Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Rumors are buzzing again that the group Busker Busker will be breaking up soon. A report from ISPlus patches up the puzzle pieces of news regarding the group.
After news of Busker Busker member Jang Bum Joon independently creating his own company and discussing investment and distribution with CJ E&M, rumors of the group’s disbandment have surfaced yet again as troubles regarding each of the members are revealed steadily.
On December last year, Cheongchun Music, the management company handling Busker Busker, revealed news about the wedding of Jang Bum Joon as well as plans for the members’ individual activities. They also mentioned about Jang Bum Joon’s independent company. In reality, this was the start of the persistent doubts about the group’s status–are they disbanding? If so, then the members must be experiencing discord and are considering disbandment.
However, according to Cheongchun Music, the rumors are not true at all.
“The members’ relationship is extremely good. They are generally in good terms. Most bands have differences in music and worse, even fight. In that case, then the group’s relationship isn’t bad,” said a representative from Cheongchun Music.
But there are opposing views. After Jang Bum Joon founded his independent company and contracted with CJ E&M officially, it was said that the other two members of Busker Busker, Kim Hyung Tae and Brad Moore, didn’t know much about the contract between Jang Bum Joon and CJ E&M. Jang Bum Joon isn’t tied to a contract with Cheongchun Music. There’s also a possibility that he could sign an exclusive contract with other companies.
“There’s a possibility that the relationship among the three is good, but it can also be that their relationship is bad. But the most important fact is that they are havimng musical differences now. In reality, you cannot imagine Busker Busker without Jang Bum Joon. If Jang Bum Joon gets to have an independent activity, there’s no doubt that it will go that way. It does seem like it’s going to be like that,” said an insider from the music industry about the possible breakup.