[NEWS] 121206 Korean K-Pop Idols JYJ Win Contract Break
Note: This is a follow-up article to another titled: K-Pop Group Under Threat also from Asia Sentinel
Korean pop group JYJ gains freedom, pointing the way for other groups
After a three-and-a-half year struggle, the phenomenally popular K-pop group JYJ has finally won its campaign to free itself from SM Entertainment, South Korea's biggest talent management company.
The settlement, in closed-door arbitration, leaves SME and other Korean impresarios facing a rear-guard action to preserve contracts made with other unwitting adolescents in their stables that usually run well beyond a decade and longer.