Seriously I keep seeing photos throughout the tag that have been edited when it’s clearly been stated not to edit or remove the logo. And in some instances the logo hasn’t been removed, which still doesn’t make it right since you still edited. A fansite has already given out a warning about editing photos. There aren’t that many Block B fansites to begin with. Please stop editing photos. You don’t want these sites to restrict their photos from international fans do you? If you see an edited photo, kindly ask the poster to take it down, and if you are the poster of the edited photo, please take it down. Sorry for the rant but this has just been irking me the past few days.
i’m so glad i don’t feel obligated to read any of these bigbang vs block b posts. because the whole thing is fucking stupid.
do you think gd is on the phone with his lawyer right now crying about copyright infringement? do you think zico is snickering in his dorm room about how he totally got away with copying bigbang and not doing any of his own work?
just drop it. we’ve been waiting a whole year, please just let us enjoy this.
guys, please get onto naver.com and just copy and paste “블락비 Very Good” without the quotation marks into the search bar because we dropped off of the trends fast as hell and not being on the trends doesn’t help anyone tbh.
I’d really appreciate it if we could do this as a fandom so we can circumvent re-posters. I’m pretty sure it will benefit both creators and those who are looking for quality posts instead of re-posts. Thanks!
[!!!] It’s been said block b’s comeback will be on september After All Force One ended, someone saw Zico and Kyung at a cafeteria and heard them talking about it.
(Note:It’s just a rumour.)
[!!!] Se rumorea que el comeback de Block B será en septiembre.
Después de que terminara el All Force One, alguien vio a Zico y Kyung en una cafetería y los escuchó hablar sobre ello.
(Nota: Es sólo un rumor.)
[!] It’s just a rumour that someone from our staff who’s living in Seoul has heard from some fans. We don’t want to give you false expectations, quite the contrary, this means the comeback is near, on September, October, etc ..It is near!
[ESP] Sólo es un rumor que una persona de nuestro staff que reside en Seúl ha escuchado entre los fans. No queremos dar falsas esperanzas, al contrario, esto significa que el comeback está cerca, sea en septiembre, octubre.. ¡está cerca!
long ass text posts that are a horror to scroll past
people asking what’s going on
it is not that hard to avoid these things. instead of clogging up the tag with bad content, consider these solutions:
reblog .gifs instead of saving them to your computer; realize that weheartit and “credit to whoever made this” is still stealing and you’re discouraging the people who made those .gifs and edits from making more
if you don’t know what you’re talking about, keep your mouth shut. misleading people is not cool
"read more" breaks exist for a reason, please, please use them
just scroll down, i promise the information you’re looking for is there. seriously, by posting stuff like that you’re only pushing it down farther and making it harder to find
holy shit, everyone needs to cool their jets and stop making assumptions based on rumors. it’s not cool and it just gives others false expectations and hopes.
rumors are just that, rumors, and it’s pointless to make these posts like, “OMGZORZ SO I HURD FROM THE TAG THAT-”
just be patient. we will find out what the future holds soon enough and we don’t need any more misinformation and overdone speculation going around before then.
this is so shitty and stupid but i am just incapable of being excited about any comeback until block b gets their shit straightened out. i feel so petty but any time i hear good news about a group or rapper or something i just think “well, i wish this was about block b”
1. The suspicion of pressure of the Thailand incident
◎ The members didn’t have a choice but to act out the Thailand incident because of pressure from Stardom?
To absurdly suggest that the label instructed the members to have improper manners and to talk rudely when they were called as representatives of K-pop by the foreign media outlets is no different from criticizing the time we spent forming, producing, and sorting out difficulties with Block B. Please be aware that blind, indifferent scandalous words that are being said without understanding the situation will not only harm the outcome of the situation, but also Block B.
Even through the restrictions and movements to kick the members out after the Thailand incident, Stardom protected Block B and made much effort to put them back on stage. We wish to state that saying that Stardom pressured them to do so is unfair, and that it is an obstinate assumption.
2. Calculating Block B profits after debut
◎ The Block B members didn’t receive anything for 1 year after they debuted even though they had various activities?
