Director of the musical ‘Mozart!’ Yoo Hee Sung about the JYJ fandom in Korea (via @he2sung): The new paradigm of fandom culture~~^^ JYJ, I support the passion of the youth that support the youth(JYJ).
Kim Ji Won, CEO of Theatro, in charge of distributing ‘Mozart! (via @sophykimm): The new evolution of great fandom culture! JYJ, I’ll suport your passion as well.
Kim Junsu’s perfrmances of the musical ‘Tears of Heaven’ were sold out in record time.
The last round of reservations were on the 31st at 11am, and all seats were sold out for Kim Junsu’s performances in 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This is a new record for musical ticket reservations.
As there were not many seats available (4500 seats) in this third and final round and as there were around 30,000 domestic hopefuls, with an addition of fans overseas, the reservations were expected to be a ‘ticket battle’ fiercer than any other.
The first round of reservations of 10,000 seats was sold out in 5 minutes and the second round of 13,000 seats was sold out in 3 minutes and 30 seconds. In this third round, 4,500 seats were sold out in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Kim Junsu set the record of selling out all 17 of his ‘Tears of Heaven’ performances of 27,500 seats.
The production company of ‘HanBanDo (The Korean Peninsula)’ released a statement regarding the rumors of Jang Dong Gun, Ha Ji Won and Kim Jaejoong starring in the new drama.
During a phone conversation on the 31th with Sports Today, a representative of the drama stated, “We heard of the news through online articles, but we’re still in discussion regarding the cast list and nothing has been confirmed yet.”
This representative also added that, “These actors know that they are being discussed for the respective roles. We think reporters chose a select few of all those being discussed to report,” and “We don’t know what to do because these reporters wrote articles that made it sound like actors are confirmed to appear when they’re not.”
MBC’s ‘Sisa Magazine 2580′ released a report on the dispute between idols and their entertainment agencies but has fallen under a concentrated attack by JYJ fans. These fans of JYJ claim that the program was adjusted with a strong bias towards the entertainment agencies before it was aired.
On the 30th, ‘Sisa Magazine 2580′ aired an in depth report on the disputes between idols and their entertainment agencies as Kara’s proclamation to end their contract with their agency has brought up the controversy once more. The episode had garnered great attention before it aired for it was known that it would deal with JYJ’s situation as well, as they have been unable to appear on broadcasting channels due to their legal dispute after the disbandment of TVXQ.
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At January 30th broadcast of MBC ‘News Magazine 2580′, the main topic surfaced was titled ‘JYJ and Kara, why are they?’, the topic focused and brought in recent ‘KARA situation’ and JYJ conflict with their former agency SM Entertainment in the spotlight.
JYJ Kim Junsu said, “We can not do our activities is a strange thing. As a Korean singer in South Korea yet being so difficult to stand on stage, this is the most unfortunate thing as a singer.”
Kim Junsu also added, “In my opinion, a Korean entertainment industry where artists can have equal relations (with their agency) and also be able to sing and dance seems to be what everyone in entertainment industry want.”
JYJ Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoong, and Park Yoochun applied provisional injunction against former agency SM Entertainment in 2009, and afterward they started to do activities under name JYJ.
With the recent news of KARA’s contract negotiations, and JYJ’s “Music Essay” reaching #1, the debate between management companies and artists has once again become a hot topic, and this time both sides are speaking out.
Featured in a segment called, “JYJ and KARA, why did they do it?”, on MBC’s “News Magazine 2580” (시사매거진 2580), representatives from both sides spoke out, and Junsu and Yoochun themselves discussed their controversial decision and artists’ rights.
For one of the first times, Park Yoochun confessed that he fully knew that he “might never be able to be a star again” when he decided to leave SM Entertainment, but even with this realization, he still needed to “find happiness and leave.”
Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoong, and Park Yoochun left their band, DBSK, and management group, SM Entertainment, in July of 2009, citing differences in regards to the length and terms of contract. The best known of these claims is SM Entertainment’s lack of transparency regarding group finances, and that the 13 year term of contract was far too long. However, the boys’ decision to leave and regroup as JYJ has not been a walk in the park, especially with them facing an unstated ban from popular music programs (SBS Inkigayo, MBC Music Core, and KBS Music Bank all declined to give statements or explanations).
Regarding this, Junsu said, “I think that it is very weird that we cannot appear on broadcast television. I learned that it truly is difficult for a Korean singer to perform on a stage, and it is what I resent most.”