Friday, November 19, 2010


Cute Junsu blushing when I told him the fans want a remake of OH MY GOD SUN!!! Classic Junsu!


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A tweet from JYJ's close friend John has confirmed that JYJ did in fact release "The Beginning" on iTunes today. Again - THE MUSIC ON ITUNES IS NOT FRAUDULENT.
Please support JYJ on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jyj/id404932576

Please accept my deepest apologizes. I personally accept complete responsibility for the mishap.

I will leave my original article up for you to read. Perhaps you will understand my reasons for believing what I did.

Please feel to contact my at Rachel@DBSKnights.net

Again, my deepest apologies,
Rachel (MrCKDexter)


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American JYJ fans, please be aware that the JYJ "The Beginning" album available for download on iTunes is in fact STOLEN music.

Notice that the publishing company is listed as "Show shop entertainment co. ltd". If you search for it, you will find that it does not exist. This is not JYJ's company, but a fraud making money from the illegal upload of JYJ's music.

The Beginning is produced by Show Shop Entertainment and distributed by Warner Music worldwide - NOT "Show shop entertainment co. ltd."

Sadly, this is not the first time this has happened. Check out Koreaboo's article about fraudulent sales of Kpop songs on iTunes from last month.

Also notice the lack of announcement from JYJ's official sources on twitter, facebook and elsewhere. If JYJ officially made their music available on iTunes, there would be news!

Please do not be fooled. This is stolen music!

Jaejoong's performance of "It's Only My World" is one of the best!
I love how the boys range out into other genres with their solos ^^
How about Changmin's epic rocker "WILD SOUL" from Tokyo Dome? HOT!
These photos were taken on September 7th but weren't released until a few days ago



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This New Limited Edition of JYJ's The Beginning includes a 36-page photobook with lyrics, a rolled poster (94cm x 64cm), and two bonus remix tracks. Rolled poster is shipped separately in a protective cardboard tube; poster and CD shipments may arrive at different times.
Behind the Storm Attack of Korean Idols
This article summarizes the whole contents of the 30 minutes' program.


TODAY'S CLOSE-UP

Behind the Storm Attack of Korean Idols
Great Deal of Investment on a worldwide basis in order to discover artists
November 17, 2010 18:34


Everyday, you can hear the group names of the Korean K-POP artists such as KARA and SNSD in the media. This year (2010), it is said that 25 K-POP groups came to Japan.

According to the program “Today’s Close-Up”, this is not a peculiar phenomena in Japan. K-POP has evoked enthusiasm in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and other Asian countries. It has been said for the umpteenth time, but even in this field, Japan has been replaced by another country.

“I do not know Japanese singers. I know SNSD.” (Male, Thailand) is an example.
“The days that J-POP dominated to the chart has ended, and these few years, K-POP has replaced them.” says Masayuki Furuya, a music journalist.

Kim Young Min, the CEO for SM Entertainment (which brought to market Tohoshinki, BoA, SNSD) says, “There is an ideal style in order to achieve popularity in Asia”.
They are focusing on dance music which has performance power, even though the language may be different.


Gather 100 thousand for auditions, and only a few pass

CEO Kim boasts “We are investing large sum of money for discovering/training artists, as the same as the research and development costs in general companies. Yearly amount of 200 million yen (approx US$2394400) are spent on discovering new faces. 100 thousand gather for the auditions, and only a few people pass them.

Even when you get to be the trainee, there will be out and out lessons and training for 5 hours every day, for a maximum period of 7 years.

“(During the trainee period) We were only able to sleep about 4 hours each day.
We cleaned up the training room early in the morning, and practiced for more than ten hours.” (Tohoshinki, Yunho)

When the debut approaches, they will study the language of the country they will make the debut. The contents seems to be difficult, not easy contents like half-listening.”
Spending money for discovering new faces and giving Spartan education--- these are stories which can be heard of Japan’s idols’ educating system. However, we rarely hear about attracting talented people on a worldwide basis, and think about their overseas activities even before their debut.
According to Furuya, the original Korea music market is small, and CD sales are extremely unfavorable, so it is necessary to target overseas. Those “one’s back against the wall” situation may be the road to success.
Additionally, their vision is to make profit not only by CD sales but through total performances such as concerts, events, and TV appearances. It is in contrast with Japanese entertainment, which is cautious in breaking through the Asian market regarding copyright issues.
When the program focus on Japan oriented contents, Japanese animation (cartoon film) is popular overseas. The anime songs have a high standing. In the end, music also finds a way out in two dimension (animation).

