BTS‘S Suga is known for expressing his opinion on everything. From topics like music to the idol industry, he has an uncompromising, honest attitude that demands the admiration of fans. In an interview with Weverse MagazineHe once recounted the difficulties of the idol industry’s promotional system, particularly in the context of music shows and programs.
He was asked to share his thoughts on his juniors’ promotional activities.
It is no exaggeration to say that as an artist you have achieved the most success possible in the music industry. However, what do you think is necessary in the promotional activities for the artists who have come after BTS?
The way artists promote is so hard. Once their promotions begin, they perform in a music show every day and experience great fatigue, which in many cases accumulates and leads to injuries. And yet they don’t get paid to appear on music shows. And even though they are so active, there are no tangible results and they become discouraged. If possible, it would be good if they only had one tier that is high in terms of completeness, but given the current situation that is quite difficult. And the nature of our work is not everyday, so there are circumstances where the laws protecting it are quite unclear. I think the business system needs to be further developed.
The promotional systems for music shows in South Korea are known to be strenuous, with idols preparing from dawn with hair and makeup and attending rehearsals throughout the day. However, music shows are not based on a paid system for performances as this is an opportunity that many artists, especially newbies, strive to get their names known to the general public.