Posted by : KPopRanter August 25, 2013
So the Woollim and SM C&C merge as well as the confirmed appearance of Woollim artists at SM Town World Tour should be well-known by now... right? Anyway, the commenter Kc157489 (man, you have a lot of numbers!) on the article pertaining to this somewhat 'issue' said this:
"This whole merger is just SM trying to rule the world... this is SM getting woollim artists to [lessen] their competition and make more money."Saying the same thing on a different article as well:
It's official SM is trying to take over the world!!!!!!!!!!I have to say this: I agree; SM's doing everything in their power (and they have a lot of power) to not only make more money but own basically the entire entertainment industry... putting their rivals and anyone else who stands in their way ten steps below.
Although saying "rule the world" is exaggerated, it's a completely understandable word choice and something even I'd say because their actions seem only explicable as such, trying to dominate the industry and grow their already huge popularity immensely. I feel as if though
many will claim it impossible for SM to change Woollim artists since of course, it's simply a subsidiary SM's taking minuscule baby steps in doing so, inviting the newly signed artists to the "family's" world tour and prompting fans to see them as that new family member or neighbor in their perfect, little SM town however, once they see that the water is then cooling down, dive straight in and begin changes despite INFINITE's reassuring cries, claiming "INFINITE will stay INFINITE despite SM merger" because INFINITE is now simply the newest exhibit in the "star museum", alongside buddies Nell and TASTY and let's be honest--they have no say in what happens after this.
On a different note, I'm not happy with SM going all out for our money and of course, attempting world domination (rumored they might attempt mergers with other companies) by taking out the smaller companies cause with the influx in acts they have to manage, I don't think there's anything good coming out on either ends... my recent manifesting beliefs that SM is a company that looks at only the now however, doesn't plan much for the future is becoming more apparent. And as inspired in the other comment reply article "SM is fucked when SNSD disbands", the groups they're getting and focusing on are really for now, to be honest, but after disbandment of all of them which seems inevitable and within the next five years, who're they going to look to?
To conclude, the SM for global domination campaign is one I am not looking forward to--the merger with Woollim and incorporation of their artists being one thing yet their inability to look for the "who's next after my cash cows leave?" is another, yet, both being bad in their own ways and both damaging no matter how you look at it.
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