The Up-and-Down Story of JYP Entertainment: One of the Big Three Companies Which Focuses On Artist Attitude

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Learn More About JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment Corporation is a South Korean multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate established in 1997 by singer Park Jin-young. JYP Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea and operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management, concert production company, and music publishing house. In addition, the company operates various subsidiary ventures and divisions worldwide.

It is already well known that JYP Entertainment is one of the big three (“Big 3”) entertainment agencies in South Korea. The term “Big 3” referring to the three biggest entertainment companies in K-Pop, which are SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with everything you need to know about the up-and-down story of JYP Entertainment: one of the Big Three Companies which focuses on artists’ attitude. Let’s find out more about JYP Entertainment, home of many popular idol groups. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down this article.

Company Profile

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Name: JYP Entertainment

Native name: JYP 엔터테인먼트

Type: Public

Traded as: KRX: 035900

Industry: Entertainment Retail

Genre:

  • K-Pop
  • R&B
  • EDM
  • Trot

Founded: May 1997, 22 years ago

Founder: J. Y. Park

Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

Area served: Worldwide

Key people: Wook Jung CEO

Services:

  • Music production
  • Concert production company
  • Record distribution
  • Music publishing company
  • Artist management
  • Event management

Revenue:

  • Increase US$ 93.99 million (2017)
  • US$ 69.51 million (2016)
  • US$ 50.56 million (2015)

Net income:

  • Increase US$ 15.04 million (2017)
  • US$ 7.533 million (2016)
  • US$ 3.1 million (2015))

Owner:

  • J. Y. Park (18.72%)
  • JYP Entertainment Corporation (8.02%)
  • Korea Investment Value Asset Management Co., Ltd. (7.94%)
  • MEDIAcorp, Inc (5.09%)
  • Others (62.4%)

Number of employees: 235

Divisions:

1.Branches

  • JYP Beijing Cultural Exchange Ltd (JYPE China) has two subsidiaries: FANLING Culture Media Ltd and Beijing shisung Ent. Ltd
  • JYP Entertainment Inc [USA]
  • JYP Entertainment Japan Inc
  • JYP Entertainment Thailand Inc
  • JYP Actors
  • JYP Pictures, it has two division: JYP Pictures co., Ltd Korea and JYP Pictures Co., Ltd China
  • JYP Entertainment Hong Kong Limited.
  • JYP Foods InC: JYP Foods Inc.
  • JYP Publishing CORP

2. Sub-labels

  • Studio J
  • AQ Entertainment
  • J. Tune Entertainment

Website: www.jype.com

Story of Park Jin-young Establish JYP

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In 1997, JYP Entertainment was founded by South Korean singer-songwriter J. Y. Park as Tae-Hong Planning Corporation, which eventually changed to JYP Entertainment in 2001. In 1997, the company signed its first artist, female solo artist, Pearl. In 1999, SidusHQ introduced singer-songwriter and JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young as their producer and mentor.

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In December 2000, JYP Entertainment recruits Rain as a trainee, who two years later debuted as a singer. He was the first Korean Global solo artist that expanded outside of South Korea and became successful worldwide. Then, Rain built a subsidiary label named J. Tune Entertainment. On December 27th, 2002, JYP company’s first boy group, a four-member vocal-oriented group Noel debuted, but they failed to get the public’s attention. In 2003 and in 2004, JYP shifted its focus to the duo brothers One Two. Then the boy band g.o.d. signed a contract with JYP Entertainment after their contract with Sidus HQ ended. g.o.d has gotten four Grand Prizes for Best K-Pop Group Artists.

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In May 2006, JYP successfully debuted its first girl group, Wonder Girls. Then in 2008, JYP created the competitive reality series Hot Blood Men to debuted a new boy group. The winning group, One Day, was later split into two boy bands, 2PM and vocal group 2AM. The two groups debuted in the same year. JYP Entertainment and Big Hit Entertainment jointly contracted to promote 2AM’s activities. In 2010, JYP Entertainment acquired J. Tune Entertainment, the agency that belonged to Rain. In 2010 JYP also successfully debuted another new girl group Miss A with their debut song “Good Girl, Bad Girl.”

Inside Company Building

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JYP Entertainment’s agency’s new building is now located in Sungnae-dong, near the Olympic Park. Earlier, the old location was in the Gangnam region. There were other artist agencies such as SM Entertainment, Big Hit Entertainment, and FNC Entertainment. JYP Entertainment’s new building includes an organic cafe, an organic dinner, and it is also equipped with its own source of oxygen tank for certain rooms as well. The elevator is also reported to be environmental friendly as well.

List of Past and Current Artists Within The Company

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All of the artists under JYP Entertainment are collectively known as JYP Nation.

