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TVXQ Wins Musical Excellence Awards at Japan Record Awards

December 31, 2009 dongbanger.com 0

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That’s right. Tohoshinki (TVXQ / DBSK) won the Musical Excellence Award at the 51st annual Japan Record Awards the other night.

The guys performed their hit song Stand By You. If you’ve been paying attention, you noticed that they guys seem to be performing that song a lot in some very high profile shows and appearances.

The symbolism, whether accidental or on purpose, can be found in the way the lyrics for the song are interpreted in light of their current dispute with the, in my opinion, incredibly stubborn executives at SM Entertainment (SM).

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Finance and Economy: TVXQ Voted as Artist of the Year

December 31, 2009 dongbanger.com 0

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Finance and Economy News did a survey of their viewers asking them to vote for the Top 6 entertainments of 2009.  56% of respondents picked TVXQ as the top male group of the year.

The survey was conducted from Dec 21 – 29 and included such criteria as the number of times each artists’ news articles were read.

Other people taking the top spots were “Girls Generation” as female group of the year, Rain as solo singer of the year, and Han Hyo-Joo as female actress of the year.

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Chinese fans tells SM to Stop Harassing TVXQ in a New Ad

December 28, 2009 dongbanger.com 0

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Chinese fans are not taking the latest controversy with SM laying down. Baidu BAR took out an ad on the front page of the Korean newspaper Gyunghyang on Dec 26 in which they blast SM Entertainment (SM) for harassing TVXQ.

One version of the translated ad say the fans demand that SM stop their hurtful actions and to let TVXQ sing without constraints. The Chinese fans also basically said they will wait forever until the 5 members are able to perform without SM’s interference.

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6 Members of Super Junior Sue SM Ent? Will Someone at SM get Fired for This?

December 24, 2009 dongbanger.com 0

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The storm clouds continue to gather over the management company SM Entertainment (SM) if recent news is accurate.  According to translated reports from Sina Entertainment News which are circulating on the internet, 5 more members of the popular group Super Junior have filed a lawsuit against SM for the termination of the Exclusivity part of their contracts.

Those members include: the leader, Lee Teuk as well as Yesung, Kangin, Eun Hyuk and Donghae. Along with Hangeng, that makes 6 of the 13 members who have chosen to fight for fair treatment.

The members’ move comes months after 3 members of TVXQ (Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu) filed suit against SM to terminate the Exclusivity clause in their contract. A court ruling concluded that SM had engaged in unfair practices and sided with the 3 members.

With members of the popular group Super Junior also raising questions about SM’s management, somebody (or persons) at SM may soon be out of a job.  Certainly the decisions SM have made in the way they bungled TVXQ’s situation is worthy of a major reassessment of who should be in charge of making such decisions.

The situation should have never gotten this far to begin with and none of these young people deserved to be treated like inanimate “products” either.  Common sense dictates that you should always take care of your artists because they are the reason why money comes pouring into any agency to begin with.

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6 Members of Super Junior Sue SM Ent? Will Someone at SM get Fired for This?

December 24, 2009 dongbanger.com 0

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The storm clouds continue to gather over the management company SM Entertainment (SM) if recent news is accurate.  According to translated reports from Sina Entertainment News which are circulating on the internet, 5 more members of the popular group Super Junior have filed a lawsuit against SM for the termination of the Exclusivity part of their contracts.

Those members include: the leader, Lee Teuk as well as Yesung, Kangin, Eun Hyuk and Donghae. Along with Hangeng, that makes 6 of the 13 members who have chosen to fight for fair treatment.

The members’ move comes months after 3 members of TVXQ (Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu) filed suit against SM to terminate the Exclusivity clause in their contract. A court ruling concluded that SM had engaged in unfair practices and sided with the 3 members.

With members of the popular group Super Junior also raising questions about SM’s management, somebody (or persons) at SM may soon be out of a job.  Certainly the decisions SM have made in the way they bungled TVXQ’s situation is worthy of a major reassessment of who should be in charge of making such decisions.

The situation should have never gotten this far to begin with and none of these young people deserved to be treated like inanimate “products” either.  Common sense dictates that you should always take care of your artists because they are the reason why money comes pouring into any agency to begin with.