RBW (company)

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RBW
Native name
(주)알비더블유
Private
IndustryMusic
Genre
PredecessorWA Entertainment
Rainbow Bridge Agency
FoundedMarch 5, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-03-05)
Founder
  • Kim Jin-woo
  • Kim Do-hoon
Headquarters,
Number of locations
B1, 7, Janghan-ro, 20-gil, Dongdaemun-gu
Key people
  • Kim Jin-woo (co-CEO)
  • Kim Do-hoon (co-CEO)
  • Kim Kyung-ho (Vice President, CFO)
  • Lim In-yong (Vice President, Broadcast Promotion)
Subsidiaries
  • Cloud R (2016)
  • All Right Music (2017)[1]
  • RBW Vietnam
Websiterbbridge.com

RBW (Hangul:알비더블유; an acronym for Rainbow Bridge World) is a South Korean entertainment company founded by Kim Jin-woo (Hangul: 김진우) and Kim Do-hoon (Hangul: 김도훈)[2] The label is home to artists such as Mamamoo, Vromance, Jin-Ju, ONEWE and ONEUS.

History[edit]

Kim Jin-woo originally is the representative director of Cube Entertainment's Music Cube. Kim Jin-woo was in charge of the practice room rental business and then expanded his business with opening AN Bridge, Rainbow Bridge Academy and ENB Academy Practical Music Academy, which integrated under the name Modern & Bridge. In March 2010, he later established the first OEM company, Rainbow Bridge Agency, which operates to train students who are not trainees with similar process as the regular entertainment company, such as vocal, dance, acting, language, etc.

In August 2011, Hwang Sung-jin (former Music Cube producer) and Kim Do-hoon (former Music Cube director) joined Kim Jin-woo's Modern & Bridge and took representative and director positions.

In March 2012, Kim Do-hoon joined corporation with Rainbow Bridge Agency’s established music label, WA Entertainment.

In August 2012, WA Entertainment along with Brand New Music debuted Hip hop trio Phantom.[3]In December 2012, Hip hop duo Geeks signed with WA Entertainment.[4][5]

In June 2014, WA Entertainment debuted their first girl group Mamamoo.[6]

In August 2014, RBW debuted composer Esna as a solo singer.[7] In September 2014, WA Entertainment along with TSN Entertainment debuted brother duo OBROJECT.[8]

In March 2015, WA Entertainment merged with Rainbow Bridge Agency to create an independent label RBW (acronym for Rainbow Bridge World).[9]In September 2015, Yangpa signed with RBW.[10]In December 2015, rapper Basick and Big Tray signed with RBW.[11]

In June 2016, Monday Kiz signed with RBW.[12] Later that month, RBW confirmed that rock band M.A.S 0094 joined the label, as well as the changing of the band name to MAS (acronym for Make A Sound).[13] In July 2016, RBW debuted vocal group Vromance.[14]

In June 2018, RBW revealed that MAS would re-debut under the name "ONEWE" and RBW BOYZ as "ONEUS"

In the first half of 2018, Na Goeun represented RBW in the reality survival show Produce 48. She was eliminated in the third round of eliminations, finishing in 29th place.

In January 2019, RBW debuted ONEUS.

In May 2019, RBW re-debuted ONEWE.

Subsidiaries[edit]

Sub-labels[edit]

Cloud R[edit]

On May 27, 2016, RBW joint cooperation with Lee Seong-yeon established independent sub-label.[15][16]

All Right Music[edit]

All Right Music is an independent Hip hop label headed by rapper Basick and RBW producer Im Sang-hyuk.[1] Established in March 2017, the label was set up by RBW to focused hip hop scene. It was introduced their first artist: Big Tray, Marvel J and B.O.[17]

RBW Vietnam[edit]

Between 2018-2019 RBW established a sub agency in Vietnam for future auditions and artists.

Artists[edit]

Recording artists[edit]

Producer[18]

  • Kim Do-hoon
  • Lee Hoon-Sang
  • Park Woo-sang
  • Cosmic Sound & Cosmic Girl
  • Seo Yong-bae
  • Hwang Sung-jin
  • Lee Sang Ho
  • Kim Hyun Gyu
  • Choi Gap Won
  • Kwon Suk-hong
  • Choi Yong-chan
  • Yun Young-jun
  • Im Sang-hyuck
  • Song Jun-ho
  • Kim Ki-hyun
  • Jeon Da-woon
  • Mingkey

RBW Vietnam[edit]

TBA

Independent artists[edit]

All Right Music

  • Im Sang-hyuk (President)
  • Big Tray
  • Marvel J
  • B.O.

Former artists[edit]

Former recording artists[edit]

  • Geeks (2012-2016) (co-managed with HOW Entertainment)
  • ESna (2014–2017)
  • Phantom (2012–2017) (co-managed with Brand New Music)
  • OBROJECT (2014-2017) (Co-managed with TSN Entertainmet)
  • Monday Kiz (2016-2018)
  • P.O.P (2017-2018) (Co-managed with DWM Entertainment)
  • Yangpa (2015-2018)
  • Basick (2015-2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RBW, 힙합 레이블 확장…베이식 전폭적 지원". entertain.naver.com.
  2. ^ "The Top 10 Songwriters of 2012 (see #4)". Soompi. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ "작곡가 김도훈, 힙합트리오 론칭…'팬텀'". entertain.naver.com.
  4. ^ "긱스, 작곡가 김도훈이 설립한 WA엔터와 계약…팬텀과 한솥밥". entertain.naver.com.
  5. ^ "Hip-Hop Duo Geeks Signs Contract with Kim Do Hoon". KpopStarz. 18 December 2012.
  6. ^ "'화제의 신예' 마마무, 오늘(19일) '엠카'로 데뷔 신고식". entertain.naver.com.
  7. ^ "'썸' 작곡가 에스나, '아이 아이 러브 유'로 가수 데뷔". entertain.naver.com.
  8. ^ 배포금지>, <ⓒ 엔터테인먼트 전문 미디어 “텐아시아”무단전재. "'K팝스타' 오태석-홍대언더힙합크루 윤닭, 오브로젝트 데뷔곡 공개". entertain.naver.com.
  9. ^ "레인보우브릿지에이전시, 마마무 소속사 WA엔터 흡수합병". entertain.naver.com.
  10. ^ "양파, RBW와 전속계약 체결… 마마무, 베이식과 한솥밥". entertain.naver.com.
  11. ^ "베이식-빅트레이, RBW와 전속계약 체결 "왕성한 활동 지원하겠다"". news.naver.com.
  12. ^ "먼데이키즈 이진성, RBW와 전속계약…양파·마마무 한솥밥". entertain.naver.com.
  13. ^ "안녕하세요. RBW입니다". m.cafe.daum.net.
  14. ^ "솔라, 에릭남도 질투할 '남사친' 브로맨스 향한 애틋 응원". entertain.naver.com.
  15. ^ "마마무 소속사 RBW, 레이블 '클라우드R' 설립… 아티스트 발굴 앞장". 마마무 소속사 RBW, 레이블 '클라우드R' 설립… 아티스트 발굴 앞장. 31 May 2016.
  16. ^ "마마무 회사 RBW, 산하 레이블 클라우드R 설립". entertain.naver.com.
  17. ^ "RBW Forms New Hip Hop Label With Rapper Basick And Plans To Release Music With New Artists This Month". Soompi.
  18. ^ "Director & Producer". Retrieved May 15, 2018.

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