If you’ve been following the K-pop industry, you know that there are many different K-pop entertainment companies. While it can be hard to determine which ones are the best, here are the ones to watch for:
Bang Si-Hyuk founded BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT in 2005. Although it’s still the biggest K-pop company, it’s not the only one. While the “Big 3” agencies have dominated the industry for decades, smaller companies are snatching up a chunk of the billion-dollar market. For example, Big Hit Entertainment was founded in 2005, and is currently associated with the boy band BTS. The company also manages world-famous boy bands BTS and TXT. Using the energy of fandom, these companies focus on the emotional impact of their artists.
Another company that has made a name for itself in the K-pop industry is JYP Entertainment. Founded by legendary musician Jin-young Park, JYP has a long history of producing some of the best K-Pop artists of the 90s. The company’s founder is also a songwriter for many of the company’s artists. Many of their artists have become legends, including BTOB and Apink. Currently, TWICE, formerly known as BTS, has more than 32 million followers on social media and is the next big thing.
Pledis Entertainment is another company to watch. While it was once known for launching Epik High, it has slowly carved out a niche for itself in the entertainment industry. The company’s management team is made up of actors and dancers, and it has a history of achieving huge numbers. One of the most successful of the company’s subsidiaries is Hybe, which acquired a majority stake on May 25, 2020. In the meantime, Pledis has made its own name, proving its worth in a difficult time.