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HYBE completes SM Entertainment acquisition, issues open letter: “This is an era of change for both companies”

SM Entertainment has yet to respond to the open letter, though it has released a video on the merits of partnering with South Korean tech company Kakao

Taeyeon, aespa and a new NCT unit to release new music in 2023, according to SM Entertainment report

A member of NCT will also be making his solo debut, while veterans SHINee will return in May

SM Entertainment CFO explains leadership’s opposition to HYBE’s “hostile takeover” of the K-pop agency

SM Entertainment CFO Jang Cheol-hyuk also claims that SM and its artists will be “deprioritised” under HYBE’s management, among other allegations, in a new video statement

SM Entertainment CEO airs suspicions that founder Lee Soo-man attempted offshore tax avoidance

In a bombshell video statement, SM CEO Chris Lee made several allegations against SM’s founder Lee Soo-man, claiming that he made demands of the label in a bid to consolidate his personal profit and control over artists

SM Entertainment CEO alleges Lee Soo-man delayed release of new aespa music with insistence on lyrics about sustainability

This was one claim among many made about SM founder Lee Soo-man by SM CEO Chris Lee in a bombshell video statement

HYBE will “ensure” SM Entertainment’s independence, CEO reportedly says

HYBE, which houses BTS, SEVENTEEN and more artists, is moving to become the largest shareholder in "Big Three" K-pop agency and industry rival SM Entertainment

EXO’s Kai to make solo comeback in March

The follow-up to 2021’s ‘Peaches’ is finally on the way

SHINee’s Key makes a comeback with intense ‘Killer’ music video

Two new B-sides have also been added to the 'Gasoline' re-release

NCT’s Taeil unveils solo song ‘Lovey Dovey’ for the soundtrack of Netflix’s ‘Love To Hate You’

It’s the NCT vocalist’s latest contribution to a K-drama soundtrack

HYBE strikes deal with SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-man to become the rival K-pop label’s biggest shareholder

It comes on the heels of HYBE America acquiring the US hip-hop label Quality Control, and Korean tech firm Kakao announcing its bid to become a major stakeholder in SM