planning to perform at the concert, cannot appear due to his leg injury. We are very sorry for the news but ask for your understanding. The other 4 members (Onew, Key, Minho, Taemin) will be starring in it.

Source: SHINee Japanese Website
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List of Celebrities that attended SHINee’s 1st Concert in Seoul

6 Jan

1st January:

Lee Soo Man, Kim Young Min, Super Junior (Kyuhyun and Donghae), SNSD (Hyoyeon, Seohyun, Yoona etc), F(x) (Victoria, Luna, Sulli, Krystal), Go Ara, B2ST (Dongwoon, Yoseob, Doojoon), Lee Seok Jin, Park Jisun, Jung Yonghwa

2nd January:

Shim Jaewon, Trax, Super Junior (Siwon), SNSD (Jessica, Sooyoung), F(x) (Amber, Krystal), Jino and etc, Jung Yoogeun, Ssamdi, FT Island, Kara (Goo hara, Nicole, Han Seungyeon), Wonder Girls (YeEun), Miss A (Jia), 2PM (Nichkhun, Junho), Wheesung, Narsha

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‘Suju’ Choi Siwon, wins the New Star award “Giving this honour to our Super Junior members”

2 Jan

Idol group actor Super Junior Choi Siwon received the New Star award at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards.

During his acceptance speech, he expressed “ELF who have been loving Super Junior members and us sincerely, I want to always be with all of you”, and continued “Throughout this year, many things happened, our SM family and all the members, everyone has worked hard, please show lots of attention in the future.

At the same time, he stated “Also, I hope that everyone will like which is broadcasting at the moment, Choi Siwon will continue to work hard to become an excellent actor, we’re Super Juni~or!”, the image of him holding out his palm and shouting out the greeting attracted the attention of all.

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SM artists dominate music sales in Taiwan

2 Jan

SM Entertainment is dominating Taiwan’s music industry.

According to a Taiwanese music site’s album sales ranking revealed through its Week 29′s ‘Korean-Japanese Music Chart’, Super Junior’s ‘Bonamana’ took the no.1 spot with 57,000 copies. Wonder Girls’ ‘Taiwan Special Edition’ came in 2nd with sales of 50,000 copies, SBS drama ‘You’re Beautiful’ OST secured the 3rd spot with 40,000 copies, while SNSD’s ‘Oh!’ which recorded sales of 37,000 copies grabbed the no.4 spot, followed by SHINee’s ‘Lucifer’ with 30,000 copies.
The fact that SNSD, Super Junior, SHINee and TVXQ, who are artistes under SM Entertainment, managed to conquer the top 5 spots in terms of album sales in Taiwan has proven that SM artists are enjoying massive popularity in the island republic.

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FTC Orders SM To Change Contract Lengths From 10 Years To 7 Years

2 Jan

The Fair Trade Commission has laid down an order on SM Entertainment, responsible for groups such as Girls’ Generation, Super Junior and SHINee, against their unjust exclusive contracts.

The Fair Trade Commission revealed on the 23rd that, “Regarding SM’s unjust exclusive contracts with its celebrities and trainees, we have issued them a warning as they have volunteered to rectify the problem. We have ordered them to change the act of uniformly including an additional three years to the contracts of all trainees.”

This decision made by the Fair Trade Commission was set off by TVXQ’s fanclub last year, when they called for the FTC to investigate and lay a verdict on the whether or not SM Entertainment’s contract with TVXQ was a slave contract, stating that SM abused their status in the transaction to disadvantage TVXQ.

The acts that SM has been using which violate the laws set by the FTC are the act of creating an unjust exclusive contract (long-term contract period, excessive penalty for breach of contract, unilateral decisions on schedules) and the act of uniformly lengthening the contract period on all contracts to accommodate to overseas activities with no consideration of each individual’s circumstances.

According to the FTC, the length of the exclusive contracts of SM celebrities were ’13 years since the contract was first signed’ or ’10 years or more from the debut date.’ SM has changed this according to the FTC’s order to ‘7 years from the debut date.’

Also, till now, SM celebrities had to pay three times the amount of total investments and twice the predicted sales in the remaining contract period as compensation in the case of a breach in the contract, but the FTC has ordered that this be changed to the celebrities paying the total of the number of months left in the contract period multiplied by the average monthly sales in the two years before the contract is breached.

The FTC has also ordered that SM change the clause that states, ‘The celebrity must prioritize and appear on shows created by SM Entertainment,’ to ‘The celebrity can state his or her opinion whenever they wish regarding activities for the company, and if SM makes an unjust request, the celebrity is entitled to reject such a request’ in order to respect the freedom of these celebrities.

The action taken by the FTC has allowed SM celebrities to escape from the harm of unjust exclusive contracts and is predicted to greatly influence the legal dispute between SM and the three members of TVXQ (currently members of JYJ, Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu).

The FTC will continue to investigate exclusive contracts in entertainment agencies and is planning to create conditions so that the industry may rid itself of such contracts.

Source: [edaily spn+DNBN]
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