[OP-ED] f(x)'s Amber and Super Junior-M's Henry Remind Us of SM Entertainment's Dark Side | allkpop
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He has experienced all ups and downs since debut until now. According to him, DBSK advocated for only one thing. They wanted conditions of the contract to be eased. However, it has gotten to a point where the conversations between the two parties have gone nowhere.
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On the first, they reported that this problem was due to the makeup company investment and they will work it out. After the contract conditions were reported, they responded that members were paid 11 billion Won and were given foreign cars as presents. However, SM has not mentioned the contract conditions and have continued to use make up company issues to play with the media. This is the pre-tax profit.
After taxes were paid, and this amount is divided by 6 years, and 5 members, this is less than million won per member. For the first half of this year, the profits from album sales in Japan is 2. Out of these, including singles and full albums, 1. In Japan for 4 full albums and 27 singles, 8 of those sold overcopies, and one sold overcopies.
Including south-east Asia, at least 4 million albums were sold. He also criticized abnormal methods of calculating methods.
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Basically, almost all of the expenses were paid for by DBSK. With complex divisions, the money for the members were reduced. They have no intention to solve this with mere words, and are extremely upset that SM is exaggerating only one side of the story, distorting the truth.
I suspect that they will part with SM and try to find a different solution to settle this. In the case of SM Entertainment, however, such notions aren't observed; almost every year, a new scandal breaks out in which one or more idol group members cite poor working conditions at SM Entertainment as a reason for attempting to leave the company.
All of their watershed moments were very public, and yet internal scandals continue to rise from the house of SM.
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It is with this in mind that we must ask: To explore SM Entertainment's troubled history with artist relations, you only need to start with the words that f x member Amber posted on her Instagram earlier this year.
No more," she said.
She described being told she "wasn't good enough" despite often being the lone force behind her marketing plans, music, visuals and general "job hunting.
While many fans are still reeling from the shock, for longtime observers of SM and Amber in particularher cry for help seems eerily familiar. As we mentioned, Amber's statement had a similar tone and timing to one made by Henry. In his own, he said "I can't do it alone any longer. It's been a mistake since 9 years ago," and reached out directly to fans by adding "if you see this message please speak on my behalf, the company won't listen to me. As it turns out, though, these incidents might not be so random, and they represent a larger problem in the way that the Korean pop industry operates.
You might recall that prior to Henry and Amber's incidents with SM Entertainment, the label had a highly publicized legal battle with several original members of EXO: Kris, Luhan, and Tao.
All three members were Chinese, and their problems arose primarily from their own desire to work outside of the confines of their original contracts, in a way more suited to the Chinese market. In some cases, this meant solo singles or acting. In others, this meant cosmetic endorsements. But to SM Entertainment, who had signed all three artists to an exclusive contract, it meant a conflict of interest.
As news of discord came out, all three members' activities were quietly put to a halt, until they eventually left the group entirely. As lawsuits traded hands back and forth, fans were reminded of a nearly identical situation several years prior: That was, of course, former Super Junior member Hangeng.
Although his split from SM brought the label's infamous ten-plus year contracts to the attention of the public, the damage was done; he has not promoted in Korea since that time, a fate often shared by SM Entertainment's ex-artists.