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The Staggering Cost of Debuting a K-Pop Idol Group


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If you’re hoping to be a member of an idol group one day, you’re probably dreaming of the day you get noticed, because your song will be the one that everyone loves. But nowadays in Korea, things are a lot more complicated than that. The competition is so fierce that without solid investors, you will […]

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This is why we need to support our favorite groups in anyway we can and buy albums if we are able too. Fighting iKON. ❤❤

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Some of this is bull. With the costumes, given the number of members they list and the number of performances they are saying over $1200 per outfit per member for every performance. No way that they can't wear some of the same shoes, jackets, pants, etc and if they are spending $1200 on every outfit for every member for every performance, then they are getting ripped off. Cut off school uniform with adidas, knee socks, a white shirt and tie costing $1200? no way. These are agency numbers to try and justify why they pay the idols so poorly on their first contracts.

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Some of this is bull. With the costumes, given the number of members they list and the number of performances they are saying over $1200 per outfit per member for every performance. No way that they can't wear some of the same shoes, jackets, pants, etc and if they are spending $1200 on every outfit for every member for every performance, then they are getting ripped off. Cut off school uniform with adidas, knee socks, a white shirt and tie costing $1200? no way. These are agency numbers to try and justify why they pay the idols so poorly on their first contracts.

 

That is a very good point, especially considering that many idol groups have stated how terrible the conditions were when they were trainees and some still have even today, like living with rats, going without food, having to do their own hair/makeup/etc.

I don't deny that it's expensive, but just looking at the sheer number of new groups coming out while saying "oh it costs so much" shows how money isn't a problem.

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