List of Kakao M labels

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This is a list of labels controlled, distributed or associated with Kakao M.


House labels[edit]

Fave Entertainment[edit]

Fave Entertainment is a record label founded by Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment) in July 2012. The label was formerly known as LOEN Tree founded in July 2012 and officially renamed become Fave Entertainment on May 2, 2016. The label currently led by Jo Yeong-cheol.[1]


  • Zia
  • IU
  • Song Kyung-il
  • Na Do-Kyun
  • Kim Shi-hyoung
  • Kim Jae-ho (Nano)
  • Jang Yi-jeong

Cre.ker Entertainment[edit]

Cre.ker Entertainment (an acronym for Creative.kernel) is a record label founded by Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment) in 2014.


Independent labels[edit]

Starship Entertainment[edit]

Starship Entertainment is an entertainment company founded by Kim Shi-dae in 2008. On December 18, 2013, Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment) acquired 70% shares of Starship, became a majority owner of the label and making Starship as an independent subsidiary of Kakao M.[2]

Plan A Entertainment[edit]

Plan A Entertainment is a record label founded in 2011. The label was formerly known as A Cube Entertainment founded in 2011 as a subsidiary of Cube Entertainment. In November 2015, Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment) became a majority shareholder of A Cube Entertainment with acquired their 70% shares and renamed become Plan A Entertainment as independent label of Kakao M.[3]

E&T Story Entertainment[edit]

E&T Story Entertainment was founded on December 26, 2017 by Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment) as an one-person agency of actress Kim So-hyun and led by Park Chan-woo.[4][5]As January 2018, Plan A Entertainment was acquisition 60% of E&T Story Entertainment shares.

Mun Hwa In[edit]

Mun Hwa In is an independent record label established by Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment) in June 2016.


  • Seenroot
  • Long:D
  • Hanumpa
  • ANTS
  • Hey Men


Studio artists

  • Yoon Hyun-sang
  • Youngman
  • glowingdog
  • the night of Seokyo
  • Collective Arts

Former subsidiaries[edit]


Cantabile was a record label under Seoul Records (now LOEN Entertainment), founded in April 1991. It was the first record label in South Korea.[6]


Avent was also a record label under Seoul Records, founded in April 2002.[6]

Collabodadi Label[edit]

Collabodadi Label was also an in-house label of LOEN Entertainment (now Kakao M), founded in September 2013. It was led by Shinsadong Tiger. Prior to being chosen to lead the label, he produced the K-pop hits "Bo Peep Bo Peep" (T-ara), "Hot Issue" (4Minute), "U&I" (Ailee) and more.[1][7]

The name Collabodadi (콜라보따리) is a portmanteau of 콜라보 (collabo - collaboration) and 보따리 (boddari - package).

In September 2015, the label's artists Fiestar and Zia were moved back to to LOEN Tree (now known as Fave Entertainment).[8]

WS Entertainment[edit]

WS Entertainment was a joint venture between Warner Music Korea, SK-KTB Music Investment Fund, and Seoul Records (now LOEN Entertainment). It was founded in 2006 and currently led by Philip Oh.[9][10] The initial WS stands for Warner Music and SK Telecom.

Former artists[edit]

Former recording artists[edit]

Former actors[edit]

Distribution network[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b starsung (September 24, 2013). "LOEN Entertainment undergoes reorganization to become a multi-label system". allkpop. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ alim17 (December 18, 2013). "Loen Entertainment takes over majority stake in Starship Entertainment for 15 billion won". allkpop. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "LOEN Entertainment buys majority of A Cube Entertainment's Artists •Apink shares". Allkpop. November 25, 2015. 
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  6. ^ a b "LOEN Entertainment - About LOEN - History". LOEN Entertainment. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ lordbordem (September 25, 2013). "LOEN Entertainment to Split Their Artist Division into Multiple Labels". Soompi. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ elliefilet (September 22, 2015). "Zia and FIESTAR join IU at Loen Tree". allkpop. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ WMG Investor Relations Division (May 10, 2006). "Warner Music International and SK Telecom Announce Partnership - Groundbreaking Deal Places WS Entertainment at Forefront of Korean Music Industry". Warner Music Group. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "WS Entertainment". WS Entertainment. Archived from the original on May 1, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
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  14. ^ "" (in Korean). Ten Asia. Retrieved May 12, 2017.  External link in |title= (help)
  15. ^ Suk, Monica (28 February 2012). "Jo Han-sun, Kim Suk Hoon join IU's agency". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-05-07. 
  16. ^ "Lee Jung Hyuk's Profile". LOEN Website. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  17. ^ "Kang Bok-eum's Profile". Nate. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

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