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HYBE Co., Ltd.
Native name
하이브
Haibeu
TypePublic
KRX: 352820
Industry
Genre
Founded
  • February 1, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-02-01)[a]
  • March 31, 2021; 21 months ago (2021-03-31)[b]
FounderBang Si-hyuk
Headquarters
Yongsan Trade Center, Yongsan,[1] Seoul
,
South Korea
Key people
  • Bang Si-hyuk (Chairman)
  • Park Ji-won (CEO)
  • Scooter Braun (CEO, HYBE America)
  • Han Hyun-rock (CEO, HYBE Japan)
Services
  • Music Production, Publishing, New Artist Development, Artist Management
  • 360° Business, IP, Platform & Education Business
RevenueIncrease ₩1.2 trillion (2021)
Increase ₩141 billion (2021)
Owner
Number of employees
Approx. 1000 (As of December 2020)[3]
SubsidiariesSee subsidiaries
Websitewww.hybecorp.com Edit this at Wikidata

Hybe Co., Ltd.[4] (Korean하이브, stylized as HYBE Corporation) is a South Korean multinational entertainment company established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk as Big Hit Entertainment Co., Ltd. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and as a music publishing house. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including Big Hit Music, Source Music, Pledis Entertainment, Belift Lab, KOZ Entertainment, and ADOR, collectively known as Hybe Labels.

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Korean language

Korean language

Korean is the native language for about 80 million people, mostly of Korean descent. It is the official and national language of both North Korea and South Korea, but over the past 75 years of political division, the two Koreas have developed some noticeable vocabulary differences. Beyond Korea, the language is recognised as a minority language in parts of China, namely Jilin Province, and specifically Yanbian Prefecture and Changbai County. It is also spoken by Sakhalin Koreans in parts of Sakhalin, the Russian island just north of Japan, and by the Koryo-saramcode: kor promoted to code: ko in parts of Central Asia. The language has a few extinct relatives which—along with the Jeju language (Jejuan) of Jeju Island and Korean itself—form the compact Koreanic language family. Even so, Jejuan and Korean are not mutually intelligible with each other. The linguistic homeland of Korean is suggested to be somewhere in contemporary Northeast China. The hierarchy of the society from which the language originates deeply influences the language, leading to a system of speech levels and honorifics indicative of the formality of any given situation.

Bang Si-hyuk

Bang Si-hyuk

Bang Si-hyuk, known professionally as "Hitman" Bang, is a South Korean lyricist, composer, producer, and record executive. He is the founder of Big Hit Music and Hybe Corporation, and chairman of the latter.

Record label

Record label

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark of music recordings and music videos, or the company that owns it. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos, while also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists, and maintaining contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label", derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information.

Event management

Event management

Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of small and/or large-scale personal or corporate events such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, weddings, formal parties, concerts, or conventions. It involves studying the brand, identifying its target audience, devising the event concept, and coordinating the technical aspects before actually launching the event.

Big Hit Music

Big Hit Music

Big Hit Music is a South Korean music label established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk. It was re-branded and re-structured into an independent label under Hybe Corporation in March 2021. As of date, the label is home to soloist Lee Hyun, and boy groups BTS and Tomorrow X Together. It previously managed soloist Lim Jeong-hee, and groups 8Eight, 2AM, and co-managed Glam.

Source Music

Source Music

Source Music is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2009 by So Sung-jin. In July 2019, the company was acquired by Hybe Corporation, making the company part of the collective term "Hybe Labels". The company currently manages girl group Le Sserafim, and previously managed soloist Kan Mi-youn and girl groups Glam and GFriend.

Pledis Entertainment

Pledis Entertainment

Pledis Entertainment is a South Korean entertainment company founded by Han Sung-Soo in 2007. The label is home to actress Nana, Hwang Min-hyun, Baekho, and K-pop groups Seventeen and Fromis 9. Its name originates from the pleiades, a star cluster in the constellation Taurus.