(Written by Bond Yagyuu)


NHK Today's Close-up (broadcasted on November 16, 2010, "Behind the Storm Attack of Korean Idols")

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1. Arashi
2. Tohoshinki
3. EXILE
4. Mukai Osamu
5. Fukuyama Masaharu

*History of Tohoshinki rankings
2008 - 4th place for men
2009 - 2nd place for men

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Yoochun Uploads a Picture and Thanks John
(Yoochun) http://yfrog.com/m9g8rgj (6:20am KST)
(Yoochun) @elbowyeish I sincerely thank you~hyung!! I'm sure you feel this way about us too but to us, you are an asset and a joy!! (11:13am KST)

Followed by Junsu Thanking John as Well and Nawwww
(Junsu) @elbowyeish When I see you and Misook noona, you make me think 'When I get married, I want to live just like them'..^^ I'm always grateful~ (12:00pm KST)

Junsu NEEDS to Follow Brian Joo, and Then Does
(Junsu) Brian hyung!!? Anyone out there know his username so I can follow him!!???? (12:15pm KST)
(Brian) @0101xiahtic Junsu... it's me~!! Follow me kekeke (12:19pm KST)
(Junsu) @Brianjoomuzik Hyung!! Are you in LA right now!!?^^hahaha (12:24pm KST)

Who's dat? I don't get this conversation....
(Ung Uh) @0101xiahtic Just now..Sitting in front of my laptop..I thought about the Big Mac I'm going to eat tomorrow.. I don't know why I suddenly feel like eating a burger..I'm going to sleep tonight treasuring this delicious thought.. What I'm feeling today.. I will show it all.......... at McDonalds tomorrow (4:01pm KST)
(Junsu) @ung_uh haha I thought I'd read this before somewhere.. I can't not reply to this...hahahaha (4:09pm KST)
(T/N: This is a parody of a tweet Junsu wrote on October 30th "(Junsu) Just now.. In my hotel room.. I wrote the lyrics for the first song we will perform at the concert.. I don't know why I was suddenly flooded by memories of the past.. (3:18am KST)")

Junsu shows off his Dance Crew Again, Entices us to Come to the Jamshil Concert
(Junsu) The best tumbling man..who showed off his amazing tumbling skills at Michael Jackson's last concert!! I seriously think he turns at least 10 times in 4~5 seconds..I couldn't help but watch with my mouth open.. his twister etc..It's like he's levitating in mid-air..lol http://yfrog.com/44l83j (4:32pm KST)
(Junsu) Look out for him at Jamshil~ The 18-year-old tumbling boy!! You will all be amazed.. (4:37pm KST)

WTF JUNSU IS REPLYING TO FANS EVERBODY SCREAM AND SPAM lolol
(YeJi) @0101xiahtic Junsu, right now, I feel like I could type till my fingers break and send you any kind of mention you want...lol Does Jaejoong hyung want some too...? lol Anyway, let's all meet in the timeline right now, go go go go~! Let's go in search of mentions Ah, it's hard to sync this to your tweet.. Throw me a mention, please... kekekekekeke (4:36pm KST)
(Junsu) @JangYeJi Oh, oh~ Ms. Ye Ji, pass!! (4:40pm KST) (T/N: He uses '통' which was from SungKyunKwan Scandal, meaning 'Pass')
(T/N: This is a parody of a tweet Junsu wrote on November 14th that goes like this "(Junsu) Yoochun, right now, I feel like I could rip all the hairs out of my head and give you as many as you want... lol Does Jaejoong hyung want some too..? lol anyway, let's all meet in Yoochun's room right now, go go go go~! Let's go search for the GeumDeungJiSa. (6:16pm KST)"

