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Article: SM, YG, JYP Report Record Combined Sales of USD$106 Million for First Quarter 2014 ~ “2NE1’s Crush Contributes to YG’s Success”

SM, YG, JYP Report Record Combined Sales of USD$106 Million for First Quarter 2014


It has been a few months since we last looked at the financial health of the three major entertainment agencies. Now seems like a good time to see how they are doing in 2014. In May 2014, SM Entertainment (KOSDAQ: 041510), YG Entertainment (KOSDAQ: 122870) and JYP Entertainment (KOSDAQ: 035900) posted their 1st quarter financial results (For the period 01/01/2014 to 31/03/2014).

The results were interesting to see the least and there is a lot of information to digest so here is a brief summary of all the information we are about to cover in the rest of the article

  • Total combined sales for first quarter 2014 from the three agencies was approximately USD$106 million, which is a USD$33 million increase compared to last year
  • SM Entertainment’s total sales revenue was approximately USD$60.19 millionoperating profit was approximately USD$4.27 million and net profit was approximately USD$2.59 million
  • YG Entertainment posted total sales revenue of approximately USD$39.5 million while operating profit was approximately USD$7.4 million, with net profit being approximately USD$5.2 million
  • JYP Entertainment posted a total sales revenue of approximately USD$6.79 million, with operating income finally back in the black at approximately USD$298,000 and net profit also in the positive at approximately USD$843,000
  • All three agencies posted percentage increases in total sales YOY (Year over Year) while both YG and JYP saw percentages increases for operating profit and net profit
  • YG Entertainment has broken their previous first quarter records, helped by the success of 2NE1
  • JYP Entertainment has finally manage to post positive operating profit thanks in part to their merger last year

The numbers

First off, let’s talk numbers. It will help if you read up on how the companies were doing during the first half of 2013 in our previous article.

Just to make the comparisons between previous results contextually accurate, we will be assuming an exchange rate of 1000 KRW to 0.90 USD. Actual exchange rate is closer to1000:0.97 but given that these companies declare finances in KRW, there should be no major issues doing our general finance comparisons using the previous exchange rates.

YG Entertainment


YG Entertainment has been all smiles for the last couple years, posting constant healthy increases in total sales, operating profits and net profits. They have seen plenty of success in the last year thanks to continued interest in PSY along with the relative success of  2NE1and Taeyang during the latter half of 2013.

In first quarter 2014, YG Entertainment posted total sales revenue of approximatelyUSD$39.5 million while operating profit was approximately USD$7.4 million, with net profit being approximately USD$5.2 million. These figures are also fairly impressive when compared YOY. Total sales revenue is up 36%, operating profit is up 31% and net profit isup 33%, which means that YG Entertainment has once again beaten their own records and has posted their best ever first quarter results.


The success of “Crush” has helped YG Entertainment break their own records once again

These results were largely thanks to the success of 2NE1′s second album, “Crush,” which made up 13.5% of YG Entertainment’s total sales in first quarter 2014, bringing home approximately USD$5.35 million2NE1′s 2014 World Tour and Big Bang In Seoulconcerts also contributed positively to YG Entertainment’s first quarter results with total sales revenue of USD$4.57 million or 11.6% of total sales revenue.


YG believes that performances like YG family family tour will help to maintain their momentum

YG Entertainment also expects to continue this momentum through the rest of this year with the 2NE1 world tour concertYG family world tour, PSY’s comeback and Big Bang’s comeback all scheduled to occur throughout the rest of the year.

(omitted parts not related to YG Entertainment)

Source: Soompi

Interview: Super Junior’s Heechul Mentions Sandara Park on M&B Magazine Interview ~ It’s All in the Perspective

Kang Yong Seok Meets Kim Heechul, From Stars to Idols


After finishing your military duties, and seeing that YG has a more liberated image compared to SM, have you ever thought of moving to a different agency?

I think I’m more liberated (T/N: liberal/free-spirited) for even YG (laughs) I haven’t thought of it, I think that there’s dissatisfaction wherever company I made be, the dissatisfaction may be different for each company, but it exists all the same. For example, YG has this system wherein the YG artists only appear in only one or two broadcasts per week. In SM, artists appear in four broadcasts per week. To be honest, once or twice a week is more convenient, as it gives more time for preparation and sees to it that bodies are more comfortable. So in that aspect, I envy the YG kids. However, there was something funny that YG group, 2NE1’s Sandara Park once said to me, “Oppa, we envy the artists on SM for coming out on broadcasts a lot,” she revealed. So it made me think that it’s all about perspective.

*omitted parts not mentioning Dara or YG entertainment


Source: M&B Magazine

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News: YG Life – “2NE1 To Appear on the Final Episode of ‘America’s Next Top Model'”



(서울=연합뉴스) 이은정 기자 = YG Entertainment’s girl group 2NE1 will appear on CW TV’s “America’s Next Top Model,” reality survival program in the U.S., for its season 21 finale.

