Update: Dispatch Reports All GOT7 Members Will Part Ways With JYP Entertainment + Agency Responds
Updated January 10 KST:
Sublime Artist Agency has confirmed that they are in discussion with GOT7’s Youngjae about a possible contract.
A source from the agency stated to Newsen, “We are currently in talks.”
On January 10, Dispatch reported that all seven members of GOT7 will be leaving JYP Entertainment.
According to Dispatch, the 35th Golden Disc Awards will be GOT7’s last activity as a group. An industry source stated, “The GOT7 members are very close. They agreed on staying together, but they disagreed on the choice of their agency. After multiple discussions with the company, they decided to part ways.”
As previously reported by other outlets, Dispatch explained that Jinyoung had finished his final discussions to sign with the actor agency BH Entertainment, while Yugyeom held his final meetings with the higher-ups at AOMG. Previously, JYP Entertainment stated that they were discussing various possibilities regarding GOT7’s contracts.
Youngjae was reportedly scouted by Sublime Artist Agency, which houses Song Kang Ho, Rain, EXID’s Hani, and more. JB has reportedly received offers from a famous hip hop label as well as a global music label and is planning to find a place that will support him as a solo artist.
Dispatch states that Jackson will continue his global activities through his own label Team Wang, and he will carry out his activities in Korea through a separate agency. BamBam will reportedly also balance his activities in Thailand and Korea. For his activities in Korea, he will receive the help of a content production agency, and he is reportedly in talks to sign a contract with with MakeUs Entertainment.
According to Dispatch, Mark will return to his hometown of Los Angeles, United States to spend time with his family, after which he will open a YouTube channel. He is considering working on solo music in the United States.
An acquaintance close to GOT7 shared with Dispatch, “The members care a lot about GOT7. Though they will each promote separately, they agreed to make time when GOT7 reunites.”
In response to the report, a source from JYP Entertainment stated, “We can not confirm which [agencies] each member is in contact with. We will inform you once our position regarding GOT7’s contract renewal is ready.”
Watch Jinyoung in his most recent drama “When My Love Blooms“: