The Korea Entertainment Producer’s Association
KFPCAI (KEPA) asked the fellow members to sign the petition on the case of JYJ vs. SME. The reason is if the court rules in favor to JYJ, similar lawsuits will follow (KARA). They claimed that JYJ filed a lawsuit for their financial gains.
Since they asked to sign the petition against JYJ today, it’s not sure how many of people have already signed.
OK I edited DNBN’s members..I’m not sure if they are talking about them…I only know they are asking people to sign this petition.
– UPDATE –
Even when KEPA and KFPCAI seems to be different Associations. Actually they aren’t so different.
Just read KEPA’s position back then when KFPCAI send those letters of request to broadcasting stations to prevent JYJ’s TV promotions (In October 14th, 2010). KEPA (the ‘Korean Entertainment Producers Association’) speak as they were the same KFPCAI:
A consultant from the ‘Korean Entertainment Producers Association’ , which is of eight main associations within the KFPCAI, explained, “We aren’t siding with SM Entertainment, but we are aware of JYJ presently holding onto a dual contract. This scenario has risen simply because their unique contract problem with SMEntertainment has not yet fully been resolved by the law.”
The consultant continued, “Whether it was the business that mistreated the group, or the group produced the problem, we don’t know. That’s a separate problem in itself. Nevertheless if we let this ‘dual contract’ problem pass, what agency would even wish to raise their artists?” He stated they aren’t certain when precisely the group decided to separate from the business and walk their personal path, nevertheless they’re merely just speaking opinions on behalf with the business.
He added, “ DBSK had a massive impact on the Hallyu Wave and on other idol groups walking their personal paths, but for the group to separate is the same as throwing cold water on the many agencies preparing tough to advance overseas.” The consultant also explained that the group’s separation has the possible to damage the reputation with the idol groups who have already successfully advanced in to the Japan market.