History

2005–2021: Big Hit Entertainment Co., Ltd

Big Hit Entertainment was founded on February 1, 2005,[5] and signed the vocal trio 8Eight in 2007.[6] In 2010, the company signed a joint management contract with JYP Entertainment over the boy group 2AM.[7] That year, Bang Si-hyuk signed RM as the first member of BTS and launched nationwide auditions to recruit other members for the group.[8] BTS made their debut under Big Hit on June 13, 2013.[9]

In 2012, the company signed Lim Jeong-hee,[10] and formed the girl group GLAM as a collaboration with Source Music.[11] The group was active until 2014, when it was disbanded due to a controversy involving one of its members Kim Da-hee—Kim was sentenced to prison after being found guilty of blackmailing actor Lee Byung-hun.[12][13][14]

Following the end of the joint contract between Big Hit and JYP in April 2014, three members of 2AM returned to JYP. Lee Chang-min remained with Big Hit to continue with his solo career and as part of the duo Homme.[7] 8Eight disbanded later that year, after Baek Chan and Joo Hee's contracts with Big Hit ended.[6]

In May 2015, Lim Jeong-hee parted ways with the agency, following the expiration of her three-year contract,[10] and Signal Entertainment Group, a KOSDAQ-listed company specializing in artist management and television production, acquired Big Hit through a KR₩6 billion convertible bond.[15] In early 2016, Big Hit ended their stake relationship with Signal and made a full settlement of the bonds.[16][17]

In February 2018, Homme disbanded after member Changmin's contract came to an end. He left the company to start his own agency, while Lee Hyun continued on as a solo artist.[18] In August, Big Hit and CJ E&M released information stating plans to create a joint entertainment agency, with ownership split 52% to the latter and 48% to the former.[19][20] Filed under the name Belift, the agency debuted its first boy group Enhypen in November 2020.[21] In October, BTS renewed and extended their contract with the agency for seven more years.[22] Big Hit was voted Best Investment Company of the Year at the 2018 Korea VC Awards in December.[23]

Big Hit debuted its second male group, Tomorrow X Together (TXT), in March 2019.[24] Also that month, former CBO Lenzo Yoon was appointed as co-CEO alongside Bang.[25] Yoon would focus on the business components of the company while Bang's focus would be on creative production.[26] In July 2019, the agency acquired Source Music,[27] and in August, the video game firm Superb.[28] Thanks to the Weverse and Weverse Shop[c] apps developed by its subsidiary beNX, Big Hit was chosen as the fourth most innovative company of 2020 worldwide by Fast Company.[30]

In May 2020, Big Hit became the majority shareholder of Pledis Entertainment. While the label retained its independence, its roster of artists would now be promoted more widely outside of South Korea with Big Hit's support.[31] The Fair Trade Commission (hereinafter KFTC) approved the acquisition in October.[32] Big Hit acquired KOZ Entertainment, a record label founded by rapper Zico, the following month.[33]

In January 2021, news media reported that Big Hit and beNX had invested a combined ₩70 billion (US$63 million) in YG Plus, acquiring a 17.9% stake in the company in a merchandising and distribution deal that would see the aforementioned's artists join Weverse's social media and shop platforms.[34][35][36] Naver Corporation later invested ₩354.8 billion ($321 million) in beNX, acquiring 49% of the subsidiary. In return, it transferred its V Live video streaming service to the latter for the development of a new integrated fan community platform. beNX was eventually renamed Weverse Company Inc. subsequent to the Naver deal.[37] The merger was approved by the KFTC in May.[38] On February 17, Big Hit and Universal Music Group (UMG) announced a strategic partnership between the two companies that will see them collaborate on various music and technology-related endeavours.[39] At the forefront of this is a joint venture between Big Hit and Geffen Records—a UMG flagship label—to debut a global boy group through a new, Los Angeles-based label, with a global audition program set to air in 2022. Big Hit will be responsible for selecting and training the artists, while UMG will be in charge of music production, global distribution, and marketing.[40] Additionally, more UMG artists will join Weverse, which is already home to Gracie Abrams, New Hope Club, and Alexander 23—Yungblud is next in line to join the platform.[41] On February 25, Big Hit announced a ₩4 billion ($3.6 million) investment in a Korea-based AI company, Supertone, that specializes in creating hyper-realistic voices using technology.[42]

2021–present: Hybe Corporation

Big Hit announced its rebranding into an entertainment lifestyle platform company under the name Hybe Corporation in March 2021.[43] The company underwent a complete organizational restructuring, which also saw the name "Big Hit Entertainment" (as relates to music operations) become Big Hit Music under Hybe's new Labels division—the rename was approved at a shareholders meeting on the 30th.[44][45] The company relocated to its newly completed headquarters in the Yongsan Trade Center in Yongsan District on the 22nd.[44][1] The rebrand went into effect on the 31st.[46] Hybe acquired Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings and all its properties, including SB Projects[d] and Big Machine Label Group, through its subsidiary Hybe America[e] in April.[47][48] The corporation invested $950 million (₩1.07 trillion) into the America branch to finance the buyout[49]—$1.05 billion was paid to Ithaca shareholders and bondholders.[50] BH Odyssey Merger Sub, a newly created subsidiary of Hybe America, facilitated the acquisition, and was later dissolved after the deal's finalization.[51][52] Minority shareholder and original investor The Carlyle Group sold its stake in Ithaca as part of the deal. Braun joined Hybe's board while Scott Borchetta retained his position as CEO of Big Machine.[47][53] That same month, Time named Hybe one of the "100 Most Influential Companies of 2021", under the "Pioneers" section.[54]

Japanese streaming platform Showroom announced a business and capital partnership with Hybe in May, to improve its domestic services and expand access to Japanese content in South Korea, the United States, and globally.[55][56] Hybe was added to the MSCI Korea index on the 12th—the index updated on the 28th.[57] Following a second organizational restructuring, Bang resigned as CEO on July 1 to return his focus to music production. He was replaced by Park Ji-won, but retained his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors.[58][59] In November, Hybe entered into an equity-based partnership with Korean fintech company Dunamu to develop a joint venture NFT business for the creation of digital assets.[60][61] It acquired a 2.6% stake in the company for ₩500 billion ($423.8 million) while Dunamu received a 5.6% stake in Hybe for ₩700 billion ($590 million).[61][62] On November 11, Hybe won a Red Dot Design Award in the Brands & Communication Design category at the 2021 Red Dot Design Awards, for its new corporate identity (CI) design.[f][63] The establishment of a new music label, ADOR,[g] was announced on November 12. Chief brand officer (CBO) Min Hee-jin was appointed as its CEO and tasked with overseeing the management of the label's first girl group,[h] later named NewJeans, which debuted in July 2022.[65]

In January 2022, Hybe published a series of "original stories" featuring three of its boy groups—BTS, Enhypen, and Tomorrow X Together—in collaboration with Webtoon and Wattpad as part of a planned IP expansion.[66] The BTS comic alone earned over 15 million views within two days of release and was the highest-viewed title ever launched by Webtoon.[67] In March, Fast Company named Hybe the 11th most innovative company of the year globally on its annual top-50 list[68]—the company also ranked first in the Media category[69]—while Time included Hybe on its 100 Most Influential Companies list for a second consecutive year.[70] The company topped the "Leaders" category and was dubbed "The Pop Powerhouse" by the outlet for its acquisitions, expansion into the digital frontier, and transformative strides in the music industry during the pandemic era.[71][72] The following month, Hybe won an iF Product Design Award for "Company Branding" in the Communication category at the International Forum Design Awards held in Germany in April.[73] Hybe signed a multi-year deal with The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific in July 2022 to provide content showcasing the Korean music and entertainment industries to a global market. Five programs, including a 4K cinematic film of the BTS Permission To Dance on Stage—LA concert, In the Soop: Friendcation, and BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star—a chronological docuseries of BTS' history from debut to present set to premiere exclusively in 2023—will be available on Disney's streaming platforms worldwide, mainly on Disney+. Additional content featuring other Hybe artists will also be released.[74][75]

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8Eight

8Eight

8Eight (Korean: 에이트) is a South Korean co-ed vocal trio group consisting of Baek Chan, Lee Hyun, and Joo Hee. On December 21, 2014, Baek Chan and Joo Hee's contracts with Big Hit Entertainment and Source Music expired and the group became temporarily disbanded.

JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment Corporation is a South Korean multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate founded in 1997 by J. Y. Park. It is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea, and operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management company, concert production company, and music publishing house. In addition, the company operates various subsidiary ventures and divisions worldwide.

2AM (band)

2AM (band)

2AM is a South Korean boy band, that consists of Jo Kwon, Lee Chang-min, Lim Seul-ong and Jeong Jinwoon. The band was formed by JYP Entertainment through the Mnet documentary Hot Blood, which spawned the eleven-member boy band One Day; 2AM primarily perform ballad songs while their brother group 2PM performed more dance-focused music. With the addition of Changmin from Big Hit Entertainment, now known as Big Hit Music, the group was co-managed by JYP and Big Hit from 2008 to 2014. They officially debuted on July 11, 2008, on KBS' Music Bank, performing their debut single "This Song". The group also debuted in Japan with the single "Never Let You Go: Shindemo Hanasanai" in January 2012.

BTS

BTS

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010. The band consists of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, who co-write and co-produce the majority of their material. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to incorporate a wide range of genres, while their lyricism has focused on subjects including mental health, the troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards self-love, individualism, and the consequences of fame and recognition. Their discography and adjacent work has also referenced literature, philosophy and psychological concepts, and includes an alternate universe storyline.

Lee Byung-hun

Lee Byung-hun

Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean actor. He has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres, most notably Joint Security Area (2000); A Bittersweet Life (2005); The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008); the television series Iris (2009); I Saw the Devil (2010); Masquerade (2012); and Mr. Sunshine (2018). His critically acclaimed film Inside Men (2015) won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies: 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, 37th Blue Dragon Awards and 53rd Grand Bell Awards. Lee has five films—Joint Security Area, The Good, the Bad, the Weird, Masquerade, Inside Men and Master—on the list of highest-grossing films in South Korea. Lee was Gallup Korea's Actor of the Year in the Film division in 2012 and in the Television division in 2018. In 2021, he appeared in a recurring role as the Front Man in the Netflix survival drama series Squid Game.

Lee Chang-min (singer)

Lee Chang-min (singer)

Lee Chang-min, most often credited as Changmin, is a South Korean singer. He studied at Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts and is the oldest member of the K-pop group 2AM. He was also a member of duo Homme, along with Lee Hyun.

Homme (band)

Homme (band)

Homme (Korean: 옴므) was a South Korean musical duo. The duo was composed of Lee Hyun and Lee Chang-min.

KOSDAQ

KOSDAQ

KOSDAQ is a trading board of Korea Exchange (KRX) in South Korea established in 1996. Initially set up by Korea Financial Investment Association as an independent stock market from the Korean Stock Exchange, it was benchmarked from the American counterpart, NASDAQ. KOSDAQ is an electronic stock market, just like NASDAQ. The open hours for the market are 09:00AM to 03:30PM KST.

Convertible bond

Convertible bond

In finance, a convertible bond or convertible note or convertible debt is a type of bond that the holder can convert into a specified number of shares of common stock in the issuing company or cash of equal value. It is a hybrid security with debt- and equity-like features. It originated in the mid-19th century, and was used by early speculators such as Jacob Little and Daniel Drew to counter market cornering.

CJ E&M

CJ E&M

CJ E&M is a South Korean entertainment and mass media company created by CJ Group in 2011 and later became a division of CJ ENM since July 2018.

Enhypen

Enhypen

Enhypen is a South Korean boy band formed by Belift Lab, a joint venture between CJ ENM and Hybe Corporation, through the 2020 survival competition show I-Land. The group is composed of seven members: Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki. They debuted on November 30, 2020, with the extended play (EP) Border: Day One.

