JYJ, who is under progress to resume the group’s activities in Japan with its Tokyo Dome Concert in early April, explains certain conditions for its new Japanese partner.
“There’ve constantly been offers from companies in Japan since the lawsuit against AVEX was finished. Some suggest multibillion-won contract”, commented by a JYJ’s staff.
JYJ won the lawsuit against AVEX, its former Japanese management in JAN.
Tokyo District Court ordered AVEX to pay 660 million Yen (approx 7.8 billion Won) and not to insist on its exclusive right for JYJ’s management. Since JYJ’s activity became free to resume, the group has become the desirable artists by Japanese companies.
JYJ’s staff made clear the conditions to make new partnership in Japan – “The most important thing we consider is trust. We once had unilateral termination of contract by one-side, so it is really important for the group to have an agency who can be trusted for a long time”. “Also considering Japan’s entertainment industry’s characteristic, the scale and credibility acknowledged by the industry are also important consideration we are looking for, because it’s impossible to ignore agency’s influence over the industry”, the staff added.
It has also become crucial to understand JYJ’s way of activities if you want to be the new partner – “JYJ is focusing on making high-quality contents, not doing something to raise the group’s awareness [like new singers]. We need to have a partner who can support this type of activities. Especially, the most important thing required is that it must fully guarantee JYJ members’ decision-making rights”, explained by the group’s staff.
They also consider how strong the partner’s will of overcoming hurdles in front of the group. As AVEX is preparing an appeal, the group is looking for a partnership who can deal with its legal action. C-JeS added that “As our activities in Japan are not completely free, we need to be prepared together”.
On the last comment, they explained that “JYJ is thoroughly caring for its contents not only in Korea but also in Japan. The group doesn’t want to sell MDs thoughtlessly only for visible profits. The all three members have improved their talents and contents by musicals, dramas and career from solo-singer. Therefore, the contract amount is also important factor too”. However, the company spared its words for detailed amount and other things.
It is expected that JYJ would decided new Japanese agency around the time of Tokyo Dome Concerts scheduled from April 2nd to 4th.
Credit + Translated By: http://dedicatee.wordpress.com
**If you want to move the post, you must give the credit and use the full contents.
Partial quotes or editing the contents are not allowed. **
Shared By: JYJ3
OMG! So excited about their return to Japan! I hope they make a Japanese album soon! Japanese songs are daebak!
Requirements : 1. Trust,
2. Also considering Japan’s entertainment industry’s characteristic, the scale and credibility acknowledged by the industry are also important consideration we are looking for, because it’s impossible to ignore agency’s influence over the industry”
in short: one which can afford a head-on fight with Avex/SM influence to protect JYJ
3.must fully guarantee JYJ members’ decision-making rights
I think JYJ has already chosen a Japanese company, the one behind TD, I can’t believe CJes can do all those logistics alone.
Have they signed with the Japanese company or are they still laying down the agreements etc?
Based on the article, it’s said that they will decide around the Tokyo Dome concerts,
but I think they already signed with a Japanese company, the one who’s behind all those TD preparations, and they will just have a formal announcement later.
Ooh~ I really hope they wouldn’t have any problems anymore.
they don’t need an agency for concert preparations. Agencies usually also employ outside companies to organize concerts (sspecial event organizers). They need an agency in Japan for music publishing.
In principle, yes, but knowing how bully Avex and SM are, it’s quite unbelievable for me that JYJ/CJes can employ those agencies services on their own, (when they can’t even book a large concert venue in Seoul.)
u know what? from the first time the news broke, i got the idea that the agency who could head-on against AVES/SM were probably 1) Sony Japan, 2)Johnny Ent.
universal is out of question since they have SNSD.
but it’s quite hard to believe if they join JE, their music content and artists is…..
i’m totally curious, hmmm..
We got a surprise to wait for! 🙂
They are putting us in a guessing game, lol.
We can simply scratch JE from what jyj wants from an agency. JE is much “cruder” than SM. I mean, look at what state bakanishi is in just for defying an unspoken rule in JE world. I’m not saying its impossible, but the probability of jyj being a JE is less than jaejoong shaving his head tomorrow. Plus I wouldn’t want jyj under kitagawa’s tutelage, no offense to JE fans.
I agree, judging from JE’s history of problems, I really don’t think they can satisfy the conditions stipulated by JYJ.
JE also work with AVEX since their idols which called NYC also under AVEX care
Yes, I agree. I think JE is a no-go too. They are precisely the controlling, micro-managing kind of agency JYJ does NOT want any more of. And Jae is good friends with Jin. I don’t see them as Johnny’s “Boys” somehow…
actually it seems that JE also works with SM, like SM is their representative in SK or smthg? i saw Arashi album for SK release, the production company is SME aka SM Ent.
