Real reason why Girls' Generation's Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun decided to leave SM
Girls' Generation's Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun decided to leave SM Entertainment. On October 10, SM Entertainment announced that the three members decided not to renew their contracts, admitting its breakup with them. Even though the k-pop agency emphasized that Girls' Generation members are not even thinking about the breakup of the 10th-year girl group, it is difficult to say that the 8 members will reunite some day and release their new album. Well, you must have been surprised by the news.
Then, what do you think is the reason why Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun decided to leave SM Entertainment?
Actually, there was no discord among the Girls' Generation members. They're getting along well with each other even though it has been a long time since they debuted. In addition, SM Entertainment treated the members with consideration. Girls' Generation has earned a lot of money for the agency, and the members received fair treatment.
However, the problem is that every k-pop idol singer feels anxiety about the future because they can't be active as idol singers for all of their lives. So, some of idols who are unsure about their future determine to quit their singing careers and try to find a new route. In this situation, Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun, who have become veteran singers wanted to be more active as actresses. Tiffany will enter Hollywood, while the rest two members will be active in the Korean drama world. In a way, they're very smart because they made a quick decision.
Well, you might say they still can be active as actresses without leaving SM Entertainment, but it's not that simple.
Contrary to popular belief, managing entertainers is subdivided into various fields. I mean, managing singers is totally different from managing TV actor, while managing film actors is also different from these. It's outrageous that a dentist performs a brain surgery, right? The same applies to managing entertainers. Each manager and agency has their own specialty.
Managers of singers simply must have the ability to produce a good music album because singers show themselves through their albums unlike actors who show themselves through their acting. And to produce a good album, managers of singers should have a good relationship with influential people in the k-pop industry like famous songwriters, choreographers, etc.
And managers of TV actors must have the ability to choose a good drama. Before actors appear in a certain drama, their managers read a variety of drama scripts and should make the best choice for the actors. If a manager is not efficient in his work, his actor always appears in a less popular drama and can't become famous. And managers of TV actors always make every effort to maintain good relations with TV drama directors because they have full authority to cast actors.
So, SM is a powerful and influential company, but what SM is really good at is managing singers not managing actors, and that's why Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun decided to make a new start. As actors, they wanted to make a new start with people who specialize in managing actors.
Anyway, I hope Girls' Generation members will reunite and make a comeback some day. You know, Girls' Generation is a legendary k-pop girl group who has numerous fans. And I wish good luck to Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun, who have worked so hard as key members of Girls' Generation for a long time.
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