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[4/1 Update] Added J.Tune Entertainment
Sorry I havn't made very many updates on here lately...

It's cause the topic died and so I assumed people were no longer interested.

I've noticed that a lot of the discussions in the different entertainment company topics are discussions about auditioning in general rather than on the entertainment companies ...

So I decided to make this topic with an overview of entertainment company's in Korea and also,

just for everyone to be able to help eachother out ^^

Um.. well I'll just start off with several entertainment companies...

If you know of any others, just let me know and give me the address to their main website

Also, sorry but I'm too lazy to translate all the info on every site by myself so I just did it for the big ones...

101 Entertainment

[Current/Previous: KimJongGook, HanGaIn, BackHyunSeo, JJ, KimTaeHoon, JiSunMin, LimChangGyu]

Main Audition Website

The APPLICATION

Application Translation

Must be 18-24 years old.

For song writers: lyrics, profile, contact information

For composers: demo cd with sheet music, profile, contact information

For singers: demo cd and/or video tape, pictures, contact information

For actors: demo dialog, pictures, video tape, profile, contact information

Brother's Entertainment

[Previous: Brian Joo (Fly to the Sky), Tony An (HOT), ShinHyeSung & Andy Lee (Shinhwa), YooSeungJoon, Danny & Teddy (1TYM), Micky YooChun (TVXQ), etc.]

Main Audition Website

The APPLICATION

More details at the website, it's all in English...

CJ Media Line

[Current/Previous: ChaeYeon, CLON, LeeJung , OhSeJun, WonWoo, KimHyunJung, ShinSeungHoon, KimKunMo, Noise, ParkMiKyung, HongKyungMin, etc]

Main Audition Website (cyworld)

Soompi Cj Media Line Thread

DoReMi

[Current/Previous: Jessica H.O, LeeHyunSuk, Drunken Tiger, etc.]

Main Audition Website

The APPLICATION

Application Translation

DSP Entertainment

[Current/Previous: SechKies, FIN.K.L, Click-B, OakJooHyun, 2Shai, LeeHyoRi, SS501]

All auditions through their Main Audition Website

The APPLICATION is that site itself.

Application Translation

Unfortunately it is all in Korean and their English site is still in the making...

I'm not sure if they will accept applications from foreigners.

Fantom Entertainment

[Current/Previous: MC KangHoDong, MC ParkKyungRim, SohEugene, ShinJungHwan, IVY, HanHyoJoo, HwangBoRa, MC Mong]

Fly21 Entertainment

[Current/Previous: KilGun, IRIS, etc.]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

Good Entertainment Media Group

[Current/Previous: Shinhwa, Lyn, Battle, etc.]

Main Audition Website

H2 Entertainment

[Current/Previous: Byul, KanMiYoun, KimLeeNa, LeeEunJung]

Main Audition Website

IBP Entertainment

[Current/Previous: STORM, RGB]

Main Audition Website

Email: audition@ibpkr.com

J.Tune Entertainment

[Current: Jung JiHoon (Rain) & Kim KwangMin]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

Age Limit:

Must be born after March 1, 1985

WHAT TO PREPARE:

- Singers: At least 2 songs (Open Audition: Bring instrumental | Mail/E-mail Audition: Either a CD or music files)

- Performance: At least 2 songs (Open Audition: Bring instrumental | Mail/E-mail Audition: Include video recording)

- Actors: Open Auditions: 2 different monologues (1 minute each) | Mail/E-Mail Auditions: Include video recording

Ways to Audition:

1. OPEN AUDITION

When: 2:00PM Every 1st & 3rd Sunday [1:30-5PM]

Where: J.Tune Practicing Room

[Directions on the Audition Website]

* Bring a copy of your application form.

ALL ACCEPTED AUDITIONERS WILL BE NOTIFIED 2 WEEKS AFTER AUDITIONING.

They will not contact those who are not accepted.

2. MAIL AUDITION

Mail to:

서울시 강남구 청담동 89-8번지 3층 (우편번호: 135-100)

(Sorry, I don't know how to translate that...)