Us Stardom Entertainment calculated all the profits for our label artist Block B without leaving out anything. Out of the 1 year and 7 months of activities since they debuted, excluding the 8 months they spent reflecting because of the Thailand incident leaves less than 1 year of activities. Despite this, we gave them 275,414,892 KRW. (Excluding personal allowances, presents, and various costs)
When they were active mainly on public broadcast shows to be recognized by as many people as possible rookies, their pay was barely about 100,000 KRW per show. This is incredibly lacking to cover the various costs, not even the on-site process fees.
As an example to let you understand more, (even though this is not included in the calculations of the profit), the operating costs back then were about 70,000,000 KRW – 100,000,000 KRW per month. To manage the team and prepare for the next album with the sales from Block B is impossible from the beginning. It’s like the unwritten law of the music market to continuously invest and bear with losses for about 1-2 years after debut during the process of becoming stable. (As a result of this cost expenditure, we are attaching the detailed statement from June 2011 below)
Even the accumulating deficit, after the Thailand incident in February 2012, our label made a shocking decision to write off all the money from the investments from before debut, the money paid in advance, and the accumulated deficits while the members were promoting to boost their morale and to motivate them through fast calculations.
The calculations were transparently carried out except the direct cost of the relevant event performances and, and there were no disputes afterward of part payment.
On the calculations, we want to clearly reveal that on March 2012, we agreed with the parents’ visit that instead of the base of paying 1 month, the payments would be done quarterly.
The schedule and payment of June 2011
● The MatchUp appearance fees were 193,400 (after taxes) per episode unrelated to the number of recording days.
Expenses for June 2011
Compared to the income of about 330,000 KRW, the expense is about 80,000,000 KRW. Every month, the fixed expenses are about the same.
The fact that the procession funds, along with the effort as if we were raising our own children, accumulate in the beginning of the debut period is a difficulty that all producers face, not just Stardom.
Stardom paid 1,631,024,966 KRW just for the producing and promotion of the 4 albums that Block B released. Not only so, costs from activities went much over about 200,000,000 KRW, but we believed that it was investment for the future of the members, and brought our personal funds. We also supplied our own money for the members’ living expenses as well as their utility bill without deducting it even once. Excluding the extra indirect expenses and personel, and adding just the above expenses, the cost exceeds well over 20,000,000,000 KRW.
3. The different between public broadcast and events
◎The different between public broadcast and events
On the point that ‘It makes no sense that Block B had no profit even though they were at many events’, we want to reveal that most of the schedules that Block B had were not ‘events’ but ‘public broadcast’. The difference between the public broadcast and events is the existence of the broadcast station and the broadcast station camera. If the broadcast station planned and filmed the event through the broadcast camera and it was broadcast through a broadcast station, even though the name may be ‘OO Festival’, it is considered a public broadcast. For Block B, since they were rookies in the first year, the payment is merely about 100,000 KRW per event.
4. The members paid from their personal funds for their promotional activities?
◎ The practice room, security deposit, dorms, food, and stylist fees were all paid by the members’ personal funds?
We have proof that we spent money on their Hair and makeup (Isis Hair, monthly 10,164,000 KRW during promotional periods), clothing costs (38,156,200 KRW for production costs during promotions, and at least 5,000,000 KRW per month for a stylist), and the food and manager’s company card (21,631,318 KRW for promotions), and other continuous expenses.
This does not include the production costs of the album (song supply, recording booth management, mixing, A&R and domestic and foreign worker management), or music video (at maximum about 100,000,000 KRW per video).
Stardom has recruited the choreography and vocal trainers as a regular employee. The dance practice room is managed in two places inside the company and in an alliance.
We also use a recording booth in Dogok-dong in addition to the standard recording booth in the company, and we have invested our personal funds (not the income from Block B, etc) to transfer the separate practice room, recording booth, and working room into one place in March. We are working our best not just to ensure profit, but for the welfare of our artists.
For investing on the stage, for the past month we paid the choreography team 29,480,000 KRW to support the best picture no matter the event or public broadcast.Even other than our own recording booth, we were not stingy in the extra support for the studio and the engineers to make the best quality music in and out of Korea.
Other than that, even if artists requested to work outside, we always considered their opinions.
