SM Entertainment Executive Producer Lee Soo-man talked about the past, present, and future of K-POP (K-pop).
Lee Soo-man appeared on the tvN current affairs culture program’Monthly Connect’, which aired on the afternoon of the 1st, and told the current situation through a non-face-to-face interview. He said, “As a producer, we are continuing to prepare songs to be released this year and rookies,” he said. “On the first day of the new year, I had a non-face-to-face online concert for free around the world. So it made more sense.”
Lee Soo-man, who was selected as the’American Variety 500′ for four years in a row, said that he felt the tremendous status of K-pop with his thanks. He added, “In the past, we went and explained and suggested, but now, seeing that we come first and contact us directly, I think that our K-pop status has increased tremendously.”
Lee Soo-man also confessed his thoughts on his critical gaze toward K-pop in the past. He said, “There was a lot of criticism not only in foreign countries but also in Korea. Still, I think I’ve come now. I thought that Korean entertainment market alone could not be an industry. I thought that in order to industrialize, I would have to create a systematic system capable of all functions. It seems that the result of systemizing casting, training, producing, and management is now. Thanks to that, we were able to have long-term plans and investments.”
In particular, Lee Soo-man cited’SNS development’ as the catalyst for K-pop globalization. Lee Soo-man said, “From 2009 to 2010, when K-pop began to be loved, the SNS platform has grown significantly. The SM YouTube channel was opened for the first time in Korea. With the development of SNS, I was able to see and watch K-pop videos anywhere in the world. As the number of them has increased tremendously, the development of SNS seems to have become a turning point (of K-pop globalization).”
On this day, Lee Soo-man said, “I started the entertainment business because I was a little bit older.”
In particular, Lee Soo-man confessed honestly, “Park Jin-young also makes a great singer named Rain, but it rained and told Park Jin-young that he was’brother’, so he was envious.”
Lee Soo-man said, “Because I’m old, my artists don’t say that they’re older brothers. Even from Yunho Yunho, he said, “Father!” “Father seems to be an honorable and respected title, but he is very old. It seems to convey the message, “It’s not our generation.”
He said, “Because I’m old, I think I need to communicate with the younger generation. That’s why I have a Halloween party and I try to have fun and communication time.”
Source: HuffPost South Korea – Athena by www.huffingtonpost.kr.
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