MADTOWN Switches Labels as J Tunes Camp Closes Its Doors
J Tunes Camp, former home to large K-Pop names like Rain and MBLAQ, has decided to close up shop for good.
According to news sources, J Tunes Camp has organized the closure of its contracts with its remaining artists listed under its label. Managers and staffs from the company have also departed from the company. It seems that the once-well-going label will be closing its doors permanently.
J Tunes Camp has been pushing their boy group, MADTOWN, over the past few years. MADTOWN had been its 2nd boy group since the formation of their popular group, MBLAQ. After Rain departed to his own company and MBLAQ’s members decided to split, the label was merged under JYP Entertainment as a subsidiary. Even with the guidance of JYP Entertainment, the label failed to produce another famous act.
The MBLAQ members who had remained under J Tunes Camp are currently fulfilling their military duties (with SeungHo to enlist soon). They will most likely find other labels when their mandatory duties have been served. MADTOWN has already moved labels to GNI Entertainment during the last week of 2016.
An inside source states, “J Tunes Camp is more or less disbanded. All of the managers left and MADTOWN began their new contracts with their new label. They currently have no active artist, so it will be very difficult for them to play any role.”
Update: J Tunes Camp spoke up just a few moments ago with their official statement. The company announced, “It’s true that MADTOWN switched labels to GNI Entertainment. However, news that the company will be closing is unfounded. Some employees have left the company, but we still have people working. We think that the rumor began because MADTOWN switched labels and the MBLAQ members are in the army. We are currently auditioning new artist trainees.”
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