5. The swindling of the money by Mr. Lee
Mr. Kang, who used to help Mr. Lee by providing him with the deposit bank, has left our company. While he was working in the company, he managed the Block B members and has shifted responsibility of the points that were due to his actions to the company.
The parents’ opinions that ‘if the money is swindled, Block B can be hurt’ was taken into consideration, and we agreed on the point that they reached on postponing legal procedures. Our label completely supports the side of the parents in the events after the indictment, and we have made it clear we will not avoid any legal or moral responsibilities.
The victims (the parents) and the assailant (Mr. Kang)’s position will be updated rapidly after the prosecutors’ investigation.
6. The promotional clothes for Nillili Mambo
◎ During the Nillili Mambo promotions, the members only wore the clothes they had in the music video?
Block B has an exclusive stylist team called ‘F.Choi’, and as you can see above, they produced 7 sets of outfits for each member during the Nillili Mambo promotions.
The point that they only had one set of clothing is not only an insult to Stardom, but also to the hard work of the stylist team.
7. Only the members went on their overseas schedules without the managers
◎ The members went without their manager for oversea schedules?
On artist promotions, the manager, stylist, and hair and makeup team is a standard staff composition that must always be together. We have proof on the flight and dorms that there were at least 16 to at most 22 staff that were with them every time.
8. Fanclub foundation fees
◎ The label took all the fanclub foundation fees?
The goal of the fanclub registration fees was to produce the fanclub items that were sent in December 2012, and for the progression of the fanclub inauguration ceremony. The inauguration ceremony for the 1st official BBC was planned to be in April 2013, and we were in talks with the Kyunghee University to use their Hall of Peace.
9. De Factor power
◎ The contents on the de factor power is only excuses from the label and is fiction?
In the constitutional country of the Republic of Korea in 2013, the existence of a mastermind in the back pulling the strings is a cancerous existence that should have been purified from the music industry from the beginning. The existence illegally breaches the ‘contract’ that is the base of all business understandings’, misleads the media with lies, and brings enormous harm to the label, its employees, and even the hoobae artists.
Us Stardom highly enforced the internal censorship and verification, and promise to work our best to expel the mastermind with the cooperation of the Singers’ Association, the Entertainment Producer’s Association, and the Association of Phonogram Producers to eradicate such wicked deeds.
Refer to the article below ▼
Stardom reports the masterminds of the Block B injunction request to the prosecutors
[Newsen Reporter Lee Min Ji]
It has been reported that Block B’s label has filed a lawsuit against the former CEO Mr. Kim, and others with the prosecutors. Block B’s label Stardom reported the previous CEO Mr. Kim, manager Mr. Lee, and Mr. Kang to the Seoul prosecutors and requested investigation as the Block B members as witness. Stardom revealed, “We suspected a mastermind when Block B filed an injunction on the label’s exclusive contract, and requested Block B’s letter of attorney from the legal deputy on the other side, but we never received it.” They added, “Immediately, we met up with the parents of some members, but even they did not know who was paying for the charges, who had lead the charges, and even where the members. It was all a very questionable situation.” Since then, they had various documents going back and forth, but they only received the letter of attorney from the members and some of the parents at the injunction. The date had been forged, so it has been determined that formal documents had been forged as well. Stardom said, “Mr. Kim and the other previous employees that had been pointed out as the masterminds had purposely deceived the label and embezzled part of the event payment or omitted them from the calculations. After leaving the company, they used that to deceive the Block B members and we have revealed that they have actually led the cancellation charges.” They revealed that they had submitted the related documents and proof to the court and the prosecutors. Stardom revealed, “On the basis of various people in the industry, Mr. Kim and 3 others that have been pointed out as the masterminds have been publicly mentioning that they were planning to take Block B out to the broadcast workers since October last year. Just about everyone in the industry knows.” They continued, “They used the fact that the members are still young and innocent to deceive Block B. We hope that the masterminds who encouraged the friction with the label gets lawfully punished by the judge, and that this will never happen again.”
From the beginning, us Stardom has said that the Block B members are merely puppets and have concluded that this was the result of the scheme that had been planned for months by the masterminds.
We predict that the Block B members will be unfamiliar with the truths explained as above, since they have never received truth as it is for months.
