Woollim Entertainment

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Woollim Entertainment
Native name
울림 엔터테인먼트
Woollim 엔터테인먼트
FoundedOctober 1, 2003; 16 years ago (2003-10-01)
FounderLee Jung-yeop
HeadquartersSeongsan-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Lee Ji-young (CEO)
  • Music Production
  • Licensing
  • Artists Management
Revenue₩11,739,000,000 (2012)[1]
₩1,974,000,000 (2012)[1]
Total assets₩5,128,000,000 (2012)[1]
OwnerWoollim Holdings (67,10%)[2]
SM Culture & Contents (29%)
ParentSM Culture & Contents

Woollim Entertainment (Korean울림 엔터테인먼트; RRUllim Enteoteinmeonteu) is a South Korean entertainment company founded in 2003 by Lee Jung-yeop.

The label is home to artists such as Infinite, Lovelyz, Golden Child, Joo and Rocket Punch and also manages a number of actors, including Park Joo-hwan, Lee Jae-ahn, Byun Jun-seok.[3] It has also handled Epik High, Nell and actor Kim Min-seok.


In August 2013, Woollim Entertainment merged with SM Entertainment's subsidiary SM Culture & Contents (SM C&C) to form "Woollim Label", an independent record label whose music would be different from SM Entertainment's sounds with their own color of music and an eclectic lineup of artists.[4][5]

On March 21, 2016, SM C&C announced that it decided to separate its video content business from its music content business. SM C&C established Woollim Entertainment (Woollim Entertainment Co., Ltd) to handle its music content business, with SM C&C owning all stocks of the company. The partition came into effect on June 8, 2016.[6][7]


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  2. ^ (in Korean) https://namu.wiki/w/%EC%9A%B8%EB%A6%BC%EC%97%94%ED%84%B0%ED%85%8C%EC%9D%B8%EB%A8%BC%ED%8A%B8. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Woollim Entertainment". woolliment.com.
  4. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (August 9, 2013). "Woollim Entertainment Merges with SM C&C to Become Woollim Label". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "SM C&C, 울림엔터 합병…SM그룹 레이블 사업 본격화". Hankyung (in Korean). August 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "SM C&C-울림엔터, 3년만 사업 분할 결정". Newsen (in Korean). March 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "SM C&C, 음악콘텐츠 사업 물적분할 결정". Newsis (in Korean). March 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "넬, 울림엔터와 결별...10년 활동 종지부". Etoday. March 22, 2016.
  9. ^ ""호야 탈퇴"…인피니트, 완전체 깨고 6인조 축소 [공식입장]". TVReport. Naver. August 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "곽정욱 '소녀무덤' 캐스팅, 불량소년 기태로 변신…기대감". starnews. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  11. ^ "울림 측 "김민석과 전속계약 만료..재계약 NO"(공식)". Herald Pop. Naver. November 16, 2017.

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