BTS’s Jimin Talks About The Group’s Upcoming Album Process As Music Project Manager
On May 1 KST, Jimin was the next BTS member to hold a casual livestream on BTS’s official YouTube channel as part of the group’s #StayConnected initiative. In past livestreams, RM revealed that the group was working on an album and Suga shared that the members had decided who would be in charge of what part of the process.
In his livestream, Jimin said, “Our album this time will be self-produced by us, so we picked PMs [project managers]. I became the music project manager. Suga gave his opinion very strongly. He told me, ‘I want you to become closer to music through this’ and strongly recommended [me for the role]. I was grateful for his opinion.”
He continued, “I don’t know yet how exactly I will proceed, but I am working hard in order to be of help. As PM, what I can do now is ask the members how they want to work, what story they want to tell, how many songs they want to do, what style of song, what the composition will be, which members will be suitable for what, and communicate this to the label.”
Jimin added that the members had met recently to discuss all this and briefly showed fans a document with all the members’ opinions written down. He said, “The members shared some more opinions with me afterwards, so I’m going to add those and send it by e-mail. Organizing the members’ words is more fun than you’d think. There’s a sense of pride in organizing the members’ opinions and communicating them [to the agency]. I will go send this now.”
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