JYP Entertainment

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JYP Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Traded as KRX: 035900
Founded April 25, 1997 (1997-04-25)
Founder J.Y. Park
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Area served
  • Music production
  • Licensing
  • Record distribution
  • IncreaseUS$43,700,000 (2014)
  • US$34,300,000 (2013))
  • IncreaseUS$7,070,000 (2014)
  • -US$3,550,000 (2013))
Owner J.Y. Park (60.07%)
  • Studio J
  • JYP Entertainment China
  • JYP Entertainment Japan
  • JYP Entertainment Thailand
  • JYP Foods Inc
  • JYP Pictures
  • JYP Publishing
Website english.jype.com

JYP Entertainment (Korean: JYP 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean entertainment company established by Park Jin-young in 1997. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house. It is currently one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea.[1][2]

JYP Entertainment is currently the home of artists including the 2AM, 2PM, Miss A, Baek A-yeon, 15&, JJ Project, Got7, Bernard Park, G.Soul, Day6, and Twice, and formerly to artists like Park Ji-yoon, god, Rain, Wonder Girls, Sunmi and HA:TFELT.

It was reported that for the year 2014, JYP Entertainment took revenues of KR₩48.5 billion (approximately US$43 million) with net profits of KR₩7.85 billion (US$7.07 million).[3]


JYP Entertainment was founded in 1997 by South Korean singer and record producer Park Jin-young. Although its production and trainee system largely followed that of S.M. Entertainment, it initially focused on breaking into the American market, opening the studio and headquarters of its US branch, JYP USA, in New York City on June 20, 2007.[4][5]

In June 2009, JYP Entertainment and the Jonas Group signed a management deal that allowed the Wonder Girls to join the Jonas Brothers' World Tour in selected cities as the opening act.[6]

In November 2011, the US-based subsidiary JYP Creative was established and it was reported that Park invested approximately US$1.2 million in the branch. However, after a year of operation, the company reportedly saw a net loss of around US$1.5 million by the end of 2012, forcing the CEO to liquidate the branch and close all US operations, including the New York branch.[7]

Joint ventures[edit]

Founder Park Jin-young in 2010

J. Tune Entertainment[edit]

In December 2010, JYP Entertainment effectively incorporated J. Tune Entertainment.[8][9][10]

Wonder Girls in 2008

KMP Holdings and KT Music[edit]

Further information: KT Music and KMP Holdings

In March 2010, KMP Holdings was established via a joint venture between JYP, S.M. Entertainment, YG Entertainment, Star Empire, Media Line, CAN Entertainment, and Music Factory Entertainment. KMP Holdings was acquired by KT Music in November 2012, and in June 2013, KT Music absorbed KMP's distribution network. In January 2014, the seven talent agencies behind KMP Holdings formed a collective bond partnership and bought 13.48% of KT Music's stocks, leaving KT Corporation with 49.99%.[11]

United Asia Management[edit]

In 2011, JYP Entertainment joined with S.M. Entertainment, YG Entertainment, KeyEast, AMENT, and Star J Entertainment to form United Asia Management in an effort to promote Korean pop music internationally.[12]

Smile Gate[edit]

On November 17, 2013, JYP Entertainment partnered with Smile Gate to promote the game 'CrossFire' with 2PM and miss A.[13]


Sub labels[edit]

AQ Entertainment[edit]

On December 9, 2013, it was reported that JYP Entertainment had liquidated its sub-label AQ Entertainment.[14]

Studio J[edit]

Studio J is an sub-label created by Park Jin-young in January 2015. Park described Studio J as a label which will launch JYPE into a new direction in music. The sub-label will create music which rather than appealing to the mainstream will instead showcase free and deep artist. Few days later he revealed G.Soul to be the first artist on Studio J's roster.[15]

JYP Pictures[edit]

JYP Pictures is a film and TV drama production division that was founded in March 2011 along with other subsidiaries. It is credited with production or co-production of the following works:

JYP Foods Inc[edit]

JYP Foods Inc was founded in 2010.[16] On March 27, 2012, Park Jin-young opened his first restaurant Kristalbelli in New York City[17] It's known as the most expensive Korean BBQ restaurant in America, and it's use of crystal grills. [18][19]


All of the artists under JYP Entertainment are collectively known as JYP Nation, similarly to SM Town and YG Family.[20]



  • J.Y. Park (The Asiansoul)[21]
  • Frants
  • Hong Jisang
  • Honey Pot (Cho HyunKyung and Park Yong Woon)
  • Joohyo
  • Jowul of Princess Disease
  • Kim Seung Soo
  • Min Lee (collapsedone)
  • Noday
  • Paul Thompson (MARZ)
  • Ragoon IM
  • Sim Eunjee
  • Song Jiwook
  • Raphael
  • Tommy Park
  • TOYO
  • Woo Rhee (RAINSTONE)

Studio J[edit]

A subsidiary label attributed with the following artists:


  • Ali Lee
  • Jonte' Moaning
  • Kim Hwa-young
  • Lia Kim
  • Park Nam-yong
  • Tomoya Minase
  • WooNg (Kim Hyungwoong)

Actors and actresses[edit]

Former artists[edit]

Former musicians[edit]

Former actors[edit]

Former trainees[edit]


JYP Nation discography
  • This Christmas (2010)
  • One Mic (2014)
  • Encore (2016)


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