Are television networks K-pop chaebol? 2013/02/04, Source,
An EP released by Park Myeong-soo, right, for his "Infinite Challenge" co-stars has prompted controversy over television networks' role in the K-pop industry. [JoongAng Ilbo]
When comedian Park Myeong-soo composed the song "Gangbuk Dandy" for his friend and "Infinite Challenge" member Jung Hyung-don, he probably wasn't expecting it to reach No. 1 on charts nationwide. He was also likely surprised by the intense backlash he faced from the high-powered Korea Entertainment Producers' Association,...More
Park is Entertainer of the Year 2012/12/30, Source, Park Myeong-soo
Comedian Park Myeong-soo called it a dream come true when he received the top entertainer award of the year from MBC over rival Yoo Jae-seok. Park, 42, won the grand prize during the 2012 MBC Entertainment Award Ceremony on Saturday, the first top award that he received from the country's major television networks since his debut two decades ago,...More
KBS' Highest-Paid Stars Revealed 2012/08/28, Source, Sin Dong-yupSin Dong-yup was the highest-paid entertainer at terrestrial network KBS last year. Sin earned a total of W609.5 million (US$1=W1,137) as presenter of "Immortal Songs 2" and host of a talk show titled "Hello Counselor", according to data submitted by KBS on Monday to Democratic United Party lawmaker Jun Byung-hun of the National Assembly's Culture, Sports, Tourism, Broadcasting and Communications Committee,...More
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