If they fall with the people who are malevolent with their plans and distorted perspectives, it is easy to be brainwashed as if your clothes gradually get wet by a drizzle. They will realize the truth someday, but if that point is sometime that is too late and they cannot return, the damage will be not to the controllers that have hidden like migratory birds in the back, but to the members.
We are deplored by the adults who are leading and controlling the innocent members with the society’s darkest habits, and are taking actions.
The success or failure of the long case may just be greed for the masterminds as if it is lottery, but for the members it is a problem that has their dream, their place as a proper member of society, and for their future.
The controllers. We sincerely hope that they realize that their ‘justice’ and ’loyalty’ are no different from the violations of law from the groups that we only saw on news, and that they can come to the bright world and be honorable.
This website has been created to report the accurate truth about the rumors that have been coming up infinitely about Block B’s request of injunction on the exclusive contract.
We plan to continuously update it as related to the situation’s progress.
The company has filed a lawsuit against the previous label CEO “Mr. Kim”, the manager “Mr. Lee”, and a “Mr. Kang” for conspiracy while listing the Block B members as witnesses. The action was taken because Stardom Entertainment felt something was amiss, saying, “We suspected that there was a mastermind behind this when Block B filed the injunction and we requested Block B’s letter of attorney from the other side, but we never got an answer. We also had meetings with some of the members’ parents. Even they did not know who was behind the charges and who was paying for the lawsuit fees. They did not even know where some of the members were residing at the moment.”
After the incident, the two parties had a few documents exchanged going back and forth. However, the letter of attorney was received from the members’ and some of the parents at a much later date. Not only that, but the date was forged, so it was found that someone had to have access to private documents if they were being forged.
Stardom Entertainment explained that they had submitted the proof and related documents to the prosecutors stating, “Mr. Kim and the others who have been accused of being the masterminds had purposely deceived the company while they were still employed. They embezzled part of the event payments and purposely omitted them from the total income records. They used these incidents after they left the company as leverage to deceive the Block B members, and we proved that they have actually led the injunction.”
They added, “Mr. Kim and the others have publicly stated to broadcast company employees since last October about their plans to take Block B away from the company. Everyone knows this fact already. They’ve deceived Block B because the members are still young and innocent. They must be rightfully punished for leading the members to have conflicts with the company.”
The two parties had their first hearing about their conflict in January, but no official details had been released about the hearing. However, information about their second hearing has been made public. Neither Block B nor a representative from Stardom Entertainment were present for the hearing, but were represented instead by their lawyers.
Block B’s side stated, “Block B has lost their trust in the label that broke the terms of the contract. They’ve filed for an injunction because if the lawsuit goes long-term, Block B will suffer from a lot of damage. The label did not carry out the profit calculations for over 20 instances that add up to the hundreds of millions (in won). They changed the date of the terms on their own and only partly made the calculations in a hurry after leader Zico submitted proof. But there are still parts that have yet to be calculated. The label has mentioned the daily report for the calculations, but it doesn’t make sense to have left it out by mistake.”
They added, “The label also shifted responsibility of the costs to the parents’ of the members. The label has to pay partly for transportation, outfits, food, lessons, and make up, but the parents of the members were notified and the money was deducted from the profit. Not only so, but things such as airplane fees that the label should be responsible for was also paid for by the members. The members tried to seek out the CEO Cho PD to resolve these issues, but he did not meet with them, and in turn we then had to file for the case.”
However, Stardom Entertainment had their own side of the story. They said, “Some parts of the members’ stance is far different from the truth. There are also parts that seem to be defaming our character. The label trained Block B from 2009 to 2011, and it doesn’t make sense to announce nullification of the contract without requesting rectification. They said that their pay was omitted, but there is no deposit in any of the accounts that we manage, so our side is confused as well. There are some employees who left the company and they’re the masterminds of this current situation. After they left the company, they conspired with the members to bring about this lawsuit. We have proof. They are just pretending to do this for the sake of their name, but they have planned this ever since they were working in the office.”
The judge announced, “The [members] must submit more documents pertaining to the case within two weeks. In cases dealing with injunction, we actually do not accept inquired data. Submit proof that’s in another form, and we will give [Stardom] time (three weeks) to prepare material to defend against their submissions.”
The final results of the hearing will be announced within three weeks.