The Korean Society Of Composers Authors And Publishers Makes Formal Opposition Against Idol Audition Shows

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The Korean Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers makes formal opposition against idol audition shows
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The Korean Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers makes formal opposition against idol audition shows

The Korean Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (KOSCAP) has issued their official opposition against idol audition shows.

Shows such as 'Produce 101' and 'The Unit' take celebrity management and production power from individual labels and gives them instead to broadcasting stations, the KOSCAP claimed. If this continues to become the popular trend, KOSCAP and many smaller labels argued that the only labels who will survive the battle will be the giant labels such as YG, JYP, and SM. The monopoly on the entertainment industry then will be handed over to a company such as CJ EM, who is already a giant company.

Music Production Companies Voice Opposition To Idol Audition Programs
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Music Production Companies Voice Opposition To Idol Audition Programs

An alliance of music production companies has voiced their opposition to idol audition programs such as Produce 101 and upcoming show The Unit.

On August 9, the Alliance of Music Producers, consisting of the Korea Management Federation, Korea Music Content Industry Association, and the Korea Entertainment Producers Association, released a public statement against idol audition programs.

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The association wrote, We oppose the advancement of broadcasting companies into the management industry through idol audition programs. First of all, major firms and broadcasting companies will become completely vertically integrated. Major firms and broadcasting companies already have a vertical structure that includes control over music distribution and sale, music production, and performances, and they have recently entered the management industry as well. This causes the entire entertainment industry to become vertically integrated and creates a structure in which fair competition is impossible. We are voicing our concerns about the sudden changes that will be brought to the music industry by the vertical integration of broadcasting companies.

Korean army votes on which female idol could survive guerrilla training
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Korean army votes on which female idol could survive guerrilla training

Korean soldiers voted Gugudans Sejeong as the top female idol who would do well in receiving guerilla training.

Guerilla training is a high-intensity training program involving tactics, strategy, and organization in warfare, and a group consisting of 1276 military personnel voted on which female idol member would do well in receiving the training.

The poll was conducted by The Korea Defense Daily, Koreas military newspaper, and almost a quarter of participants (24.8%) voted Gugudans Sejeong would do very well based on her physical strength and vibrant personality.

KBS Prepared To Launch Largest Idol Audition Program Ever
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KBS Prepared To Launch Largest Idol Audition Program Ever

Broadcasting channel KBS has announced their very own idol audition program, and its reported that it will be the largest ever.

An exclusive report detailed the formation of KBSs new idol audition program tentatively called The Final 99 Match. KBS reportedly invested at least 7 billion KRW ($6.25 million USD) for the program.

The intention of this new program is to bring to light idols who have experience in releasing an album and promoting as an idol but have not experienced the success that they dreamed of.

Watch: ASTRO Shows Off Their Variety Skills In Preview For Next Episode Of Weekly Idol
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Watch: ASTRO Shows Off Their Variety Skills In Preview For Next Episode Of Weekly Idol

ASTRO is the next group to shine in the third floor basement studio of Weekly Idol!

On June 7, the popular MBC every1 show shared a preview clip for next weeks episode, which reveals ASTRO proving their talents in variety.

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In the preview, the guys put on cool and cute acts to win the hearts of viewers while seemingly filming an advertisement for water, compete in a fitness challenge, and perform their new track Baby at double speed.