Junsu Promotes JYJ's Album Release on iTunes
(Junsu) JYJ's songs have finally been officially released on iTunes today. Please listen to our songs~^^ (4:48pm KST)

Jae...?
(Jaejoong) This is bad.. (10:25pm KST)
(Jaejoong) It's going to be all right. (10:42pm KST)

Source: [Yoochun+Junsu+Others' Twitter]
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cat Lady Longs for His Kitties
(Junsu) Tigger..Leo, I miss you ..ㅠ http://yfrog.com/0osdbngj (4:51am KST)
(T/N: This tweet has been bumped up to the 101118 Master Post)

Yoochun's Got a Feelin' That Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night (I kinda feel like dancing now)
(Yoochun) The warmth of this night~and great people have filled up this perfect space!! http://yfrog.com/696kqj (2:16pm KST)

Junsu Shows off JYJ's Dancers, Doesn't Mention Any Names... ;)
(Junsu) JYJ's supreme dance team~ They're all America's best existing dancers who have worked as back dancers for stars like Christina Aguilera, Britney and Michael Jackson.. We're all anticipating the day we meet with fans at Jamshil..^^Hwaiting~!! http://yfrog.com/2rzdmpj (2:42pm KST)
(T/N: By the way, Junsu put Christina Aguilena, not Aguilera.... I don't think names are his strong point > <)

First He gets his name Tweeted Wrong, Now He's been Forgotten.. Poor Ryan *pat pat*
(Junsu) Ah!! After taking the pictures, I've realized that Roostin, who I introduced yesterday, and Telisha aren't there~ Eek. I'm Sorry!!!! lol (2:43pm KST)

Source: [Yoochun+Junsu's Twitter]
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Source: Lyndsey Parker's Twitter
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‘DBSG’ Changmin and ‘CNBLUE’ Lee Jonghyun warm encounter received a lot of response from the fans.

In one interview with a Japanese magazine Lee Jonghyun stated, “I met DBSG Choikang Changmin in the airport once and I was touched when he said that he bought our album.”

On the interview with Elle Japan last July, when asked which music artist he currently put on repeat, Choikang Changmin picked CNBLUE.

Both fans who saw the interview excerpts commented:

“Ah.. so they knew each other.”
“Really surprsing”
“A warm meeting between 2 nice men”

Meanwhile, Choikang Changmin is currently participating on the SMTOWN LIVE 10 world tour, while Lee Jonghyun made his acting debut in ‘Acoustic’ last Oct 18th.

Source: The Star
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

U.S. visa application is denied, yet the concert showcases progress normally despite difficult challenges, JYJ chose to keep his promise to share a stage with the fans .

On the past 12th in the morning, group JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) got their US performing Visa (P1) denied, hence the normal progress of their showcase wasn’t able to continue. Regarding this matter, many entertainment industry officials threw concern gaze as it would be a burden for the group to step in United States known as world’s largest music market without performing visa.

However, they chose to continue going on stage to keep promise to fans and proceed a drastic transition from a commercial (paid) showcase to free performances showcase. ‘Turns the crisis into oportunity’ was the decision made.

Having a free showcase means expectations didn’t work out as planned and they even wanted to give up during times of crisis. “Yet we considered it as a process of a successful American debut,” stating a resolute decision.

JYJ members reassured the fans, “It does not matter whether the performances is free or paid, what matters is to deliver an unforgettable stage to the fans” the members put the promise, “We will pour all of our passion to the world in the worldwide showcase we prepared for the United States”

Regardless these twists and turns they had to face, the first showcase held at Hammerstein at Manhattan, New York in the evening of the 12th was filled with an explosion of interest from the local fans led the showcase to conduct succesfully. The auditorium which can accommodate a total of 3,000 fans was packed with fans that cheered ‘wonderful JYJ’ to the live performance of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu.