Chief business officer

Chief business officer

Chief business officer (CBO) is the position of the top operating executive of growing commercial companies or an academic/research institution. In the commercial space, CBO shows leadership in deal making experience with a clear record of results and ultimate transactional responsibility. In higher education, the titles of vice president, associate dean, assistant dean, and director are also used for the role of the chief business officer

Company value and investments

Big Hit Entertainment initially operated as a private company with Bang Si-hyuk as the largest shareholder of its stock.[76] In March 2017, the Korean mobile gaming company Netmarble acquired the second largest percentage of the company, paying a reported ₩201.4 billion ($191.8 million) for 25.71%[77]—its CEO Bang Joon-hyuk, and Bang Si-hyuk are cousins.[78] In October 2018, private investment firm STIC Investments received an undisclosed share of Big Hit for an investment of roughly ₩104 billion ($93 million).[79]

In 2007, Big Hit had four employees and was near bankruptcy, but Bang was able to keep the company afloat after the local success of 8Eight's Without a Heart in 2009.[80] Its value rose over the years thanks to the global popularity of its first boy group BTS.[81] In March 2018, Big Hit's earnings were publicized for the first time. The company reported revenue of ₩92.4 billion ($82 million) and operating profit of ₩32.5 billion ($29 million) for 2017.[82][83] Initial estimates valued Big Hit at up to ₩700 billion ($624 million) if entered into an IPO that very month, making CEO Bang the richest in the South Korean entertainment business due to his large shareholding position, and leaving him with personal ownership value of roughly ₩350 billion ($314 million).[84] By October 2018, the company was valued at more than ₩1 trillion.[83]

Big Hit's success has been attributed to its innovative management style, more like an IT company than an entertainment company, which has become the new standard in the K-pop industry; it includes a wide usage of social media to capture people's interest and transform it into sales, the creation of artist-related multimedia contents, and the full use of fandom energy.[85][86] Financials published in March 2019 for the previous year, showed a 132% increase in sales compared to 2017, with Big Hit making approximately ₩214.2 billion ($189.38 million). Operating profit rose 97% to ₩64.1 billion ($56.72 million), while net profit rose 105% to ₩50.2 billion ($44.41 million).[87] By June 2019, the company was valued between ₩1.28–2.22 trillion.[88] As of March 2020, its total value was roughly ₩6 trillion ($5 billion).[89] Big Hit commenced plans to go public on May 21, and applied for a pre-IPO consultation with the Korea Exchange. This is required under South Korean law before a company can file paperwork for an IPO.[90] One week later, the company filed for a preliminary review of their planned IPO.[91] On October 15, Big Hit was listed in the KOSPI index and began trading stocks.[92][93]

In February 2021, Big Hit published its first annual report since going public. The company recorded net income of ₩86.2 billion ($77.6 million) for 2020, a 19.1% increase compared to the previous year's ₩72.4 billion.[94] Operating profit rose 44.3% to ₩142.4 billion, while sales increased 35.6% to ₩796.3 billion[94]—bolstered in part by strong album sales and the company's various acquisitions—with Big Hit experiencing its best quarterly performance yet in the fourth quarter of 2020.[95] Though concert revenue decreased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, merchandise, fan-club, and online-content revenue increased 53%, 71%, and 66% respectively.[95][96]

Per Hybe's 2021 financial report released in February 2022, the company recorded annual revenue of ₩1.2 trillion, operating profit of ₩190.3 billion, and net income of ₩141 billion ($118 million), a 58, 30.8, and 62.8% increase respectively, compared to 2020. It is the first South Korean music agency to surpass the ₩1 trillion ($838 million) benchmark.[97][98]

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STIC Investments

STIC Investments

STIC Investments Inc. is an international venture capital and private equity fund management firm. It was founded in July 1999. As of early 2013, STIC Investments had AUM of US$2.4 billion.

8Eight

8Eight

8Eight (Korean: 에이트) is a South Korean co-ed vocal trio group consisting of Baek Chan, Lee Hyun, and Joo Hee. On December 21, 2014, Baek Chan and Joo Hee's contracts with Big Hit Entertainment and Source Music expired and the group became temporarily disbanded.