Current Artists

Recording Artists:

  1. Groups
  • 2PM
  • JJ Project
  • Got7
  • Twice
  • Stray Kids
  • Itzy

2. Subunits

  • Jus2
  • 3Racha

3. Solo Artists

  • J. Y. Park
  • Yubin
  • Jang Wooyoung (2PM)
  • Jun. K (2PM)
  • Lee Junho (2PM)
  • Hwang Chansung (2PM)
  • Nichkhun (2PM)
  • Jackson Wang (Got7)

Independent Artists:

  1. Studio J
  • Bands: Day6
  • Solo Artists: Nakjoon

2. New Creative Content Entertainment

  • Boy Story

3. FANLING Culture Media Ltd.

  • Yao Chen

4. JYPE Japan Inc

  • NiziProject

Creators:

  1. Producers:
  • J. Y. Park “The Asiansoul”
  • Armadillo
  • Frants
  • Hong Ji-sang
  • Dr.JO
  • Honey Pot
    • Cho Hyun-kyung
    • Park Yong-woon
  • Joohyo
  • Toyo
  • Woo Rhee (Rainstone)
  • Tigersoul
  • Garden
  • Jamie
  • Lee Hae Sol
  • Kim Mong E
  • Versachoi
  • HotSauce
    • Yang Jeong-sik
    • Lee Dal
  • Kobee
  • Jowul of Princess Disease
  • Kim Seung-soo
  • Min Lee (collapsedone)
  • Noday
  • Paul Thompson (Marz)
  • Ragoon IM
  • Sim Eun-jee
  • Song Ji-wook
  • Raphael
  • Tommy Park
  • Jun.K
  • Junho
  • Wooyoung
  • CB97 (Bang Chan)
  • SPEARB (Seo Chang-bin)
  • J.ONE (Han Ji-sung)

2. Singer-songwriters:

  • Jun.K
  • Junho
  • Nichkhun
  • Wooyoung
  • Chansung
  • Defsoul (JB)
  • Jackson
  • Jinyoung
  • Ars (Choi Young-jae)
  • BamBam
  • Yugyeom
  • Mark
  • Yubin
  • Hyerim
  • Young K
  • Jae
  • Sungjin
  • Wonpil
  • Dowoon
  • Nayeon
  • Jeongyeon
  • Momo
  • Sana
  • Jihyo
  • Mina
  • Dahyun
  • Chaeyoung
  • Tzuyu
  • CB97 (Bang Chan)
  • SPEARB (Seo Chang-bin)
  • J.ONE (Han Ji-sung)
  • Lee Know
  • Hyunjin
  • Felix
  • Seungmin
  • I.N

3. Choreographers:

  • Jonte’ Moaning
  • Lia Kim
  • hyojin-lee-yong
  • Park Nam-yong
  • Tomoya Minase
  • WooNg (Kim Hyung-woong)

Past or Former Artists

  1. Former musicians:
  • Pearl (1997–2000)
  • Noel (2002–2007)
  • Park Ji-yoon (2000–2003)
  • g.o.d (2004–2006)
    • Kim Tae-woo (1998–2006)
    • Son Ho-young (2003–2006)
    • Joon Park (2003–2006)
  • Byul (2002–2006)
  • Rain (2002–2007)
  • Lim Jeong-hee (2005–2012)
  • San E (2010–2013)
  • Joo (2008–2015)
  • Im Jun-hyeok Day6 (2015–2016)
  • Miss A (2010–2017)
    • Jia (2010–2016)
    • Min (2010–2017)
    • Fei (2010–2018)
    • Suzy (2010–2019)
  • Wonder Girls (2007–2017)
    • Hyuna (2006–2008)
    • Sohee (2006–2013)
    • Sunye (2006–2015)
    • Sunmi (2006–2017)
    • Yeeun (2006–2017)
  • G.Soul (2015–2017)
  • 2AM (2008–2010, 2014–2017)
    • Lee Chang-min (2008–2010, 2014–2015)
    • Jeong Jinwoon (2008–2010, 2014–2015)
    • Lim Seul-ong (2008–2010, 2014–2015)
    • Jo Kwon (2008–2010, 2014–2017)
  • 2PM
    • Jay Park (2008–2010)
    • Ok Taec-yeon (2008–2017)
  • Jeon Somi (2017–2018)
  • 15& (2012–2019)
    • Park Jimin (2012–2019)
    • Baek Yerin(2012–2019)
  • Baek A Yeon (2012–2019)
  • Stray Kids
    • Woojin (2017–2019)

2. Former actors and actresses:

  • Choi Woo-shik (2012–2018)
  • Jang Dong-ju
  • Jang Hee-ryung
  • Jo Yi-hyun
  • Jung Gun-joo
  • Kang Yoon-je
  • Kim Ha-eun (2007–2008)
  • Kim Ji-min
  • Kim Jong-mun
  • Kim Ye-won (2015–2018)
  • Kim Yu-an
  • Lee Gi-hyuk
  • Lee Ji-hyun
  • Lee Jung-jin (2012–2016)
  • Min Hyo-rin (2014–2017)
  • Nam Sung-jun
  • Park Ji-bin (2015–2017)
  • Park Joo-hyung
  • Park Si-eun
  • Ryu Won
  • Song Ha-yoon (2013–2019)
  • Yeon Jung-hoon (2011)