While it was common for performing artists to have little to zero input in the production and writing of their own songs in the past, times have changed.
They may not produce or write their songs or albums from beginning to end all by themselves, but K-Pop idols too are becoming increasingly more involved in the production process of their music, while some are even the main producers behind some of their tracks.
K-Pop idol SunMi recently responded to a comment saying that K-Pop idols only say they write their music because their names are added in the credits.
“It’s not just SunMi but the majority of idols who just have their names added to the credits when its actually the co-writers and arrangers who do all the work.”
Below is SunMi’s response.
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형태가 어떻게 되었든 무언가를 만들거나 창작 해내는 것은 어려움이 많은 작업입니다. 그만큼 여러 부분에서 사람들의 도움이 필요로 합니다. 하지만 지휘자가 어떤 이야기를 하고 싶은지 또 어떻게 표현하고자 하는지 자기 자신이 이해하지 못하고, 설명할 수 없고 또 실행할 수 없다면 함께 작업하는 사람들은 혼란스럽습니다. 단순히 앨범 크레딧에 이름을 올리려는 보여주기식의 작업을 하지 않습니다. 가사, 멜로디, 편곡, 앨범이 만들어지는 과정 하나하나를 고민하며 다듬고 또 고치면서 제가 표현하고자 하는 걸 완성합니다. 저 뿐만이 아닌 대부분의 아이돌들이 그렇다는 개인의 편견이 기정사실화가 되지 않았으면 합니다.
“Creating something is a difficult process, regardless of the way it is done. Everyone needs help when doing it in many different aspects. But if the executive director has no idea what they’re going for, even the people working on it with him or her will also have a difficult time as well. We don’t just take part in making the album just for the sake of getting our names in the credits. We think about everything including the lyrics, melody, and arrangement, perfecting it so that we can best portray ourselves and express what we want to. I hope that this person’s opinion doesn’t turn in to a stereotype.”