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BTS renews contract with Big Hit Entertainment

Hong Dam-young

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

| Thu, October 18, 2018 | 02:08 pm
BTS renews contract with Big Hit Entertainment

BTS recently held a show in Berlin, the third stop in the European leg of its “Love Yourself” world tour, following events in the UK and the Netherlands. (Big Hit Entertainment/File)

Here’s good news for BTS fans: The K-pop heavyweight group has inked a deal to work with its agency for another seven years. 

Representing the act, Big Hit Entertainment said Thursday that it had signed a seven-year contract with all seven bandmates of BTS out of “deep trust and affection.”

In its sixth year now, BTS still has over one year left in its first deal -- seven-year contracts have become the standard in K-pop -- but both sides decided to seal the deal early, which the agency explained is a situation that would only apply to very few worldwide stars. 

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“It is our philosophy that we should offer top-notch treatment to the artists who are yielding the best outcomes all over the world. After much discussion with the seven members of BTS, we decided to renew the contract for more stable and longstanding activities. We will give our more systemized full support and investment to the group, while reinforcing BTS’ exclusive task force that consists of over hundred staff,” said the agency in an official statement. 

BTS commented, “We respect our mentor Bang Si-hyuk, who has provided vision for the future since our debut and made us realize how to view music and the world. We will do our best to show better sides of ourselves to fans all over the world with Big Hit, which has been providing us full support.” 

BTS recently held a show in Berlin, the third stop in the European leg of its “Love Yourself” world tour, following events in the UK and the Netherlands. BTS will perform in Paris over the weekend.

This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
 
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