B2M Entertainment

B2M Entertainment (KoreanB2M 엔터테인먼트) was a South Korean record label founded in 2010 by Gil Jong-hwa.

B2M Entertainment
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Founded2010
FounderGil Jong-hwa
DefunctJuly 2017
StatusInactive
Genre
Country of originSouth Korea
Location612-29, Banpo-4-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

HistoryEdit

B2M Entertainment was originally founded as Gil Entertainment. The company changed its name to B2M Entertainment right after Lee Hyori joined it. The company was founded in 2010 by Gil Jong-hwa, who formerly worked for DSP Media and handled the management of several artists, including Sechs Kies, Fin.K.L, SS501 and Kara.[1]

Fin.K.L's former member Lee Hyori joined B2M Entertainment in early 2010 to work with Gil Jong-hwa, who had been Fin.K.L's co-manager and had worked with the group since its debut. SS501's Heo Young-Saeng and Kim Kyu-Jong joined B2M Entertainment in the same year.

B2M Entertainment formed the five-member girl group Spica in January 2012. Eric Nam joined B2M Entertainment in September 2012 after finishing in the top 5 on the Korean TV show 'Star Audition: Birth of a Great Star - Season 2' and made his official debut on January 23, 2013.

In September 2014, B2M Entertainment formed Spica's first sub-unit group "Spica.S" (Spica Special), consisting of 4 members: Park Si-Hyun, Park Narae, Yang Jiwon, and Kim Bohyung, while Kim Boa was to debut as a solo artist.[2] Following this, Nicole Jung joined B2M Entertainment eight months after leaving KARA[3][4] and made her official solo debut on November 19, 2014.[5]

In July 2015, B2M Entertainment formed a strategic alliance with CJ E&M Music especially MMO Entertainment.[6]In November 2016, Eric Nam, Spica and co-managed artist from CJ E&M, SG Wannabe and Davichi had transferred to CJ E&M label MMO Entertainment where Nicole Jung stayed with B2M Entertainment. In April 2017, B2M Entertainment former trainees was introduced as MMO Entertainment trainees in Produce 101 season 2. In the same year, B2M Entertainment secretly shut down and founder Gil Jong-hwa officially works as executive producer of Stone Music Entertainment since then.

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