Starting at 6 am local fans from all over regions already flocked in the eastern United States, resulting on the excess of capacity of more than 7,000 people just before the show, caused them to paralyze the traffic for a while. Seeing from this spectacular incident, it’s easy to measure the extent of popularity of the members in United States.

Following the showcase in New York, on the 14th they headed to Las Vegas where the second showcase was held at Planet Hollywood hotel which also received passionate atmosphere. The auditorium was packed with more than 7,000 fans and prior to the showcase they gathered around the hotel area cried for ‘JYJ’. Las Vegas main street was filled with battle of cheering and cries of fans from across the United States.

Especially for this evening concert, eventhough there were a lot of Korean fans live in United States who attended, yet nearly half of the seats were occupied by foreigners, proving that the worldwide showcase indeed met its target.

After performing, JYJ said their impression “We ever stood on stages, that’s true, but now we come to an attempt to create truly genuine stage of ourselves. Many fans from Asia and United States stood up cheering for us, thus we will create music that expresses our happiness (to them) and sing with our heart.”

This craze for JYJ is also showed in the great interests of United States’ based magazines and local media, who are optimistic about the success of their debut. They wisely turned the worst situation of the visa denial to an assesment into the U.S. music market, paving the way for a successful expansion that will follow. The fans are specially impressed by how JYJ overcame such a moment of crisis with such ‘positive force’.

With New York and Las Vegas performances had been completed, JYJ will hold their final showcase in the coming 19th in Los Angeles, United States. The group’s crisis management skill is getting more compelling right now to face unexpected challenges as blessing in disguise and switch the crisis magically to opportunities.


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TVXQ's 3 members (Kim Jaejoong-Kim Junsu-Park Yoochun) and SM Entertainment battled fiercely in court over the question of the validity of their exclusive contract.

At the hearing of Civil Case No. 48 (Chief Prosecuting Attorney Lee Lim) at the Seoul District Courts on the 16th, the first date of pleading, the representatives of SM and the trio refused to back down from their stances as they respectively stated, 'TVXQ's contract period of 13 years was inevitable for their entrance into foreign markets' and, 'The period of the contract was decided upon without the consent of the members.'

SM's legal representative explained that, "The period of the contract was agreed upon as both sides shared mutual financial purposes and motives," and "As TVXQ was created with the purpose of targeting foreign markets from the start, the long contract period was an established and agreed upon prerequisite for a stable entry into foreign markets."

He emphasized that, "If there was a lack of support or an unfair income distribution during TVXQ's activities, the exclusive contract would be a problem, however, TVXQ has always received the best treatment possible that is far superior to that of other artistes in the industry."

Also, the representative added, "The trio did not raise a single objection regarding the content of the contract since their debut, until they decided to bring up the problems of the exclusive contract after they clashed with the agency on the issue of the cosmetic company they actively invested in during the months of 2008," and "They have been neglecting their activities, stating the lawsuit as a reason for their neglect, and because of this, the other members and the agency have been incurring immense damages."

Regarding this, the trio's legal representative refuted the previous statements as he said, "The Fair Trade Commission has acknowledged seven years as the maximum length of a contract," and "TVXQ's contract was invalid from the start as there have always been unfair clauses within the contract including unfair income distribution, excessive compensation penalties and a contract period that is too long."

He emphasized that, "We cannot accept SM's stance and the agency's claim for compensation when their entire argument is based off an invalid contract," and "Before we pick at anything else, we must make it clear whether this contract is valid or not."

(omitted)

The next hearing will be held on December 7th, at 2pm at the Seoul District Courts, and two SM employees will attend as witnesses and testify on what the situation was like when the contract was signed.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yoochun Rambles to his Family
(Yoochun) Father~Mother~Yoohwan~Are you all well?? I'm in LA now....I'll bring home a big salary~so eat anything you want to eat!! (5:45am KST)

Yoochun's using his body as a canvas again
(Yoochun) A new tattoo!! Go go go!! (6:35am KST)

Jaejoong likes Warm Weather
(Jaejoong) LA is warm ^^ (6:45am KST)

