K-pop, Korean entertainment/culture, Korean fans/netizens [2014~]

Big companies aren't always at an advantage?

1) "Big company benefits"
- Big company benefits end after debut & they aren't as effective

2) Long hiatus
SM: In a span of 10 months, NCT promoted once and 127 & Dream promoted twice
YG: Black Pink had 2 months of hiatus between Boombayah and Playing With Fire
JYP: Twice had 5 months of hiatus between Cheer Up and TT
The sunbae groups' hiatuses are also getting longer

3) Short period of promotions for groups
EXO: Sing For You (1 week), Lotto (2 weeks), Love Me right (2 weeks)
Bigbang: Bang Bang Bang (2 weeks), Good Boy (2 weeks), Zutter (2 weeks)
SHINee: Married to the Music (2 weeks), Tell Me What To Do (2 weeks)

4) Passed down CFs
- CFs like shoe brands, school uniforms, ice cream, duty free shops, and cosmetics get passed down from sunbae idols to hoobae idols

5) Overseas promotions
- A lot of times, the artists do half of their promotions overseas (iKON, SHINee, 2PM, TVXQ)

6) Teamkill
- Overlapping comebacks & promotions
(Red Velvet-EXO, SHINee-EXO, CBX-Taeyeon-Kyuhyun, f(x)-EXO, SNSD-SJ, SNSD-TVXQ, Winner-iKON)

7) "XX party" at year-end awards
- They get hate due to their excessive(?) stages at award shows

8) No promotions
- For example, SM stations barely get attention due to the lack of promotions


Pann: Big companies aren't always at an advantage

1. [+232, -3] I just feel bad for Winner and iKON the most.

2. [+187, -2] Why do I have the same type as Yang Hyun Suk

3. [+186, -2] Bigbang also gets bashed for getting company benefits when the company is the one that's getting Bigbang benefits ㅋㅋㅋㅋ People call it YG party even when we receive an award that we deserve ㅋㅋㅋ A lot of people were mad when Bigbang kept ranking high on Gaon ㅋㅋㅋㅋ When a group from a small company does well, their fans put down big companies to praise their bias, I don't understand.

4. [+48, -0] Winner would've been bigger if they released new albums right after Empty hit big. Their songs are really good.

5. [+45, -0] I'm an SM stan and SM groups get called 'SM flops' during the debut days. And when the group does well, people say it's SM benefits. Tsk tsk, what do they want?

6. [+42, -0] I really liked Winner when they debuted but I naturally became a non-fan due to the long hiatus and zero promotion. Please have a comeback.

7. [+37, -7] Do your interview properly, Rap Monster you fucker.

8. [+34, -0] It's hard to stan a group from a big company that doesn't get promoted ㅋㅋ Fighting for the fans of Winner, iKON, SHINee, f(x), and Red Velvet.

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