According to several media outlets and fashion industry officials on March 26, 2NE1 was reportedly invited to appear on the show’s season finale as guests. Currently, a global supermodel and the host of “America’s Next Top Model Tyra Banks, along with the show’s participants, are filming in Seoul, Korea.

One of the officials explained, “2NE1 plans to appear as guests on the show’s season finale to watch the final participants to walk on the runway near the Banpo Riverside Park on April 2,” adding, “I heard that 2NE1 was invited to the show because they are not only a leading girl group of K-Pop, but also fashionistas with great sense of fashion.

“America’s Next Top Model” is a reality survival program in which participants compete with one another until the last winner remains in order to become the next top model. In Korea, the OnStyle channel aquired copyright of the show and aired it under the title, ”Top Model Korea.”

Tyra Banks and the production staff of the show has been traveling around the world to film every season. For the show’s final season to be filmed in Korea, the OnStyle channel submitted an application to a government-funded program, ”Location Incentive,” offered by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) to make it possible.

Participants of “America’s Next Top Model” season 21 are filming five episodes in Seoul over the course of two weeks, experiencing Korean traditions and modern culture by visiting several places, such as Gyeongbok Palace, Gwanghwamun Square, Cheonggyecheon, Seoul City Hall, Gwangjang Market, Sinchon, and Dongdaemun.

Source: YG Life

News: YG Entertainment to Establish YG Land in California


YG Entertainment to Establish YG Land in California


Taking steps closer to a possible US advancement, YG Entertainment will be building ‘YG Land’ in America

On March 7, YG Entertainment stated that the agency with M+D Properties in US will establish ‘YG Land’ at The Source, a new complex that will be built in Orange County of California by 2015.

YG Land will have a recording studio, rehearsal room,, as well as an all-in-one system that will make it more convenient and efficient for concerts, promotions, productions, and more.

YG Entertainment is said to also be looking for more business opportunities to promote using a variety of mothods, such as joint planning with F&B franchises, tour package enterprises, and more.

Credits: MWave

News: [Enterbiz] YG Holds First Audition in Greater China – Enters the Market in Full For



[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 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.

Credits: YG-Life

Article: 2NE1’s Dara has Killer Abs and YG Family has Some of the Best K-Pop Bodies

2NE1 Dara Has Killer Abs & YG Family Has Some Of The Best K-Pop Bodies

Dara has amazing abs, along with Daesung and Taeyang.

2NE1 made their comeback this weekend with their All or Nothing concerts in Seoul. One of the most circulated photos from the concert has become a shot that highlights the well-defined abdominal muscles of Dara.

Dara has developed amazing abs.

2NE1 are stand outs from other female groups in K-Pop for having a public image of fitness. Even Park Bom, who is often the source of fan banter regarding her love of the highly caloric vegetable corn, can be seen displaying a toned and fit body. In an industry that emphasizes ant-waists as the standard for women, 2NE1 serve as role models for healthier life choices for their fans.

Dara performing sit-ups in February.

In the leading weeks to the All or Nothing concerts, Dara shared photos of the exercise training process to build stamina for the performances.

YG Entertainment‘s artists are often photographed in the gym by their trainer, Hwangssabu. Through his social media, Hwangssabu encourages fans of YG artists to exercise and to adhere to a proper diet.

Hwangssabu’s ‘Loneliness of Self-Discipline’ with Seungri.

Beyond 2NE1, Big Bang’s Seungri, Taeyang, and Daesung are frequently captured in the gym photos.
For their Alive comeback, the physiques of Big Bang were highlighted and often shown during the group’s stage performances.

Seungri and Daesung in ‘Fantastic Baby’.

The emphasis on fitness extends beyond the established artists to the trainees and dancers. WINNER and the trainees of Team B have already demonstrated their commitment to join the ranks of physically fit artists at YG.

While SM Entertainment may have some of the most athletically inclined artists, it is obvious that YG leads the industry in terms of overall fitness. As Dara and the other members of 2NE1 continue to transform into more fit individuals, they serve as inspiration for fans who wish to lead healthier lifestyles.

Credits: KpopStarz

News: Happy Sandara Park Shows Off YG Cafeteria Certification Shot ~ “Eat Well You Who Worked Hard!”

Happy Sandara Park Shows Off YG Cafeteria Certification Shot ~ “Eat Well You Who Worked Hard!”

eat well darong

Girl group 2NE1 member, Sandara Park, recently posted a certification shot of herself in YG Entertainment‘s cafeteria.

On the evening of January 28th, Sandara Park posted on her Twitter, Phew~ I arrived before the cafeteria closed. Today’s menu is bulgogi! Thank you for the meal. If you worked hard.. eat! along with a photo of herself.

In the picture, Sandara Park is seen standing and smiling brightly at the camera, with the cafeteria seen in the background. Sandara Park‘s radiant and happy smile drew the attention of those who saw the photo, and her tray full of food caught attention as well.

