Senin, 17 September 2012


Traded asKRX041510
IndustryMusicentertainment, travel
FoundedFebruary 14, 1995
Founder(s)Lee Soo-Man
HeadquartersSeoulSouth Korea
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleLee Soo-Man (founding chairman)
Kim Young-min (CEO)
Lee Jong-in (CFO)
ServicesPublishing records,
Entertainment agency
Revenue9.3 billion (2009)
98,536,225,756 (2010)
Owner(s)Lee Soo-Man (24.4%, 2012.01)
Partners M&A Fund (Part of Partners Venture Capital) (7.2%, 2012.01)
National Pension Service (6.2%, 2012.01)
KB Asset Management (3.3%, 2012.01)[1]
Employees965 (as of March 2010)
SubsidiariesSM TinTin Hall (2000)
SM Entertainment Japan (2001)
SM Academy (2003)
SM Pictures (2007)
SM Amusement
SM F&B Development
SM Entertainment USA (2008)
SM Town Travel (2012)
SM Culture & Contents (2012)

S.M. Entertainment (Hangul: SM엔터테인먼트) is an independent Korean record labeltalent agency, producer, and publisher of pop music, founded by Lee Soo-man in South Korea. Initially, "SM" was an abbreviation of the agency founder's name, but now stands for "Star Museum." Its current CEO is Kim Young-min. The label is one of the "big three" record companies of Korea along with YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment because of strong market share and international operations, they lead and started the Hallyu wave.
Once the home to groups such as H.O.T.S.E.S., and Shinhwa, its current roster of recording artists include K-Pop idols like Kangta,BoATVXQTRAXThe GraceSuper JuniorZhang LiyinGirls' GenerationJ-MinShineef(x), and EXO. It is also home to actors likeGo AraKim Min-jongLee Yeon-hee and Kim Ian. SM Entertainment also co-publishes Avex Trax releases for Japanese artists such asAyumi HamasakiNamie Amuro, and Koda Kumi, as well as Johnny's Entertainment acts like Arashi and KAT-TUN.

Recording artists

DebutArtistsGenderMembersLeaderDisbandedFanclub nameOfficial color
1996H.O.T.Male5Moon Hee-jun2001Club H.O.T     White
1997S.E.S.Female3Bada2002Friend     Purple
1998ShinhwaMale6Eric Munleft the company (2003)Shinhwa Changjo     Orange
1999Fly to the SkyMale2Non-leader groupleft the company (2004)Fly High     Sky blue
2000BoAFemaleSoloJumping BoA, SOUL (Japan)     Yellow
2001KangtaMaleSoloClub K.I.T     White
2001DanaFemaleSoloDANA4U     Blue
2001M.I.L.KFemale4Park Heebon2004Milkyway     Pink
2002BlackbeatMale® 5Lee So Min2007Soul Black     Black
2002ShinviFemale3Yoo Soo Jin2003Linos     Teal
2002Chu Ga YeolMaleSolo
2002Isak 'N' JiyeonFemale2Non-leader group2004     Wine
2003TVXQMale® 2YunhoCassiopeiaBigEast (Japan)     Pearl red
2004TRAXMale® 2JayTraxian     Cobalt blue
2005The GraceFemale4Non-leader groupShapley     Pearl pink
2005Super JuniorMale12 ® 13 ® 12LeeteukEverlasting Friends (short; E.L.F)     Pearl sapphire blue
2006Zhang LiyinFemaleSoloChocolate     Gold
     Mint green (Korea only)
2007Girls' GenerationFemale9TaeyeonSone (stylized; S❤NE)     Pastel rose
2008ShineeMale5OnewSHINee World (short; Shawol)     Pearl aqua
2009f(x)Female5VictoriaTBA     Pearl periwinkle
2012EXOMale12Kris (EXO-M)
Suho (EXO-K)




[edit]Project Units




  • Song Kwang Sik


  • Lu


  • Kim Kyung Sik
  • Hong Rocky
  • Lee Dong Woo
  • Kim Young Chul

[edit]Musical Actors


[edit]Left the company

[edit]Notable former trainees





[edit]Labels distribute

[edit]Distributing labels

South Korea
  • self-distributed (1995–2011)
  • United Asia Management (2011–present)
  • KMP Holdings (2011–present)
Hong Kong
  • Universal Music
  • Warner Music (Shinee) (2010–present)
  • Sky Music

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