This issue includes exclusive interviews with Akdong Musician (AKMU) and WINNER.
‘AIA Real Life: NOW Festival 2014,’ which wildly excited fans by confirming world-renowned artists Lady Gaga and YG Family as the headliners, finally announced the public sales.
Public On-Sale: May 29th, 2014 (Thu) 8PM
Dates: August 15, 2014 (Fri) ~ August 16, 2014 (Sat)
Venue: Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium
- 1-day pass: ₩126,000/ 2-day pass: ₩185,000
- Platinum 1-day pass: ₩220,000 (a limited number of 1,000 tickets per day)
Age Limitations: 15th: 7+ / 16th and 2-day pass: 18+
Tickets available at Interpark, YES24, Gmarket
More @ http://www.facebook.com/reallifenow
Source: YG-Family Official Facebook Page
2NE1's CL reveals an adorable photos with Tablo's daughter Haru.
She updated her Instagram on 5th May, she's seen hugging Haru in the photo while kissing her on the lips.
Fans commented, "lucky Haru","so cute","I want a kiss to" and etc.
[TV리포트=김예나 기자] 2 tracks for 2NE1, 3 for AKDONG MUSICIAN (AKMU) and 4 for G-DRAGON (GD)… These are the number of title tracks for the artists’ full albums. Most artists focus on one title track, but YG Entertainment’s musicians play the game with more than 2.
On April 7, AKMU’s debut album “PLAY” was unveiled. The two very different songs “200%” and “MELTED” were the titles. YG promised that the final title track will be chosen by the fans. On April 14, it was confirmed their final title track is “GIVE LOVE.” AKMU is currently in Japan, filming a music video for the final title track.
2NE1, who released a 2nd full album in February, also had two title tracks “COME BACK HOME” and “GOTTA BE YOU.”
When GD unveiled his full album last September, there were whopping 4 title songs. With “BLACK (Feat. JENNIE KIM),” “WHO YOU?” “CROOKED,” and “NILIRIA,” GD performed dynamically on different TV channels.
Going further back, LEEHI’s debut album had “IT’S OVER” and “ROSE” as double titles, while EPIK HIGH’s 7th full album had “UP (Feat. BOM)” and “DON’T HATE ME.”
On this, YG’s founder YANG told TV Report, “Title tracks are based on filming music videos. I have always thought music videos are very important. When an artist releases a new song, the first impression they have on the public is the most important. Thus music videos that are exposed before TV show performances are that much more significant.”
So that is the reason YANG puts so much effort on music videos. K-Pop videos are watched by fans across the globe through YouTube and other channels. They learn the song through these videos, which leads to a creation of fandom. The best example is PSY’s “GANGNAM STYLE.”
“International fans show great interest in YG artists like PSY, BIGBANG and 2NE1. In the past, music was about listening and feeling it. But now the visual part has become important. Many commented that AKMU’s music video of “MELTED” was like watching a film. This is why we do not hold back on investing in music videos, which will help the artists and the songs stand out.”
YG artists prefer multiple title tracks, and they film music videos for each one. They reduce the portion of TV promotion, and instead, strengthen the actual contents to fulfill the satisfaction of fans home and abroad.
YANG said with confidence, “Unlike TV appearances, music videos can have longer-lasting power. As things change quickly, the system is changing as well. People respond to this. It is important to apply these changes for the artists. YG aims to make bold investments in music videos, so the music can expand through a different route.”
2014. 4. 16.
East Meets West, AIA Real Life: NOW Festival 2014
LADY GAGA & YG FAMILY
PSY, BIGBANG, 2NE1 and more.
Global Artists rock on the Real Life Stage!
Venue: Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium, Seoul
August 15 (Friday): PSY, BIGBANG, 2NE1, WINNER, etc.
August 16 (Saturday): LADY GAGA
Ticket Selling Dates:
Early Bird Sale: April 17 (Thursday) 8 PM / Limited tickets at 20% discount
Public On-Sale: April 21st (Monday) 8 PM
1-day Pass: ₩126,000
2-day Pass: ₩185,000
Platinum 1-day Pass: ₩220,000
Pre-sale tickets available at:
YES24 (ticket.yes24.com): 1544-6399
Sponsored by: AIA Korea
Presented by: Live Nation Korea and YG Entertainment
Marketing Partner: Parallel Media Group
Sources: SBS, Now Festival KR Facebook
[엑스포츠뉴스=대중문화부] BIGBANG’s SEUNGRI unveiled a photo from YG FAMILY CONCERT.
On his Instagram, he uploaded a photo with a caption that said, “2night we’re golden. BIGBANG in 大阪 (Osaka). YG FAMILY POWER TOUR” on April 12.
In the photo, BIGBANG’s DAESUNG, SEUNGRI, TAEYANG, T.O.P and G-DRAGON are all posing for the camera.
Dressed in fancy gold, the five show off different charms from charismatic faces to comical gestures.
The “2014 YG FAMILY CONCERT” held in Japan’s Osaka Kyocera Dome on April 12 was joined by 50,000 fans, ending in great success. The concert showcased YG artists from BIGBANG to 2NE1, EPIK HIGH, LEEHI, WINNER and WIN’s TEAM B who all delivered dynamic performances.
2014. 4. 14.
Originally posted by: YG Life
[OSEN=김사라 기자] BIGBANG’s TAEYANG showed his full affection for LEE HARU, the daughter of TABLO from EPIK HIGH.
On his Instagram, TAEYANG posted a photo with a caption “My superstar #HARU” on April 13.
In the photo TAEYANG is kissing HARU on the cheek. HARU, who is in her father’s arms, has her eyes wide open. The friendship between TABLO and TAEYANG is also shown in the picture.
Internet users commented, “A cute picture of TAEYANG,” “HARU is so cute,” and “Everyone looks great. HARU’s expression is cute.”
Meanwhile, BIGBANG and EPIK HIGH took part in “2014 YG FAMILY CONCERT” held in Japan’s Osaka Kyocera Dome on April 12.
2014. 4. 14.
Originally posted by: YG Life
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[TRANS via kristinekwak] "Same beanie different feel #2ne1 #jjangme"
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