BTS agency, BIGHIT Music, is searching for the next big stars in the K-pop industry.
From being a small entertainment company, BIGHIT Music Immediately surpassed the K-pop industry’s big three – SM, YG, and JYP Entertainments – by introducing BTS to the public. Although it took years before the boy group became a global sensation, the wait has been worth it as it is now one of the most influential companies in the country.
So far, it manages BTS, Tomorrow X Together, and Lee Hyun.
In pursuit of expanding its company, BIGHIT Music recently unveiled its plans to add more trainees to the company to give birth to a new group.
BIGHIT Music Announces 2022 BIGHIT MUSIC Global Audition
On Monday, the company revealed that it would hold in-person and online auditions to look for the potential members of its next boy group that would lead the next generation of K-pop.
According to the release, as per Korea Times, the audition welcomes any male born after 2022. Regardless of nationality and residence, the hopefuls can apply in the category of their choice – vocal, rap, dance, or other areas.
Vocalists need to prepare an acapella verse of any song and a freestyle verse. They can also play an instrument of their choice.
Others are urged to prepare a video of themselves singing or rapping with the upper half of their body visible. Meanwhile, dancers must ensure that their whole body is visible.
The online audition started on Monday and would run through September 18.
Meanwhile, those aspiring idols can attend the in-person auditions in seven cities: Los Angeles (June 25), Toronto (July 2), Sydney (July 16), Bangkok (July 30), Taipei (August 13), Tokyo (September 3), and Seoul (September 18).
More details can be found here.
BIGHIT Music’s New Boy Group
While searching for potential trainees, BIGHIT Music recently unveiled the members of its upcoming boy group.
The company said it would consist of Leo, Sangwon, James, Jihoon, JJ, Woochan, and Yorch. It has not revealed the group’s name yet, but an online post claimed that the company applied trademark for the name Aloners Association.
While it should be taken with a grain of salt, for now, fans can keep in touch with them through their YouTube Channel, Trainee A.
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