Shaun’s Agency Being Suspected Of Illegally Operating Club Linked To Burning Sun
Another club is receiving suspicions of illegal operations.
On March 22, it was reported that another club called MU:IN is being suspected of using a similar method as Monkey Museum and Love Signal for a lower tax rate. The club is registered as a general restaurant business rather than as an entertainment bar, which allows it to pay less taxes.
According to Article 21 in the Enforcement Decree of Food Sanitation Law, a general restaurant business is described as a “business of cooking and selling food, where drinking accompanied with meals is allowed.” An entertainment bar is described as a “business of cooking and selling mainly alcoholic beverages, where workers engaged in entertainment may be employed or entertainment facilities may be established, and customers may sing or dance.”
The owner of MU:IN is a company called Eumjugamuin (a Korean phrase referring to someone who enjoys drinking, singing, and dancing), and the address registered for the company is the same as the address of Shaun’s agency DCTOM E&C. The CEO, executive director, and finance manager of Eumjugamuin are all signed with DCTOM E&C.
MU:IN and Burning Sun are closely linked. Last year, the two clubs held a collaboration party every Thursday called “MU:IN Sun Day” and also held a joint pool party every Friday and Saturday. In addition, the employees of the two clubs had a joint gathering in Busan last August.
DC:TOM’s CEO Park Seung Do is also the music director of Burning Sun, and DC:TOM was listed as a partner company on Burning Sun’s website.
Previously in July, Seungri promoted Shaun’s song “Way Back Home” on Instagram, referring to Shaun as “Burning Sun’s resident DJ.” However, following negative comments regarding chart manipulation accusations of the song, the post was soon deleted.
In response to the reports, DC:TOM E&C commented, “DC:TOM E&C and Eumjugamuin, which runs MU:IN, are separate corporate entities with different shareholders and employees,” and added, “The DC:TOM E&C DJs performed after being paid by MU:IN. Also with Burning Sun, they performed after being paid after receiving the requests. They are not related in any other way.”