[ENTERBIZ] YG HOLDS FIRST AUDITION IN GREATER CHINA: ENTERS THE MARKET IN FULL FORCE?
[스포츠조선 이정혁 기자] YG Entertainment is holding an audition in the Greater China Region for the very first time.
Starting from March 3, YG kicks off “2014 1st YG AUDITION in Greater China” in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan in search for talents who will lead the future of YG.
Application for the audition can be done on http://www.yg-audition.com. The applicants need to fill out the form following the instructions, and then submit it to the email address for each region. The audition is open in the category of “singer,” and anyone under the age of 18 who are talented in singing and dancing can apply.
After the application process, local auditions will be held in the order of Beijing on March 29, Shanghai on April 5, Hong Kong on April 12, and Taiwan in April 19. The selected candidates in each region will then be partaking in the final audition in South Korea.
YG has been known for producing individualistic artists like JINUSEAN, 1TYM, BIGBANG and 2NE1. As BIGBANG and 2NE1’s popularity became borderless, YG is getting endless emails about auditions from many aspiring foreigners who dream of becoming singers.
The enquiries come especially frequently from the Chinese-speaking region, as YG artists are becoming more and more popular in the region. YG is holding an audition in this part of the world, an area where many talents are, to find a gemstone that would become the next BIGBANG and 2NE1.
BIGBANG and 2NE1 left a message to encourage people, “We heard the land is vast and the population is big. There must be many who are talented in singing, dancing and rapping. Come for the YG audition now!”
Personnel related to YG audition said, “As this is a global audition held in Greater China for the first time, we hope many talented people with dreams will actively take part.”