Hmm apparently the logistics for Tokyo Dome are being handled by Kyodo Yokohama (an event organizer). You can find the url to Kyodo Yokohama’s website at the bottom of the concert website.
Regarding the label that JYJ may have signed with, I’ve heard a lot of speculations from Japanese fans. The most popular candidates seem to be: (1) Pony Canyon (because of the FM Yokohama broadcast and other things), or (2) Amuse, Inc. (apparently because the concert broadcasting at cinemas is common among Amuse artists). Both firms have their own advantages, Pony Canyon is large and well-connected, while Amuse seems to be doing a better job of producing for its artists.
I really hope JYJ can find a trustworthy partner that can provide all the resources they need to be successful. JYJ fighting!
I think between the two, Pony Canyon being large and well connected is better to counter Avex/SM bullying. But anyway, all JYJ’s consultants/legal team must have studied all angles, JYJ must be very excited to resume their activities in Japan.
That’s very true, Pony Canyon’s connections especially with the media will be really helpful in the future. Hopefully JYJ will have a smoother path in Japan from now on.
Oh, the working of one’s brains being a JYJ fan. One simply is not able to just sit idly (pun intended) by. 😉 I saw the post below by @imaki, regarding the event planner. But even without all the speculation, and the continued pronouncements, there is so much happening in a whirlwind.
The Japanese decision came down in the middle of January. Not long after that, the announcement of the TD concerts. All the preparations going on for the concert. Ready on the spot decision regarding the cinemas. I too think they have already chosen a partner and know fully well, they can move ahead with all deliberate speed as the saying goes.
As was stated in the article above, speculation is that the company will be decided upon by the time of the concert. Well, even if they haven’t chosen **cough/cough/PC**, what better way to showcase yourself by having a sold out TD concert series and the need to share with thousands of fans more with a broadcast feed to over 100+ theaters. Sweet. 🙂
lol, “Well, even if they haven’t chosen **cough/cough/PC** ” 🙂
And who will believe that Avex/SM never try to disrupt this concert? I don’t think they become a good sport over night. That adds up to my speculation that there’s already someone influential backing up JYJ.
I think that JYJ/CJes and the whole team are fully aware that not only fans are eagerly watching them but also all those antagonists out there, so yes “we better give them an element of surprise, a truly festive ceremony to announce the partnership officially”
Three days of reporting/pictures/fancams/accounts of what goes on. And your’s truly will enjoy her champagne for those three days! As Marvin Gaye sings…”How sweet it is to be loved by you!”
” And your’s truly will enjoy her champagne for those three days! As Marvin Gaye sings…”How sweet it is to be loved by you!””
YES!!!! You’re going to open that bottle of champagne at long last!?? WOOO-HOOOO!! You gotta call me, I’ll raise a modest glass right along with you!
My VE Sister, will do! 🙂
I wish I could be there but wish them well as they stand on the stage in Japan for the first time in a long while I know it will be emotional but just know your fans are standing behing you love you much ….
Wow!! Multi billion won contract offers!! I almost lost count of the zeroes…XD When many other stars will go gaga over the zeroes..
I’m so proud that JYJ values trust and freedom to create high quality music.. they know what they want, and money cannot lure them away from their mission. Indeed with a true talent like our boys.. they don’t need to rush over making the decision because they are so wanted..and whoever they signed with has just received a BIG boulder of gold!! Looking forward to an exciting year with more awesome music & projects from JYJ this year!!
The Japanese company they signed or will sign on hit a JACKPOT! 🙂 . Each of them Jae Chun Su is a “gold mine” individually, how much more it the three combined as JYJ.
Yeah!! Agree so much with you!! ding dong dang!! A jackpot of 3 talented good looking dorks XD!! Love our boys!
Good luck with your negotiations! I hope you find a company who supports your dreams and aspirations like C-JES!
Oh, yes. Good luck my boys
Reblogged this on luminarytriad.
Im excited!! I really hope everything going wel!! THE KING IS BACK!! Sooo just go damn hallyu wave!
To fulfill the conditions set by JYJ i.e for them to have creative freedom and decision making rights, I suppose this agency will have to give up some rights over the guys, so I suppose the contract terms must be carefully negotiated such that both sides can have a balance of power/win-win situation. I know JYJ definitely does not want a repeat of the Avex situation. I hope all goes well..
High quality contents- Totally agree!
For once I’m happy. Yea can’t wait…
Oh god.. I hope its not Johnny ent. they are 3x stricter than SM D: Everyone should know that…. also they work with SM. So, Johnny is out of the list. Also, I don’t think its Sony Music either since they have so many Artist to handle and I don’t think it have to be a big entertainment to stay strong with the fight I mean look at C-jes its a small and new company and they are still standing ;]. I’m going to think it will be Pony Canyon, Inc. since the rumor started in Japan that it might be P.C. and remember the first radio station in Japan that played JYJ song. Yea and its own by P.C as well. But, its my guessing ^^ Hope to hear the News soon :3
I’ve a gut feeling it might be poly canyon, but let’s just wait.