Initial public offering

Initial public offering

An initial public offering (IPO) or stock launch is a public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also to retail (individual) investors. An IPO is typically underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges. Through this process, colloquially known as floating, or going public, a privately held company is transformed into a public company. Initial public offerings can be used to raise new equity capital for companies, to monetize the investments of private shareholders such as company founders or private equity investors, and to enable easy trading of existing holdings or future capital raising by becoming publicly traded.

Social media

Social media

Social media are interactive technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, interests, and other forms of expression through virtual communities and networks. While challenges to the definition of social media arise due to the variety of stand-alone and built-in social media services currently available, there are some common features:Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications. User-generated content—such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions—is the lifeblood of social media. Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization. Social media helps the development of online social networks by connecting a user's profile with those of other individuals or groups.

Fandom

Fandom

A fandom is a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. Fans typically are interested in even minor details of the objects of their fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy involved with their interest, often as a part of a social network with particular practices, differentiating fandom-affiliated people from those with only a casual interest.

Korea Exchange

Korea Exchange

Korea Exchange (KRX) is the sole securities exchange operator in South Korea. It is headquartered in Busan, and has an office for cash markets and market oversight in Seoul.

KOSPI

KOSPI

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index or KOSPI (코스피지수) is the index of all common stocks traded on the Stock Market Division—previously, Korea Stock Exchange—of the Korea Exchange. It is the representative stock market index of South Korea, like the S&P 500 in the United States.

COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea

COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea

The COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The first case in South Korea was announced on 20 January 2020. The number of confirmed cases increased on 19 February by 20, and on 20 February by 58 or 70, giving a total of 346 confirmed cases on 21 February 2020, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), with the sudden jump mostly attributed to "Patient 31" who participated in a gathering at a Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony church in Daegu.

Divisions and subsidiaries

Hybe HQ

Hybe HQ is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hybe Corporation. The company comprises three divisions: Hybe Labels, Hybe Solutions, and Hybe Platforms. Under each division are wholly or partially owned subsidiaries of its parent corporation.[99][100]

Hybe Labels

This is the entertainment and music production division. Prior to the rebranding, it was known as Big Hit Labels. Subsidiaries within the division operate independently of Hybe Corporation, but receive support for creative activities.[44]

Hybe Solutions

The "solutions" division is made up of specialized business units for video content, IP, learning, and games. Secondary and tertiary businesses are created based on the creative output of each label.[99] In May 2021, Hybe Edu signed a business agreement with the International Korean Language Education Foundation (IKLEF) to develop Korean-language textbooks for distribution to overseas elementary and secondary schools through the Ministry of Education beginning in 2022. Various other online and offline content will also be created using BTS IP in response to an increasing demand for Korean-language education in foreign countries.[105] On July 2, 2021, it was announced that Hybe 360 and Hybe IP had been dissolved and merged into Hybe Corporation.[106]

  • HYBE Edu[i]
  • Superb

Hybe Platforms

This is the technology division. It manages the social networking and entertainment platform Weverse, which serves as a hub for connecting and expanding all of Hybe's contents and services.[99] In May 2021, Weverse Company invested in US startup Fave, an F2F platform for fandoms, as part of its plans to strengthen business opportunities in that territory.[107]

Hybe America

Prior to the rebrand, the subsidiary was known as Big Hit America. Following the rebranding, Hybe Corporation bought over all ₩1.7 trillion ($1.5 billion) of Big Hit America's shares, making it a wholly owned subsidiary under the corporation, and it became Hybe America.[51] This was in preparation for Hybe Corporation's acquisition of Ithaca Holdings through Hybe America.[e] BH Odyssey Merger Sub was created as a subsidiary of Hybe America to facilitate its buyout of Ithaca. Once finalized, Ithaca would become a subsidiary of Hybe America, and BH Odyssey would be dissolved.[51][47] The merger is assumed to have been completed in the first quarter of 2021 per quarterly earning reports published on May 14.[108]

