Big Hit Entertainment is home to K-pop supergroup BTS (above), but there other companies with plenty of clout in the South Korean music industry. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment Big Hit Entertainment is home to K-pop supergroup BTS (above), but there other companies with plenty of clout in the South Korean music industry. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
Big Hit Entertainment is home to K-pop supergroup BTS (above), but there other companies with plenty of clout in the South Korean music industry. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment

Who runs K-pop? Big Hit, backers of BTS, Kakao, label of IU, and CJ ENM, with Mnet music channel, loosen grip of ‘Big Three’ SM, JYP and YG

  • Three companies have dominated Korean pop music and entertainment for years, but the hold of rivals such as Big Hit Entertainment, newly listed, is tightening
  • Big Hit recently struck partnership deals with Blackpink’s label YG Entertainment, tech giant Naver, and Universal Music Group – a growing trend in K-pop

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Big Hit Entertainment is home to K-pop supergroup BTS (above), but there other companies with plenty of clout in the South Korean music industry. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment Big Hit Entertainment is home to K-pop supergroup BTS (above), but there other companies with plenty of clout in the South Korean music industry. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
Big Hit Entertainment is home to K-pop supergroup BTS (above), but there other companies with plenty of clout in the South Korean music industry. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
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