In particular, her beauty stood out even though she was wearing casual wear comprising of a t-shirt hoodie, jacket, jeans, and sneakers. Her 1:8 golden body ratio (T/N: Before you ask what the heck is a 1:8 ratio, it is Korea’s famous “Golden Ratio,” which refers to head:body ratio, where the head should be 1/8 of the body’s length. And yes, Dara has been in the news for her “body ratio” before as well, though I am not sure if she’s really a 1:8) was also apparent, showing off her superior looks.

Netizens who saw Sandara Park‘s happy photo commented with, “Sandara Park’s favorite restaurant is YG Cafeteria,” “Sandara Park’s YG Cafeteria certification shot makes me want to go there too,” “I am really wondering how delicious YG Cafeteria food is,” “Sandara Park, I really want to go eat at that cafeteria at least once,” “Dara, how does the food taste?” “Sandara Park’s cafeteria certification shot is the best,” “Sandara Park looks really happy,” “Because I keep seeing it on TV, YG’s cafeteria now looks familiar,” “YG’s cafeteria has a cozy ambiance,” “I want to eat there with Sandara Park,” “I want to go there too,” “It seems like it’s a popular place now,” “It’s not open to the public, is it?” “Sandara Park who can make a place famous just by standing there,” “Sandara’s certification shot looks so cute,” “Happy New Year!” “Suddenly this picture made me feel really hungry,” showing their various comments.

Meanwhile, Dara and the members of 2NE1 will be kicking off their second world tour “AON (All or Nothing)” in Seoul on March 1 and 2 at the Olympic Park SK Handball Stadium.


Sources: Nate 1 (the 1:8 ratio thing), and other various Nate articles (search HERE I browsed through each and every one)

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Twitter: YG Entertainment Wishes Fans a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to all of YG Family as well! Looking forward to a great 2014!


[MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!!] From: YG Family #merryXmas_ygfamily


Source: @ygent_official

Re-uploaded by: OhDara

News: YG Artists Will Not Attend MBC Gayo Daejejeon

YG Artists Will Not Attend MBC Gayo Daejejeon


Despite promoting on all three major broadcast stations, it looks like YG artists will not be attending the MBC Gayo Daejejon

On December 11, MBC stated “YG Entertainment artists will not be attending the 2013 MBC Gayo Daejejeon. As of now, we have no stages planned out for them.”

The same may go for 2013 KBS Music Festival, to be held on December 27. KBS requested YG artists to attend the music ceremony, but due to scheduling conflicts, YG Entertainment responded with an open-ended answer that it may be hard for the artists to attend, but the company is currently looking at its schedules.

So far, YG artists are only confirmed to appear at the 2013 SBS Gayo Awards, with the anticipated collaboration between 2NE1’s CL and Lee Hyori.

The SBS Gayo Awards will take place on December 29, while the 2013 MBC Gayo Daejejeon will be broadcast on December 31.

News: YG, Heavy Comeback… Relay of Strong Dominating Stages

YG, heavy comeback…relay of strong dominating stages


[OSEN=Hwang Mi-hyun] YG Entertainment‘s main singers coming out with strong distinguished performance.

YG families’ heavy singers Bigbang, 2NE1 is coming back as solos with various methods, filling the end of 2013. Especially Bigbang members are topping the sound source charts whenever each members release their solo album. TOP also announced his comeback rush with his solo song ‘DOOMDADA’ soon to be dropped on 15th.

Along with Bigbang, 2NE1 will also release their new song. Not only will they release their new song in the middle of this month but also will be taking their comeback stage in Mnet Asia’s music award. This forewarns their third homerun.

Group Bigbang and 2NE1 representing YG are steaming up the music industry. Especially, G-Dragon is garnering attention from in and out Korea. Taeyang also released his new song ‘Ringa Linga’ on 8th receiving great love with his strong performance.

2NE1 also topped on sound source charts ‘Falling in love’ and ‘Do you love me’ each released in June and August. They are already highly expected with their new album which will be released in November. The album concept is not yet exposed but their always-daring and drastic performance is expected.

After the heavy singers’ promotion, YG’s young groups will be carrying the torch. According to the related person, Lee Ha-yi, Akdong Musician, and Winer are all preparing their albums. They will be coming back to the boomed up music industry after their senior singers. Group Winner is so-called ‘Monster Rookie’ who already formed a large fandom via Mnet survival program. Lee Ha-yi and Akdong Musicians who all killed sound source charts without TV promotion are all highly anticipated.

Junior singers of YG promotion will be followed by YG’s heavy senior singer’s promotion. The promising rookies Lee Ha-yi, Akdong Musician, and Winner are all lauded by the critics. Hence, they are expected to carry the torch of their family senior singers’ ground breaking records and success.

Credits: Naver Star Cast