The Rose Requests Termination Of Contract With Agency + J & STAR Company Responds
The Rose has requested to terminate their contract with their agency.
It was confirmed on February 28 that The Rose recently sent a certification of contents requesting the termination of their contract with their agency J & STAR Company. The company has also already sent in a certification of contents refuting the contents detailed by The Rose.
The Rose is a four-member band with members Woosung, Dojoon, Hajoon, and Jaehyung. After making their debut in August 2017, they have successfully held concerts abroad in various countries around the world. The Rose recently also gained attention for their appearance on JTBC’s “Super Band,” for which Woosung made it to the final round.
Through their certification of contents, The Rose stated that the agency enforced an unreasonable schedule and that there were many problems regarding payment. On this, a source from J & STAR Company shared with Star News on February 28, “The Rose unilaterally notified [the company of] the termination of their contract, and they claimed that they will stop [attending] performances and broadcasts arranged by the company. The terms [of the contract] and content discussed in the certification of contents have no legal force. The Rose must dutifully take on their current ongoing schedule.”
J & Star Company also released an official statement stating that The Rose notified the company of the termination of their exclusive contract due to “lack of payment, breakdown of trust, and violation of exclusive contract.” The company stated, “However, the ‘violation of exclusive contract’ that The Rose is claiming is not true,” explaining that the agency announced and discussed The Rose’s schedule with the members beforehand.
The company also stated, “Furthermore, we provided payment information for the entire exclusive contract period to The Rose, and we confirmed through documents that they received the information. Currently, The Rose has refused to converse with the company, and after unilaterally notifying [the company] of contract termination, they have unilaterally notified that they refuse to participate in the scheduled broadcasts and performances, which they have promised to hold with the fans.”
The company confirmed that they will be considering legal steps to avoid leaving a negative precedent, and they are also considering requesting compensation for damages and criminal liability.
The Rose members have posted screenshots of the original article on their personal Instagram accounts without any captions.