SM Entertainment Will Release a Brand New Song Every Week with “Station”
Nicholas Kim, Jan. 27, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man has just announced a brand new SM project that the agency will start to use! On January 27th, during the “SMTOWN: New Culture Technology, 2016” conference event, Lee Soo Man stated that SM Entertainment would release digital single tracks every week via their new digital music channel “Station”! He commented, "Every week, 52 weeks out of the year, a new song will be launched through station."
The new system will release digital singles, collaboration tracks with overseas artists, new producers and brands for listeners to hear and enjoy. The weekly digital releases will begin with Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon’s new single titled “Rain”.
S.M. Entertainment (SM stands for Star Music or Soo Man -the label's founder's name) is a South Korean entertainment company, founded by Lee Soo-man. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, travel agency, film production company, music production company, event management and concert production firm as well as a music publishing house. A prominent entertainment company in South Korea, the label is one of the biggest record labels in the K-pop industry.
Once the home to the original Korean idol groups like H.O.T., S.E.S., Fly to the Sky and Shinhwa, the label itself is home to a roster of prominent K-pop recording artists that include BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO and Red Velvet where all have achieved domestic and international success. The company also manages a number of actors, including Go Ara, Kim Min-jong, Kim Ha-neul, Lee Yeon-heeand Kim Ian, among others. SM Entertainment also co-publishes Avex Trax releases for Japanese artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, and Koda Kumi, as well as Johnny's Entertainment acts like Arashi and KAT-TUN.