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|Industry||Music & Entertainment|
|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
|Products||Music & Entertainment|
|Services||Music & Entertainment
Film & television production
|Website||DSP Media official homepage|
DSP Media, formerly known as DSP Entertainment, is a Korean entertainment company, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea that was established in 1991 by Lee HoYeon. DSP Media entered the K-pop scene with the success of 90′s idol groups Sechs Kies and Fin.K.L. Today, DSP Media is an all around entertainment company responsible for music production, marketing, talent agent and management, music distribution and publishing.
DSP Media was originally named DaeSung Enterprise when it first went into business in 1991. In fact, the company went through four name changes. In 1999, the company was renamed DSP Entertainment. In 2008, with the successful expansion in the entertainment industry, DSP Entertainment was rebranded as DSP Media.
DaeSung Enterprise was founded in September 1991 by Lee HoYeon to provide entertainers to the public. One of their first Korean music groups was Firetruck (소방차). The group was a hit and is still loved by the older Koreans.
In February 1999, with the success of star groups like Sechs Kies and FIN.K.L., the company went through legal actions to rename itself to DSP Entertainment.
After merging with Hoshin Textile Company (호신섬유) in March 2006, DSP Entertainment was renamed to DSP Enti.
In September 2008, DSP Enti was renamed as DSP Media. By this time, the company became renowned for its success in the kpop music, Korean drama and TV show production industries.
Actors, Actresses and Model
- Sobangcha (1987–1996)
- ZAM (1992–1995)
- CO CO (1994–1995)
- MUE (1994–1999)
- IDOL (1995–1997)
- Mountain (1996–?)
- Sechs Kies (1997–2000)
- Kim Hyu Soo (1997–?)
- Fin.K.L (1998–2005)
- Uhm Ji Sun (1999–2000)
- Shyne (2004–2007)
- SS501 (2005–2010)
- Sunha (2007–2009)
- A'st1 (2008–2009)
- Jung Hye Won (2010–?)
- Puretty (2012–2014)
- Yoo Hyein (2012–2014)
- Jeon Jaeun (2012–2014)
- KARA (2007–2016)
- Seo Jaehyung (A-Jax, 2012–2016)
- Sowon (G-Friend)
- Son Yooji (Kara Project)
- Ahn Sojin (Kara Project)
- Kang Byungsun (M.A.P 6)
- Yoo Young Doo (Boys24 contestant)
- Chae Ho Cheol (Boys24 contestant)
- Seon Joo-ah
- Emergency Act 19 (Film, 2002)
- Drama Three Leaf Clover (SBS, 2005)
- My girl (SBS, 2005)
- She (SBS, 2006)
- Yeon Gae So Mun (SBS, 2006)
- Surgeon Bong Dal-hee (SBS, 2007)
- Bad couple (SBS, 2007)
- Heartbreak Library (Film, 2008)
- Kara Project (MBC, 2014)
- 1 Oh Jong-Hyuk originally debuted as a member of Click-B in 1999. He made his debut as a solo artist in September 2006 with the album 'Issue'.
- 2 Heo Young-ji originally debuted as a member of KARA in 2014. She later continue as a solo artist after Park Gyu-ri, Han Seung-yeon and Goo Ha-ra contracts expired on January 15, 2016.
- 3 Park Sung-min originally debuted as a member of A-JAX in 2012. He left the group in January 2016 to pursue a solo career and change stage name to "Royal".
- 4 Moon Ji-hoo originally debuted as a member of A-JAX in 2012. He left the group in February 2016 to pursue his solo career.
- 5 Cho Shi-yoon originally debuted as a member of Puretty in 2012, but disbanded in 2014. She returned to being a trainee and joined as a contestant of Kara Project for share newest member group, but was eliminated. She joined as a trainee contestant of Produce 101, but was eliminated on episode 8.
- 6 Yoon Chae-kyung originally debuted as a member of Puretty in 2012, but disbanded in 2014. She returned to being a trainee and joined as a contestant of Kara Project for share newest member group, but was eliminated. She joined as a trainee contestant of Produce 101, but was eliminated on final episode. She also debuted as a member of project girl-group C.I.V.A and I.B.I under several agency.
- 7 Jeon So-min originally debuted as a member of Puretty in 2012, but disbanded in 2014. She returned to being a trainee and joined as a contestant of Kara Project for share newest member group, but was eliminated. She re-debuted as member of APRIL in August 2015, but left the group in November 2015 to focus her studies.
- 8 Kasper originally debuted as a member of Play the Siren in 2014 but left the group in 2016. She was an Unpretty rapstar 2 contestant in 2015.
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- "【韓国報道資料】DSPmediaより重要なお知らせ". KARA Japan Official Fanclub. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Why Kim Sojung (Sowon) left DSP and join Source Music for Gfriend?". Allkpop. Retrieved 4 May 2015.