ALL ACCEPTED AUDITIONERS WILL BE NOTIFIED 2 WEEKS AFTER AUDITIONING.

They will not contact those who are not accepted.

3. E-MAIL AUDITION

Email to: audition@jtune.co.kr

ALL ACCEPTED AUDITIONERS WILL BE NOTIFIED 2 WEEKS AFTER AUDITIONING.

They will not contact those who are not accepted.

JYP Entertainment

[Current/Previous: ParkJinYoung, Bi, Noel, Byul, Wonder Girls, LimJeoungHee, g.o.d, etc.]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

Ways to Audition:

1. OPEN AUDITION

When: 2:00PM Every 1st & 3rd Sunday (doors open at 1:30PM)

Where: JYP Center Practicing Room 123-50

CheongDam-Dong, KangNam-Ku

Seoul, 135-100, Korea

Bring the online application form

2. MAIL AUDITION

Mail to:

Artist Training & Development Team

P.O. Box 25

Seoul Yong-Dong Post Office

NonHyun-Dong, GangNam-Gu

Seoul, 135-660, Korea

Include:

- Online application

- CD, TAPE, or other film materials

- Pictures

3. EMAIL AUDITION

Email to: audition@jype.com

Include:

- Online application

- Photos

4. ONLINE AUDITION

Register and apply for audition at www.jype.com/audition.club

LOBE Entertainment

[Current/Previous: SonHoYoung, JangGeunSuk, SuhJiYoung, LeeHyukWoo, BackMinJi, SongJungMin, Tim]

The APPLICATION

Application Translation

OrangeShock

[Current/Previous: Wheesung]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

Email: audition@orangeshock.co.kr

PAN Entertainment

[Current/Previous: LeeJungHyun, PSY, D.BACE, SuhJinYoung, LeeEhRan, etc.]

Main Audition Website

The APPLICATION

Application Translation

Sidus HQ Total Entertainment

[Current/Previous: KimSunAh, KimSungSu, ParkSooJin, SungDongIl, Danny Ahn, JunDoYeon, ChoInSung, ChoHyungKi, HanGoEun, etc.]

Email: audition@sidusHQ.com

Sim Entertainment

[Current/Previous: UmJungHwa, LimJungEun, etc.]

SM Entertainment

[Current/Previous: HOT, SES, BoA, TVXQ, TSZX, TRAX, Kangta & Vanness, S, ZhangRiYin, Isak N Jyeon, Super Junior, Fly to the Sky, Shinhwa, HeeJun, etc.]

Main Audition Website

Ways to Audition:

1. OPEN AUDITION

When: 3:00PM Every Saturday

Where: SM Entertainment Korea

(Go to the audition site for directions)

What to prepare:

- For Singers- An unaccompanied song

- For Actors or Actresses- Improvised act, prepare the own script, etc.

- For Gagmen or Comedian- Free-style speech, mime, etc.

- For Others- Models(prepare the Walking or Pose), MC/VJ(Free-style)

- For Song Writers and Composers- Lyrics, Demo CD, etc.

2. EMAIL AUDITION

Email to: smaudition@smtown.com

Include:

- Name, Age, School, Current School Year, Email Address, Home Address, Home & Cell Number, Height, Weight, etc.

- What is your specialty?

- Scanned photographs (no cell phone pictures, photoshopped pictures, etc.)

- OPTIONAL video of your specialty (include as a file)

* if you are a composer or song writer include lyrics

* for composition or arrangement, send file as mp3, asf, wav, or etc

3. MAIL AUDITION

Mail to: Audition (Casting Team)

521 Apgujung 2Dong

KangNam-Gu, Seoul, Korea

Include: Same as Email Audition

4. THROUGH RECOMMENDATION

Mail to: Same as Mail Audition

Include:

- Contact address of the person you are recommending

- Profile of the person you're recommending (Same general info as the Email Audition)

- Brief explanation as to why you recommend that person

- If you have a video file of that person, include it.

ANY QUESTIONS? EMAIL smaudition@smtown.com

Sponge Entertainment

[Current/Previous: JangWooHyuk, JungJaeWook, LimHyunJung, Howl, SimTaeYoon, J, JangSukHyun]

Main Audition Website

STAM Entertainment

[Current/Previous: YoonJiHoo, Younha, etc.]

