December 3, 2022

Hybe Co., the Korean leisure company behind supergroup BTS, stated Thursday it would help collaborations between completely different document labels beneath its wing to introduce numerous content material in what’s seen as efforts to fill the opening left by the flagship band’s hiatus.

Hybe unveiled the diversification technique in a web-based press convention as the corporate wants to scale back its extreme reliance on BTS, whose seven members are anticipated to meet their obligatory army service within the coming years, beginning with its oldest member Jin.

Hybe founder and chairman Bang Si-hyuk stated the corporate will enterprise into new territories to fulfill its followers with top-level content material, saying an progressive spirit is within the “company DNA.”

K-pop supergroup BTS is seen in this photo provided by music label Big Hit Music under entertainment agency Hybe. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Hybe Co. declares its enterprise technique in a web-based press convention on Nov. 10, 2022, on this picture supplied by the Korean leisure company behind supergroup BTS. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Hybe has a number of subsidiaries, together with Massive Hit Music, which manages BTS, Supply Music, Pledis Leisure, Belift Lab and KOZ Leisure, collectively generally known as Hybe Labels.

Earlier than BTS introduced plans to take a brief break, Hybe’s document labels debuted new Ok-pop teams earlier this 12 months, together with Le Sserafim and NewJeans, and have been making ready new tasks for subsequent 12 months.

Boy band Tomorrow X Collectively will drop its fifth mini album in January, and Seventeen and Fromis 9 plan to launch new albums within the first half of subsequent 12 months, the corporate stated.

ENHYPEN will proceed its ongoing world tour by early 2023, and Le Sserafim will go on a world tour in Asia and North America subsequent 12 months, it added.

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BTS will stay energetic, however its members will give attention to their particular person tasks within the meantime, in response to Hybe. Jin dropped a single album final month and RM plans to quickly launch his solo album, it famous.

“I hope you listen and supply help for his or her upcoming actions,” Hybe CEO Park Ji-won stated throughout the convention. “We’ve got (been making ready) some attention-grabbing tasks.”