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Music Industry, All Activity Paused This Week… Possible Delay In Comebacks

It seems that the music industry will be "on break" at least until this week. (Photo : osen)

It looks like the music industry will be "on hold" at least until end of this week.

Currently, only the cancellation of Mnet "M! Countdown" and KBS "Music Bank" have been confirmed but viewers are expecting MBC and SBS to find it unfitting to air their music programs as well. Even if they do decide to put on the shows, there is a big possibility that the singers will be reluctant to perform.

When the first cancellation issue came up yesterday, it was due to the condolences that everyone was sending to the victims of the Korean ferry sinking incident. One representative said, "Until now, whenever incidents happened, the music industry always had a big effect. But this time, the situation is a lot worse so we only find it natural for us to stop our activity for now

Korean Entertainment Comes To A Halt In the Wake Of A National Tragedy

With the rescue operations for the Se Wol ferry"s shipwreck stymied by operational miscues, the Korean entertainment industry made an unilateral decision to shut down until the situation is improved.

Korean ferry Se Wol crashed on April 16th near South Jeonju. The current analysis is that there will be more death and casualty than previously anticipated, with some 200 passengers missing and expected to have deceased. When the news was first released, the general consensus was that rescue operations will go smoothly and the incident will be resolved in a few days. However, the situation turned for the worst, and the Korean entertainment industry has decided a shut-down of sorts in an effort to show their support for the families of the victims as well as to stay ready to broadcast any news of the tragedy.

Broadcasting companies stopped the airing of all drama and entertainment shows until further notice

EXO ‘Overdose’ Album Release Postponed To Undetermined Date Due To Ferry Tragedy

EXO"s "Overdose" release date has been delayed.

Through a statement on the official EXO website, SM Entertainment has made the decision to postpone the release of Overdose until a yet to be determined date. This comes in light of the April 16 ferry accident which has halted all music chart programs and major entertainment activities.Fans of EXO had the opportunity to watch the April 15 live stream broadcast through Samsung Music which included the music video for Overdose, however, the video has yet to be released.

In the statement, SM Entertainment provides their primary reasons for postponing the album, “The decision has been made to offer our condolences to the victims and our hopes and wishes that the missing persons will return back safely. We ask the fans who have been waiting for the release of the album for their understanding and patience

Most Drama Broadcasts Return to Normal Tonight, Variety Shows Canceled

In light of the recent Sewol Ferry tragedy, many TV networks are canceling the broadcast of their variety shows and dramas today, Thursday April 17, out of respect and to broadcast news updates.

KBS is canceling the broadcast of its Thursday night variety show, “Happy Together.” It will, however, air an episode of its daily drama ”Sky Angel” and the third episode of its prime-time Wednesday-Thursday drama, ”Golden Cross,” whose broadcast was moved to today after its cancellation yesterday.

MBC will continue to air its daily dramas “Shining Romance” and “Mother’s Garden.” The airing of the pilot episode of Kang Ho Dong‘s new variety show, “Star Gazing,” has been canceled for tonight

All Music Shows Canceled This Week, Affecting Comeback Stages of Block B, EXO, and More

All weekly music shows from the various TV networks have been canceled this week starting today due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that shook the nation yesterday.

Thursday’s (April 17 KST) music show from Mnet, “M!Countdown,” Friday’s (April 18 KST) music show from KBS, “Music Bank,” Saturday’s (April 19 KST) music show from MBC, “Music Core,” and Sunday’s (April 20 KST) music show from SBS, “Inkigayo,” have been canceled.

The cancellation of these various music shows affects the promotion schedules of many singers in the industry, as well as reflecting the desires of the artists to defer promotions out of respect for the hundreds of victim of the ferry tragedy. Some of the comebacks affected are from singer Kim Jin Ho of SG Wannabe, Lena Park, Block B, EXO, and Junggigo

All Comebacks Delayed Due to Ferry Tragedy

Due to the ferry tragedy that occurred on April 16, many comebacks, debuts, and album releases planned for this week and next have been delayed. Artists Block B, T-ara’s Jiyeon, G.NA, Fiestar, Lena Park, and Junggigo have officially announced that their various music releases have been pushed back indefinitely out of respect for the tragedy that has gripped the nation and its citizens.

Block B’s agency, Seven Seasons, announced through its official Twitter account that “Block B’s new single release has been delayed.” It explained, “We have judged that the current situation and the members’ hearts do not fit the fun atmosphere of their comeback title track ‘Jackpot,‘ so we have decided to push back the single release.”

Block B had planned to release the “Jackpot” single later today after releasing the music video on April 15

South Korean Entertainment Industry Halts Programming And Events In Wake Of Ferry Tragedy

A day after the a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of people sank 11 miles off the country"s coast, the Korean Entertainment industry has decided to halt programming and schedules while the search continues for the 290 missing passengers.

Shock and horror has rattled the nation as citizens mourn one of the most tragic peacetime disasters in recent South Korean history.The ferry, bound for the southern island of Jeju, sank on Wednesday carrying 475 people, including 325 students and 14 teachers from Danwon High School, only 170 of whom have been accounted for so far.

In light of recent events, many major players in the Korean entertainment industry have put their schedules on hold as rescue efforts continue.

With the majority of South Korean broadcast networks focusing on the incident and its aftermath, entertainment programming will be cancelled for at least the next few days

‘Comeback’ EXO – Will They Be Able To Outdo Themselves?

(Photo : SM Entertainment)(Photo : SM Entertainment)

The hottest group of 2013 has come back with a new look. Last year they firmly held their place in the music industry as the full 12 member group, and there"s interest as to whether they will be able to outdo their "Growl" activities from last year.

On April 15th EXO held a comeback show at the Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul and entered into full-scale activities with their new mini album title song "Overdose." Just like they did at their debut, EXO will pursue their activities divided into EXO-K and EXO-M. Now that they"ve already peaked their level of popularity, this comeback is more important than ever. Will EXO be able to meet expectations and demonstrate power that can shake up the music industry once again?

2 Years Into Their Debut - A Look At Their Records So Far

EXO debuted on April 8th, 2012, and have just passed the 2 year mark

Eddy Kim to promote second title track ‘The Manual’

Eddy Kim has some good news to his fans.

He has decided to promote a second title track after his successful 'Push and Pull' promotions. With the help of his fans, Eddy Kim picked 'The Manual' as his 2nd track to promote.

'The Manual' was pre-released before his debut mini album dropped on April 11, and received explosive response thus making it his choice for 2nd title track. Prior to that, Eddy Kim is going to start promoting 'The Manual' on April 17 through 'M! Countdown'.

K.Will and Jewelry’s Yewon to Host Talk Show “M Countdown Begins”

Singer K.Will and Jewelry"s Yewon will host Mnet"s new program "M Countdown Begins".

The program will be formatted as a talk show before "M Countdown", featuring the TOP 10 artists and music on the M Countdown charts. On the first episode of "M Countdown Begins", many K-Pop artists will make an appearance to congratulate K.Will and Yewon as hosts of the program.

Producers of "M Countdown Begins" stated: "K.WIll is a wonderful musician with great skills as a host, as shown through his radio DJ history. He will be able to lead guests with a relaxed style and incorporate his knowledge of music into the program. Yewon is a cute and skilled musician; we hope that she will bring life to the program."