What's Shane buying them?
(Shane) I'll buy @0101xiahtic @mjjeje @6002theMicky #JYJismydongsengs #JYJMC (2:19pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @shaneyoon What are you going to buy us~?^^ (5:59pm KST)

Oppa or Hyung, now THAT is the question
(Ji Bin) @mjjeje Jaejoong hyung, what are you doing right now? (5:30pm KST)
(T/N: He use the Japanese term for older brother "niichan")
(Jaejoong) @Actor_ParkJiBin Ji Bin, you do realize that you called me oppa, right.. ha You should have just called me Unnie ha (6:24pm KST)
(Ji Bin) @mjjeje You can use Niichan for both hyung and oppa...!!!!! (7:04pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @Actor_ParkJiBin Niichan。。The whole feel of your words made it sound like 'Oppa' to me..haha (7:10pm KST)
(Ji Bin) @mjjeje Is that so...ㅠㅠ Then what am I supposed to say, hyung? (7:14pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @Actor_ParkJiBin Just not Nii~ Not Aniki~ Not Chan~ Just call me by my name. Everything else makes my ears tickle (T/N: 'It's weird to hear') (7:14pm KST)
(Ji Bin) @mjjeje kekekekekekekekeke Then should I call you just ジェジュン? (7:15pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @Actor_ParkJiBin Just call me by my name^^ (7:16pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @Actor_ParkJiBin What's Ji Bin-kun doing right now? (7:19pm KST)

Who's John? We don't know either, but hey, he's thanking Jaejoong!
(John) Jaejoong...Thanks to you... I arrived in LA safely... kekeke (7:20am KST)
(Jaejoong) @elbowyeish Hyung~~I lost my phone ㅠㅠ so I can't call you (6:26pm KST)

Jaejoong found his phone! Yay~
(Jaejoong) I found my phone^^ (6:59pm KST)
(Gun Young) @mjjeje You lost your phone? (7:03pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @zerotic0124 But I found it again ^^ (7:10pm KST)

Nawwwwwwwww♥
(Jaejoong) Let's work hard for our last US showcase^^ (8:06pm KST)
(Jaejoong) JYJ hwaiting..! (8:12pm KST)

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Broadcast time: November 17th (Wed) at 25:45 – 26:11 (or 01:45 am – 02:11 am)

This year’s top three spots of CD sales rank are expected to be dominated by Korea girl group who debuted as rookie in Japan. Currently the sensation of K-POP has swept across Asia including Japan.

The background that builds the strength of K-POP corresponds to the young ages, enormous talent, along with well positioning strategy in customers taste and export industry . Today for the first time TV camera will explore the field of training in Korea’s largest talent agency SM Entertainment where in current most popular group ‘TVXQ’ and ‘Shoujo Jidai (SNSD)’ settled. In addition, there’s a solo interview with the leader of currently hiatus group TVXQ who’s gaining immense popularity, U-Know Yunho. In order to acquire a thorough live performance, young age trainees have to cover a long-term training period. Hence K-POP artists mostly not only active in music scenes but they’re also working in various field of entertainment industries, the thing that could drive the overall nation’ economy. How the Koreans manage the backstage of K-POP whirlwind shall be a good point of view to Japan which already come to idea of using the momentum Korea artists had begun to explore future strategy of expanding its cultural and music content.

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Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun, and Youngwoong Jaejoong had started their activities under the name JYJ earlier this year and now the rest of Dong Bang duo U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin who are still under SM Entertainment are going to live the name TVXQ with their upcoming comeback activities. According to one official of music industry, currently the two members are finalizing their new album work, and are busy with dance practice accordingly. The rest of concepts such as costumes and hair styles are progressing into final discussion therefore it’s most likely possible for the comeback to hold in sometime next month.

U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin already started to hint public about their comeback by launching a new song ‘Maximum’ during their performance in SMTOWN Live in last August. At the event, the two members were introduced as Dong Bang Shin Ki, clearly showed that the duo comeback will have connection to TVXQ original music characteristic unlike JYJ who tries to differentiate their music from those in the TVXQ days.

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