S.M. Entertainment

S.M. Entertainment (Hangul: SM엔터테인먼트) is an independent Korean record label, talent agency, producer, and publisher of pop music, founded by Lee Soo-man in South Korea. Initially, “SM” was an abbreviation of the agency founder’s name, but now stands for “Star Museum.” Its current CEO is Kim Young-min. The label is one of the “big three” record companies of Korea along with YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment because of strong market share and international operations, they lead and started the Hallyu wave.

Once the home to groups such as H.O.T., S.E.S., and Shinhwa, its current roster of recording artists include artists in Korean entertainment like Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, TRAX, The Grace, Super Junior, Zhang Liyin, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), and EXO. It is also home to actors like Go Ara, Kim Min-jong and Lee Yeon-hee. SM Entertainment also co-publishes Avex Trax releases for Japanese artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, and Koda Kumi, as well as Johnny’s Entertainment acts like Arashi and KAT-TUN.

list of Recording artists
List Artist S.M Entertainment


-SM TinTin Hall (2000)
-SM Entertainment Japan (2001)
-SM Academy (2003)
-SM Art Company (2005)
-SM Pictures (2007)
-SM Amusement
-SM F&B Development
-SM Entertainment USA (2008)
-SM Town Travel (2012)

Labels distribute
Avex Group
J Storm
Nayutawave Records
Purple Communication

Distributing labels
South Korea
self-distributed (1995–2011)
United Asia Management (2011–present)
KMP Holdings (2011–present)

Avex Group
VAP (1998–2000) (S.E.S)
Universal Music (Girls’ Generation) (2010–present)
EMI Music Japan (Shinee) (2010–present)

Hong Kong
Avex Asia
Universal Music (Girls’ Generation) (2010–present)
Pathe Records (Shinee) (2010–present)

Avex Taiwan
Universal Music (Girls’ Generation) (2010–present)
Avex/Gold Typhoon (Shinee)

Universal Music
Warner Music (Shinee) (2010–present)

Universal Records
MCA Music (Girls’ Generation) (2010–present)
PolyEast Records (Shinee) (2010–present)

GMM International (until 2011)
SM True (2011–present)

Sky Music

Source : Wikipedia


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