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SM Entertainment Abuse

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wendy kha

on 29 April 2015

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Birth name:
Jessica Sooyoun Jung, a.k.a Jung Soo-yeon
English translaiton:
Jessica Jung

Former Member From Girls Generation
Left: September 30, 2014
Birth name
: Li Jaiheng later changed to Wu Yifan
English translation to:
Kevin Wu, members call him Kris
Former member of EXO
Left: May 15, 2014
SM Entertainment utilizes these singers to produce money for their company, and doesn't treat the singers well.
The total income that they give the singers is about $400 per month, their schedule is also set in advance regardless of the singers health.
SM Entertainment
Girls' Generation
Super Junior
Birth name
: Han Jae-joon
English translation
: Jae-joong Kim
Former member of TVXQ
Left: July, 2009

Red Velvet
Birth name
: 김Kim Junsu
English Translation
Junsu Kim
Former member of TVXQ
Left: July, 2009

Birth name
: Park Yoo-chun
English Translation
: Yoo-chun Mickey
Former member of TVXQ
Left: July, 2009
Birth name
: Hán Gēng
English Translation
: Han Geng
Former member of Super Junior
Left: December 21, 2008

How Does This Relate To The World?
South Korea
Possible Solutions
The Government should make laws to prevent employers from overworking the employee and also have available health plans included with their contract.
The wages of the idols should correspond with the amount of work they do instead of a set amount each month.
Issues of Overworking

Overwork affects the physical and psychological health of the idols. But it does more than this when the effects spill out of the workplace and negatively affect members’ family lives. The cumulative effects of overwork can be devastating.

Burnout (including exhaustion and fatigue).
Musculoskeletal injuries.
Depression and anxiety.
Family conflict.
Gastrointestinal disorders.
Increased exposure to health and safety hazards such as noise. temperature extremes and hazardous substances.
Karoshi (death from overwork).
Major outcomes of overwork can be grouped under the following headings:
In your life, have you ever felt a time where you were treated so unfairly, that it pushed you to the point where you wanted to quit?
K-Pop Culture
The Three Biggest Entertainment Companies
YG Entertainment
Founded by Lee Soo-man.

Operates a record label, talent agency, travel agency, film production company, music production company, event management and concert production firm as well as a music publishing house.

In 2012, the market capitalization of SM reached ₩1.38 trillion (US$1.24 billion)

Famous for powerful dance move
Founded by Park Jin-young based in Seoul, South Korea.

Operates the same kind of business as SM.

JYP Entertainment has been the home of artists like Park Ji-yoon, god, and Rain. The label's current roster of recording artists includes the Miss A, Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, Baek A-yeon, 15&, JJ Project, Sunmi, Got7, HA:TFELT, Bernard Park and G.Soul

Famous for nice melody and rhythm
JYP Family
Founded by Yang Hyun-suk

Operate the same kind of business as SM

Once the home of hip-hop groups Jinusean and 1TYM, its current roster of recording artists are known to be some of the biggest K-pop acts to gain international fame, especially BIGBANG, 2NE1, and PSY. In terms of revenue contribution, Big Bang is the company's biggest act.
Do you guys like K-Pop?

Profit on Operation : 69.7 Billion won in 2012
Profit on Operation: 26.4 Billion won
Lee hayi
Let's guess their income
$100,000? $1,000,000
In 2013, the average income of K-Pop idol was only $43,000!!
AOA reveals they've been paid $0 since debut
5:00 am – 7:00 am: Wake up, eat breakfast, take a shower, go to the studio
7:00 am – 9:00 am: Study for home school classes (basic subjects like math, history, etc)
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Study foreign language class (English, Chinese, Japanese, etc)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Go over production notes with managers or go to the gym
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Song rehearsal. The group sings together
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Dance practice
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: More song rehearsal. Practice solo parts, such as ballads or rapping
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Meeting with the director, choreographers, writers, and staff
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: “How to act around the media” class
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Go over lyrics, any new changes
9:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Dinner
10:00 pm – 12:00 am: Dance with singing practice
12:00 am – 1:00 am: Final rehearsal with an overview of tomorrow’s plan

Schedule not during come back season

Among so many entertainment company in
South Korea, SM has the worst reputation
of treating their artists.

The idols that list next all suited SM because its unfair income distribution.
Many idols fainted on the stage
because of overworking.
Birth Name
: Lù Hán
English translation
: Luhan
Former member of EXO
Left: October 10, 2014
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