In July 2021, Yoon and Braun were appointed co-CEOs of Hybe America, and jointly managed US operations. Yoon was responsible for "the localization of Hybe's K-pop business model in the US" and "oversee[ing] the training, production and marketing process through which new talent is discovered" while Braun focused "on solidifying Hybe's presence in the US music industry" and "cementing [the company's] competitiveness in the stateside market". Jaesang Lee, the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) who led the Ithaca acquisition, was made Chief Operations Officer (COO).[109][59] Plans for the launch of a new global girl group in collaboration with Geffen were announced on November 4—auditions closed on November 28.[110][111] Braun became the sole CEO in January 2023.[112]

Hybe Japan

Following Hybe's second leadership restructuring in July 2021, its Japanese subsidiaries, Hybe Solutions Japan and Hybe T&D Japan,[k] were integrated to form a regional headquarters, Hybe Japan. The Japanese branch operates as an independent entity under former Hybe Solutions Japan CEO Han Hyun-rock—Han was newly appointed as CEO[113]—and oversees music production, music publishing, music copyright management, artist management, and talent scouting and development.[114] It also facilitates the entry of other Hybe artists into the Japanese market.[58] The label debuted its first boy group, &Team, in December 2022.[110][114][115] A collaboration with Hiroomi Tosaka of J Soul Brothers for the creation of a new girl group is also forthcoming.[116]

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Big Hit Music

Big Hit Music

Big Hit Music is a South Korean music label established in 2005 by Bang Si-hyuk. It was re-branded and re-structured into an independent label under Hybe Corporation in March 2021. As of date, the label is home to soloist Lee Hyun, and boy groups BTS and Tomorrow X Together. It previously managed soloist Lim Jeong-hee, and groups 8Eight, 2AM, and co-managed Glam.

BTS

BTS

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010. The band consists of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, who co-write and co-produce the majority of their material. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to incorporate a wide range of genres, while their lyricism has focused on subjects including mental health, the troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards self-love, individualism, and the consequences of fame and recognition. Their discography and adjacent work has also referenced literature, philosophy and psychological concepts, and includes an alternate universe storyline.

Lee Hyun

Lee Hyun

Lee Hyun is a South Korean singer. He debuted in 2007 as a member of the co-ed vocal group 8Eight, which disbanded in 2014. He was also a member of the disbanded vocal duo Homme from 2010 to 2018. He is currently signed to Big Hit Music as a solo artist.

CJ E&M

CJ E&M

CJ E&M is a South Korean entertainment and mass media company created by CJ Group in 2011 and later became a division of CJ ENM since July 2018.

Enhypen

Enhypen

Enhypen is a South Korean boy band formed by Belift Lab, a joint venture between CJ ENM and Hybe Corporation, through the 2020 survival competition show I-Land. The group is composed of seven members: Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki. They debuted on November 30, 2020, with the extended play (EP) Border: Day One.

Le Sserafim

Le Sserafim

Le Sserafim is a South Korean girl group formed by Source Music and Hybe Corporation. The group consists of five members: Sakura, Kim Chae-won, Huh Yun-jin, Kazuha and Hong Eun-chae. Originally a sextet, Kim Ga-ram left the group on July 20, 2022, after the termination of her exclusive contract. Le Sserafim debuted on May 2, 2022, with the release of their first extended play, Fearless.

Baekho (singer)

Baekho (singer)

Kang Dong-ho, better known by the stage name Baekho, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and television personality. He began his professional career in 2012 as a main vocalist of the South Korean boy group NU'EST. He is currently signed under Pledis Entertainment, debuting as a solo artist with the release of his first extended play Absolute Zero on October 12, 2022.

Hwang Min-hyun

Hwang Min-hyun

Hwang Min-hyun, known mononymously as Minhyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He began his professional career in 2012 as a lead vocalist of the South Korean boy group NU'EST. In 2017, he participated in second season of Produce 101 and finished ninth place, becoming a member of Wanna One. Following Wanna One's disbandment, Hwang re-joins NU'EST until 2022. He is currently a solo artist and actor signed under Pledis Entertainment.

Bumzu

Bumzu

Kye Beom-ju, better known by the stage name Bumzu, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was a contestant on Superstar K4 and released his debut album, Something Special, on September 27, 2013. Bumzu is best known for writing and producing much of the discographies of boy bands NU'EST and Seventeen.