Email: casting@stam.co.kr

Star M Entertainment

[Current/Previous: JangDongGun, HyunBin, ShinMinAh, etc.]

Main Audition Website

TN Entertainment

[Current/Previous: Tony An, KimInSuk, SuhKyungSuk, LeeHweeJae, JungRyuhWon, JungHyunDo, ChoHyeRyun]

Main Audition Website

The APPLICATION

Trifecta Entertainment

[Current/Previous: KOYOTE, Typhoon, YuRiSangJa, UmJungHwa, Tutti, KwonSangWoo, LeeDongGun, KangJungHwa, etc.]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

TY Entertainment

[Current: TYKEYS]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

Woollim Entertainment

[Current/Previous: Epik High, Nell, WooSoo]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

YAMAZONE Entertainment

Main Audition Website

Application Translation

YG Entertainment

[Current/Previous: YangGoon, JinuSean, Big Bang, 1TYM, Gummy, Lexy, Masta Wu, MooGaDang, Perry, SE7EN, Stony Skunk, 45RPM, Big Mama]

Main Audition Website

Download the APPLICATION

Application Translation

What to include in your application:

- Application

- 2 Photographs (Head Shot & Full Body Shot) (Minimum 4"x6" size)

- Demo CD or Cassette (Minimum 2 songs)

- OPTIONAL Video (VHS, DVD, or Video File on CD)

Mail to:

오ë””션 담당자 앞

서울시 마포구 상수동 349-10 호성빌딩 4층

OR

YG Audition

HoSung Bldg. 4F 349-10

SangSu-Dong, Mapo-Ku

Seoul, 121-829, Korea

Tips for Auditioning in General

(In no particular order)

1. Be Yourself!

2. Dress Appropriately in your video clips.. don't just roll out of bed and film it...

3. Smile :D

4. Know about the company you are auditioning for (i.e., their style of music, who their artists are, etc.)

5. Be Confident

6. PRACTICE makes PERFECT!

7. Project, don't make them have to struggle to hear you, but don't sing so loud that you go off pitch.

8. Pick a song that fits your voice and style. Don't just pick a song because you like it, make sure you sound good singing it. Especially if the song is from a singer from that company.

9. Posture! Don't slouch in your videos!

10. Avoid singing songs with long instrumentals

11. Good Quality: mic, video etc

12. Sing everyday... it will keep your voice healthy and strong.. unless you are sick

13. Sing a song that people are familiar with. MANY different people are going to be reviewing your audition, therefore, pick a song that most people will recognize.

14. Be professional. When writing anything in the application forms don't write with slang... basically take the audition seriously...

15. Don't wear too much makeup in your photos. Make sure if you wear any makeup that it looks natural

16. Pick or sing a section of a song that has a wide range (medium - low to medium high). Do songs you are REALLY confident in. You want to sing a song you are sure you can squarely get each note well. Not one where you are 50 50 on a certain high note in that song. [refer to #8]

17. Record/rehearse your singing. Evaluate and fine tune your singing in relations to how your recordings sound like and not how you sound to yourself! What you hear when you sing is not the same of what the audience hear. Internal resonance (hearing youself sing - ear to head) is different to what is presented outside to the real-world (audience).

Additional Tips for Live Auditions

1) Room temperature water is good, (ie, bring a hot water thermostat and cold water).

2) Vocal warmups are crucial. You don't see athletes doing a 100m just like that without warmups. Lip bubbles/tongue trills are enough for 5 mins or so. Body warmups are good too if possible.

3) Always bring mint.

4) Don't intake dairy products, dry chilli or other hot substances prior to performing.

5) Walk in to your audition like a winner, walk out like one regardless if you made it or not(not literally, just be confident). Smile. I don't know about Korean audition environment, but normally, the first step through that door to your (panel of) judges, that confident smile might put a good impression on judges!

6) Be yourself.

7) Don't shout too much the day before.

8) Don't talk too much prior to performing.

