Happy Face Entertainment have launched legal action against YG Entertainment after YG failed to debut the winning group from their survival program, MIXNINE.
Happy Face is asking for $9000 USD for money they lost on their artist Woo Jin Young, who placed first on MIXNINE and was expected to debut in the program's winning group.
“YG initially stated that their management period will last 4 months but they suddenly extended it to 3 years," Happy Face said in a statement.
"This time agreement is disadvantageous to small companies. YG Entertainment kept leaning towards the debut plans falling through unless we agreed to the 3-year terms. It was just a power play from a major entertainment label.
“YG did not fulfill their conditions that they will pay for all of the expenses, such as training, that was incurred during the program. Having believed that Woo Jin Young will debut under YG Entertainment, we paid for his training, makeup, clothes, and transportation expenses for about six months."
The agency added: "We have not received the revenue from music distribution as stated in the contract either.”
You can read the full statement over at allkpop.
MIXNINE aired on JTBC last year. Expectations for the series were initially high due to YG Entertainment's involvement, but the series turned out to be a ratings disappointment, recording a dismal 0% in viewer ratings.
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