CJ E&M Music Performance Division

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This article is about the South Korean record label under the CJ Group which was formerly named Mnet Media. For the TV channel under the same group, see Mnet (TV channel). For other uses, see M.net.
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 Music & Entertainment
Genre K-pop
Predecessor Mediopia,
Poibos (former Daeyoung AV),
Founded 1994 (as Mediopia Technology Corp.)
Headquarters CJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Area served
Key people
Ahn Suk-joon (Division Head)
Products Album, concert
Services Publishing records
Entertainment agency
Parent CJ E&M Corp.
Divisions see also
Subsidiaries AOMG
FNC Entertainment
MMO Entertainment
Music Works
UK Muzik
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 headquartered in Seoul, South Korea which produces, broadcasts, distributes and provides a variety of music and entertainment. It is a subsidiary of the CJ Group.[1] Once the home to top-selling artists/groups, such as Lee Hyori and SeeYa, its current roster of recording artists include, CNBLUE and F.T. Island.

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


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]


Recording artists[edit]





Main article: AOMG

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

Hi-Lite Records[edit]

Main article: Hi-Lite Records

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 an in-house subsidiary label of CJ E&M.

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


The Music Works[edit]

The Music Works (Music Works for short) is an in-house subsidiary label of CJ E&M. It was founded by Oh Won-chul (Philip Oh), former CEO of Baek Ji-young's former agency WS Entertainment, in partnership with CJ E&M.

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



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


  • Lee Se Woong (MYTEEN)
  • Choi Eunsu (MYTEEN)
  • Kim Guk Heon (MYTEEN)
  • Shin Jun Seob (MYTEEN)
  • Park Min Jun (MYTEEN)
  • Kim Jae Hwan (Music Works Seeds)
  • Yeo Min Ho (Music Works Seeds)
  • Lee Roo Ha (Music Works Seeds)
  • Son Hyun Mi (Idolmaster)
  • Oh Yoo Hyun
  • Lee Yi Man
  • Lee Ji Eun (High School Rapper, 2017)

Former Artists[edit]

Former subsidiaries[edit]

Distribution Network[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]



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