CJ E&M Music Performance Division

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CJ E&M Music Performance Division
(DBA CJ E&M Music and Live)
Native name
CJ E&M 음악공연사업부문
CJ E&M eumak gongyeonsa-eop bumun
division of CJ E&M
Industry Entertainment
Genre
Predecessor Mediopia
Poibos (former Daeyoung AV),
MaxMP3
Founded 1994 (as Mediopia Technology Corp.)
Headquarters CJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Ahn Suk-joon (Division Head)
Products
Services
  • Record Distribution
  • Licensing
  • Publishing
  • Management
Parent CJ E&M Corp.
Divisions see also
Subsidiaries MMO Entertainment (Sub-label)
Music Works (Sub-label)
UK Muzik (Sub-label)
CJ Victor Entertainment (2014)
1887 Entertainment (2014)
Hi-Lite Records (2015)
AOMG (2016)
Website Official website

CJ E&M Music Performance Division (Hangul:CJ E&M 음악공연사업부문 CJ E&M eumak gongyeon saeopbumun), also known as CJ E&M Music and Live (or Music·Live) (formerly known as Mediopia Technology Corp., GM Agency Co. Ltd., CJ Music Inc. and Mnet Media Corp.), is a South Korean entertainment company established by CJ Group subsidiary CJ E&M.[1] The company operates as a entertainment company, talent agency, music production company, event management, concert production company, music publishing house and television production company.

The company current is home to artists such as SG Wannabe, Davichi, Baek Ji-young, Roy Kim, Son Ho-young, Hong Dae-kwang, Park Bo-ram, Eric Nam, Heize, Minzy, Kim So Hee and formerly to pioneering artists TURBO, SeeYa, Lee Hyori, Yoon Jong Shin, I.O.I.

CJ E&M Music won the "Music Distributor of the Year" trophy at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards in 2014.[2]

Business[edit]

The CJ E&M Music Performance Division consists of five divisions:

  • Music – entertainment management (music planning and development, production and sales, concerts, etc.)
  • Broadcasting – variety program production, owns 2 music cable channels Mnet and KMTV.
  • Online music content – runs online music store Mnet.com
  • ASP – Naver, LG Telecom mobile music content provider
  • Artist management – artist management and support

In 2012 CJ E&M launched a joint venture with Taiwanese firm Cayenne Entertainment Technology Co. to distribute video games.[1]

In 2014, CJ E&M launched a joint venture with Japan's Victor Entertainment, called CJ Victor Entertainment.[3]

In 2015, CJ E&M acquired Hip Hop label Hi-Lite Records [4]

In 2016, CJ E&M acquired shares and formed a Strategic Alliance/Partnership with AOMG.[5][6]

Roster[edit]

Recording artists[edit]

Groups

Soloists

Subsidiaries[edit]

AOMG[edit]

AOMG is an independent subsidiary label of CJ E&M since 2016.

Hi-Lite Records[edit]

Hi-Lite Records is an independent subsidiary label of CJ E&M since 2015.

1877 Entertainment[edit]

1877 Entertainment is an independent subsidiary label of CJ E&M since 2014.[10]

MMO Entertainment[edit]

MMO Entertainment is a subsidiary label of CJ E&M.

MMO means "Music Makes One" (main promotional slogan of CJ E&M's flagship music channel Mnet).

Trainees

The Music Works[edit]

The Music Works (also known as, Music Works) is a subsidiary label of CJ E&M founded by Oh Won-chul (Philip Oh), former CEO of Baek Ji-young's former agency WS Entertainment.

The agency's logo is a play on the letter M on Mnet's logo, combining the letters M and W.

Soloists

Groups

  • Gilgu Bonggu (GB9)
  • MYTEEN (set to debut in 2017)

Trainees

  • Lee Se Woong (MYTEEN)
  • Choi Eunsu (MYTEEN)
  • Kim Guk Heon (MYTEEN)
  • Shin Jun Seob (MYTEEN)
  • Park Min Jun (MYTEEN)
  • Son Hyun Mi (Idolmaster)
  • Oh Yoo Hyun
  • Lee Yi Man
  • Lee Ji Eun (High School Rapper, 2017)

Former trainees

  • Kim Jae Hwan (Music Works Seeds, former Produce 101 Season 2 contestant, now a member of Wanna One)
  • Yeo Min Ho (Music Works Seeds)
  • Lee Roo Ha (Music Works Seeds)

Former Artists[edit]

Former subsidiaries[edit]

Distribution Network[edit]

Present[edit]

Former[edit]

Controversies[edit]

Price manipulation[edit]

CJ E&M Music (then Mnet Media) was one of the 15 companies fined and sued by the Korean FTC for price rigging in 2011.[11]

Plagiarism[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]