Nana (entertainer)

Nana (entertainer)

Im Jin-ah, known professionally as Nana, is a South Korean singer, actress and model known for her work as a group member of the South Korean girl group After School and its subgroups, Orange Caramel and After School Red. As an actress, Nana starred in various television dramas such as Love Weaves Through a Millennium (2015), The Good Wife (2016), Kill It (2019), and Justice (2019).

Fromis 9

Fromis 9

Fromis 9 is a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M through the 2017 reality show Idol School. The group is composed of eight members: Roh Ji-sun, Song Ha-young, Lee Sae-rom, Lee Chae-young, Lee Na-gyung, Park Ji-won, Lee Seo-yeon and Baek Ji-heon. Originally a nine-piece group, Jang Gyu-ri departed the group on July 31, 2022.

Intellectual property

Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. There are many types of intellectual property, and some countries recognize more than others. The best-known types are patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. The modern concept of intellectual property developed in England in the 17th and 18th centuries. The term "intellectual property" began to be used in the 19th century, though it was not until the late 20th century that intellectual property became commonplace in the majority of the world's legal systems.

Filmography

Drama

Exhibitions

  • "Hybe Insight" (2021) in South Korea[118]

Reality/Variety

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Youth (TV series)

Youth (TV series)

Youth is an upcoming South Korean television series based on the BTS Universe, starring Seo Ji-hoon, Noh Jong-hyun, Ahn Ji-ho, Seo Young-joo, Kim Yoon-woo, Jung Woo-jin, and Jeon Jin-seo.

Chorokbaem Media

Chorokbaem Media

Chorokbaem Media is a Korean drama and animation production company.

I-Land

I-Land

I-Land is a South Korean boy group survival reality show organised by Belift Lab, a joint venture between entertainment companies CJ E&M and Hybe Corporation.

Mnet (TV channel)

Mnet (TV channel)

Mnet is a South Korean pay television music channel owned by CJ E&M, a division of CJ ENM, part of CJ Group.

CJ ENM

CJ ENM

CJ ENM is a South Korean entertainment and retail company founded in 2018.

&Audition – The Howling

&Audition – The Howling

&Audition – The Howling – was a Japanese and South Korean reality competition program that follows the formation and debut of the first boy group under Hybe Labels Japan.

Nippon TV

Nippon TV

JOAX-DTV, branded as Nippon TV, is the flagship station of the Nippon News Network and the Nippon Television Network System, owned-and-operated by the Nippon Television Network Corporation which is a subsidiary of the certified broadcasting holding company Nippon Television Holdings, Inc.. It is listed subsidiary of The Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, Japan's largest media conglomerate by revenue and the second largest behind Sony. Nippon Television Holdings forms part of Yomiuri's main television broadcasting arm alongside Kansai region flagship Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, which owns a 6.4% share in the company.

Concerts

Date Title Venue Attendance Ref.
December 31, 2020 2021 NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE presented by Weverse Weverse (online) [119]
December 31, 2021 2022 Weverse Con [New Era] KINTEX Hall (in-person)
Weverse (online through VenewLive)
[120][121]

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Notes
  1. ^ as Big Hit Entertainment Co., Ltd.
  2. ^ as HYBE Corporation
  3. ^ formerly Weply prior to March 9, 2020[29]
  4. ^ manages artists such as Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande
  5. ^ a b Though corporate filing documentation uses the name "Big Hit America" it is Hybe America being referenced. News outlets interchangeably use "Big Hit America" and "Hybe America" to refer to the company acquiring Ithaca for Hybe Corp, indicating that they are one and the same. This article hereinafter uses Hybe America only.
  6. ^ revealed in March by then-CBO Min Hee-jin during the rebrand announcement[44]
  7. ^ acronym for "All doors, one room"[64]
  8. ^ members were selected through the "Plus Global Audition" held in 2019[64]
  9. ^ formerly beORIGIN Co., Ltd.
  10. ^ formerly beNX Co., Ltd.
  11. ^ formerly TNDJ
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