Read this article: http://www.allkpop.com/2012/07/court-ruling-for-jyj-vs-sm-entertainment-delayed-to-august
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JYJ’s lawsuit with SM Entertainment has been postponed to August.
If the verdict rules in favor of JYJ, how do you feel this will alter K-pop?
More so, how will this change the relationship between idols and companies?
I realize people WANT this to be a watershed moment for artists fighting against the power, and it IS in the case of JYJ against SM Entertainment, but for everybody else? Um … nah.
People in charge with continue to be in charge.
Sorry, but everybody waiting for this to be the moment that shakes the foundation of the music industry in Korea are going to be disappointed, in my opinion. The fact of the matter is that the only reason JYJ has made it out of this alive to begin with is because they’re from TVXQ, and as a result are immensely popular and are talented enough to stand on their own.
If Kara or T-ara or a group of that level gets blacklisted like JYJ did, what are the chances they thrive? Slim to none for me. And even if it was possible, who would want to go through what JYJ has gone through? If anything, JYJ is a lesson of sorts for other artists looking to leave.
Look at it this way, people have known this case was going on for years now, but what have you honestly seen change? Are companies suddenly running scared? Because I don’t see it. Hell, the T-ara scandal is a perfect example of a horrifically negative environment that existed and would continue to exist if they didn’t botch the PR after the fact.
Nothing will change unless a significant amount of idol groups can stand on their own or there ceases to be an overwhelming supply of wannabes that thus make idols dispensable to their companies. So … it won’t change.
I think legal ramifications/government oversight are likely the way to win the war, as they actually make a difference (that and money), but not this specific case.
What’s needed to make a difference are sweeping reforms to protect the idols, and even if that happens there’s nothing they can do to regulate the supply/demand aspect which will always exist in the entertainment industry. In itself, the JYJ/SM Entertainment case certainly isn’t a sweeping reform, it’s just the case of a trio against a company, and whether they win or not, it’ll just be a victory or a loss for them, not any indication of things to come.
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