9) Plenty of sleep is crucial.

10) If the audition waiting room is cold, and you got nothing to do hum lightly! Keep blood flowing in your vocal folds!

11) Know your lyrics! And bring your lyrics sheet on the day. You'd probably forget the lyrics prior to performance due to nervousness.

12) Take criticism positively. It always helps to improve.

13) Don't ever apologize for anything after the audition

14) Don't ask the "judges" when call backs are or if you are going to be called back.

Additional Links

Links to Soompi Forums on Each Specific Company

Mr. Gary Boone (Brother's Entertainment President)'s Message to Soompiers

Think of more and I'll add it ^^

Any more ideas? For what I can put on here?

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Wow great idea! I love how all the information is in just one thread ^^ Makes it a lot easier to find information =)

I know your only half way through so I won't post up the companies I know until you finish because you might add them in ^^

One again, great idea ^^

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Oh! This thread rocks.

(Didnt I see one thread like this before somewhere. 0-0)

But anyways!

Thanks for sharing this!

*bookmarks*

Maybe you saw it at the YGBB Forum but on there I didn't include all the other companies because no one really seemed interested...

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Nicely done. I'm sure this'll be a huge help for those planning on auditioning. ^_^

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Here are some that you haven't included yet

Woollim Entertainment

[Current/Previous: Epik High, Nell, WooSoo]

Main Audition Website

DoReMi

[Current/Previous: Jessica H.O, LeeHyunSuk think Sg Wannbe and Mondai Kizz? not sure about them]

Main Audition Website

H2 Entertainment

[Current/Previous: Star, Kan MiYoun]

Main Audition Website

Trifecta

[Current/Previous: KOYOTE, Typhoon, Kwon SangWoo, Lee YeWon]

Main Audition Website

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Here are some that you haven't included yet

Woollim Entertainment

[Current/Previous: Epik High, Nell, WooSoo]

Main Audition Website

DoReMi

[Current/Previous: Jessica H.O, LeeHyunSuk think Sg Wannbe and Mondai Kizz? not sure about them]

Main Audition Website

H2 Entertainment

[Current/Previous: Star, Kan MiYoun]

Main Audition Website

Trifecta

[Current/Previous: KOYOTE, Typhoon, Kwon SangWoo, Lee YeWon]

Main Audition Website

Thanks.. I just added them...

If only I can understand those Audition forms. XD

Gotta ask for translations first...

I'll find a way to understand those.

I'll try to add translations for those forms but I probably won't be able to get them up for a while...

I have a gazillion papers and exams this week...

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Extra tips that I can think off for LIVE singing auditions, upto you if you want to put them up or whatever you agree with:

1) Room temperature water is good, (ie, bring a hot water thermostat and cold water).

2) Vocal warmups are crucial in my opinion. You don't see athletes doing a 100m just like that without warmups. Lip bubbles/tongue trills are enough for 5 mins or so. Body warmups are good too if possible.

3) I read this on singing sites (quite a few), always bring mint.

4) Don't intake dairy products, dry chilli or other hot substances prior to performing.

5) Walk in to your audition like a winner, walk out like one regardless if you made it or not(not literally, just be confident). Smile. I don't know about Korean audition environment, but normally, the first step through that door to your (panel of) judges, that confident smile might put a good impression on judges!

6) Be yourself.

7) Don't shout too much the day before.

8) Don't talk too much prior to performing.

9) Plenty of sleep is crucial from what I've read and I'm sure you singers have experienced.

10) If the audition waiting room is cold, and you got nothing to do hum lightly! Keep blood flowing in your vocal folds!

11) Know your lyrics! And bring your lyrics sheet on the day. You'd probably forget the lyrics prior to performance due to nervousness.

My own tip, pick or sing a section of a song that has a wide range (medium - low to medium high). Do songs you are confident on (like really confident). You want to sing a song you are sure you can squarely get each note well. Not one where you are 50 50 on a certain high note in that song.

Just trying to be helpful to those excited/interested in auditioning, this post wasn't to boast myself or anything (to which I think some certain other member(s) here think I tend/like to do).

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