We all should really scratch Johnny’s as a potential agency. If they sign JYJ, they’ll be “trainees”, perhaps lower than johnny’s juniors. Then again, if je is planning a MAJOR-MAJOR change… Then singing on a group of artists they haven’t potty-trained is a start. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
Haha. Never in my life will I see Johnny’s ent have any change. Jaejoong have friends that is in Johnny’s so I think JJ knows what going down in Johnny’s xD and Gosh are Johnny’s ent cruel with many past problem. I don’t think JYJ would want to deal with another dictator ever. But. who knows right I’ll give 1% it may be JE.
For anybody who use blackberry, now we can add JYJ in Line
The I’d is @jyje for english
And @jyjk for korean
Happy trying blackberry users-fans 😉
i am happy and i believe that the boys already make their choice…… i am gonna wait it 😀
The JYJ members are total professionals and insist on being treated as such. They don’t want to be pushed out there like ‘newbies’, or doing any project just for the sake of getting paid. They want quality over quantity because that’s what they’ve always tried to give.
I just hope whichever company they decide upon can deliver.
I agree so much 🙂
JYJ concert tickets are all sold out. April 4 concert will be live boardcasted in movie theatres across Japan.
Really!! Are 3 days tix all sold out!!!
Really? Where did you hear/read that from? They’re so popular!!!
It’s in the other article! I’m so happy the response is so good.
I am so happy for JYJ that their dream of performing in Japan again is going to happen!!!!!!!!
Can someone explain the statements below that was taken from the article:
What is MD?
“The group doesn’t want to sell MDs thoughtlessly only for visible profits”.
What do they mean their activities in Japan are not completely free? I thought once they one the case against Avex they were 100% free to do any activities in Japan, at least at the moment.
“C-JeS added that “As our activities in Japan are not completely free, we need to be prepared together”.
“What do they mean their activities in Japan are not completely free? I thought once they one the case against Avex they were 100% free to do any activities in Japan, at least at the moment.”
What CJeS meant by not completely free, “we need to be prepared together”…there is the issue of AVEX’s appeal of the JYJ decision win. AVEX has the right to appeal, but unlike in SK, others recognize the game is over for AVEX (TD opening itself up to earn money this time instead of hiding with their tails between their legs the last time). If the court thought for one minute AVEX had a case, they would have decided for them and not JYJ. Just because you appeal, doesn’t mean you will advance, and win.
Whoever partners with JYJ will need to understand there are some unfinished issues here. And they have to be big enough not to be afraid to face AVEX on.
@butterfliesaefree2 thank you for replying to my question!! Do you know the answer to my other question What is MD?
“The group doesn’t want to sell MDs thoughtlessly only for visible profits”.
To be honest, I don’t. Hopefully, someone else will provide it. In this business, and in online communication, there is so much shortening, it could be anybody’s guess. 🙂 It could stand for – music, movie, merchandise – disks
It could be “music discs” instead of “CDs”. Although I have no idea what the sentence means, in that case. Sells their music “thoughtlessly, only for visible profits??” No idea what this means…
Maybe it’s mean merchandise or JYJ’s goods
@flower, BAF2, lilibaiyu
“The group doesn’t want to sell MDs thoughtlessly only for visible profits”
maybe it’s music discs – and possibly they are referring to how some companies (LOL WHO COULD THEY MEAN) crank out the albums without much effort towards actual quality – just want to hype it, sell a lot, and show everyone that they are selling a lot (to feed the machine)
ex: SNSD’s comeback album, TVXQ’s TIME album (seriously though wtf is that album)
“maybe it’s music discs – and possibly they are referring to how some companies (LOL WHO COULD THEY MEAN) crank out the albums without much effort towards actual quality”
That’s actually the best interpretation so far. Now *that* makes a lot of sense. As to wtf is with Time… that’s what I’ve said about the whole TVX2 extravaganza.
great news… 😀
I’m officially excited !!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
I hope this new company is reliable because I do not want
what happened earlier between Avex and JYJ will happen again.
good luck … I will continue to support JYJ hwaiting!
lol so much shade thrown at SM and AVEX
“Especially, the most important thing required is that it must fully guarantee JYJ members’ decision-making rights”, explained by the group’s staff.”
This is the kind of relationship that I believe JYJ has with C-jeS. They have been happy and satisfied with their results. I don’t think they will ever again be bound by a contract that would have them not be in a position of strength within their agency.
I too agree!
Reblogged this on murasaki 紫.
I hope JYJ joins © SME Records Inc. ♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪
hm maybe sony or universal? o:;
I vote for Sony since they’re the most competitive against AVEX xPP
But its up to the members, as long as they’re happy with their choice. :3