Akdong Musician Describes the Difference Between JYP, SME, and YGE

Akdong Musician Describes the Difference Between JYP, SME, and YGE

The brother and sister duo Akdong Musician appeared at an SBSK-Pop Star 2” press conference that was held on April 17. (Currently Akdong Musician is still deciding which agency they will join) They were asked to name the different strengths of the big three entertainment agencies. (JYP, SME, YGE)  

Lee Soo Hyun stated, “During ‘K-Pop Star 2’ we trained with each agency for about one week. SM is very neat and sophisticated. YG is very cool. The artists, and building are all so cool.” Then she stated, “JYP has a family atmosphere. JYP met us, mentored us, and greeted us in person. The three entertainment agencies have their own unique colors, that is why we are carefully weighing our options.”

Then, Akdong Musician was asked what they are considering when deliberating which agency to join. They stated, “We want an agency that will love our music and knock heads together with us. We would also hope that the agency would teach us many things and help fill up the places we need to improve. We plan on thinking very carefully and getting lots of advice.”

In case you didn’t know, Akdong Musician won SBS “K-Pop Star 2.”

6 comments
kiwiflavouring
kiwiflavouring

I think any of the agencies would be good for them, each one would emphasis and groom different aspects. YG would let them be really individual in their style and development, experimental which would be good for them. While I think JYPE would support them strongly on a 'personal' level rather than giving them total professional freedom. SM would polish them into a total gemstone, but would it be really Akdong afterwards? I suppose it'll come down to what they want, popular success, SM, or professional freedom and support, YG, or personal support and professional guidance, JYPE. I think their parents will weigh in on the choice too, after all I think Soo Hyun is only 14? I'm glad they're taking their time and considering carefully. They should also consider the load of each agency, lots of people like JYPE, but can JYPE handle another group at the moment? They took two candidates last time. They have 9 groups active and JYPE isn't known for handling lots of groups at a time. That said, I hope it JYPE too.....

topracer01
topracer01

just like everyone here, i'd hope they go with JYP too. it seems like they would suit them better.

x__nga
x__nga

I thought Lee Hi wouldn't fit YG at first too, but YG is more than swag/being gangsta. They are really more about talent and individuality and because they embrace and nurture them with confidence ..they just ooze swag lol. With Lee Hi, they embraced her strengths and uniqueness and gave her the ability to be more confident in what she do. Look at her now :) But I think they would be more comfortable with JYP.

mitchiness
mitchiness

YG would be cool, but I think JYP suits them better.

basketballover
basketballover

SM is all about being chic/high class, YG is all about having swag/being gangsta and JYP stresses uniqueness/individuality so I also think ADM would be most comfortable with JYP. Personally though, I would like to see a company like SM having artists with such free spirits like ADM -it would be a nice change from their usual company image.

kyungjinahhhhh
kyungjinahhhhh

Choose JYP. These kids aren't the prototypical kpop stars. YG would be an okay choice but Akdong lacks the kind of flair to be a YG star- the dance moves, the outter apeal and looks. SM is just not the choice for them. JYP will groom these kids personally and emphasize writing music.