Thursday, September 03, 2009

[Lawsuit] DBSK`s Activities in Japan is About 1.5 Billion

In regards to the long term contract and undisclosed earning percentage split problem, it had created an unfair contract. Tohoshinki’s 3 members finally decided to go through court to resolve this dispute with their agency SM Entertainment.

Recently, the 3 members of Tohoshinki had requested to have their earning percentage split in Japan’s documents without taking in much consideration.

It is said that Tohoshinki had debuted in Japan in 2005 and till now, 4 years had passed and each member's earning in these 4 years could only reach about 1.5 billion. This is the first time that Tohoshinki’s earnings from their daily activities in Japan have been revealed.

Representatives had too expressed that SM JAPAN is a company that SM KOREA has 90% control over, and because of the matter over in SM Korea, it is said that it makes one suspricious of how SM Korea manages to pay for SM Japan too.

The members are rather confused over the whole percentage split earning because they have yet to see the whole real contract, according to SM in May revealed their financial status, SM Japan belongs around 93.5% to them. In regard to this matter, the public have raised questions.

Korean art schools professor, Lee Dong Ting said “Because of Tohoshinki’s activities in Japan, it had created a problem in percentage splitting. According to Tohoshinki’s agency, SM Japan and Avex would like to take in 50-50 of the earnings then between SM & SM Japan, another 50-50 in earning’s and in truth, Tohoshinki actually received only 1/4 of the earnings during these activities.

With an agenda of “Through Tohoshinki you could see that the companies system is full of problems and solutions were made,” Professor Lee also pointed out “SM JAPAN and SM been seen as 1 company is okay, therefore this kind of split for earning’s can bee seen as a dirty hand trick.” Professor Lee then said “The total amount that Tohoshinki is getting, being an artist and enjoying their reputation along with SM’s way of making use of the money in the name of ‘because it’s business’ (IE. Saying they need to pay their stylists etc) is not tallying with the reality calculation.”

Source: hohobbs
Translation: mel @
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1 comment:

Jeesoo Lim said...

Hi, here. There is quite a big mistake in this translation. The amount is 1억5000만 Won which is actually 150 Million Won, NOT 1.5 billion Won (1억5000만=150,000,000). They actually earn 10 times less than what this translation states.
Also, it says "Tohoshinki actually received only 1/4 of the earnings during these activities." This is not true. In the original article in Korean (which I re-translated for TS) it states that TVXQ receive [b]only a small portion[/b] of the 1/4 of the earnings, not ALL of the 1/4 of the earnings. 1/4 of the earnings is what SM Entertainment and SM Japan each get while Avex gets 1/2 of all the earnings of TVXQ.

Just thought I should clarify so there are no misunderstandings :)

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