EXO CBX Members Baekhyun, Xiumin, and Chen Terminate Contract with SM, to Potentially Sign with BPM

EXO's BaekhyunXiumin, and Chen to leave SM Entertainment

On June 1, lawyer Lee Jae-hak, a lawyer who acted as the legal representative of EXO's Baekhyun, Xiumin, and Chen, announced the official position on the unfairness of the exclusive contract between the members SM Entertainment.

Lawyer Lee said, 
"Artists have previously sent their contents to SM seven times from March 21 to recently through their legal representatives, I have repeatedly asked for a copy of the settlement data and settlement grounds. "
"It is the minimum legitimate right of the artists to request accurate and transparent settlement grounds for the settlement that has not been done in the meantime, and SM is also obliged to comply with the exclusive contract and the Pop Culture and Art Industry Development Act. However, SM has maintained its unfair position that it can not provide a copy of the data. "
"SM has signed a long-term contract with artists over 12 to 13 years in the past, and after such a period is not enough, it is stamped on the subsequent exclusive contract again, claiming a long contract period of at least 17 years or 18 years. Artists feel that SM is forcing artists to sign so-called slave contracts based on their superior status for more than 20 years, including a considerable number of trainees."

According to Ilgan Sports 
2 that Big Planet Made Entertainment was behind the group EXO members, who complained about the unfairness of the exclusive contract with their agency SM Entertainment.

As a result of the Ilgan Sports coverage, SM recently sent a proof of content to BPM, because it caught the situation that led BPM to approach the EXO members and sign a contract with them. This is controversial because most EXO members have already signed contracts and entered into activities. SM also confirmed that this part was a problem in the proof of contents.

SM said, "The attempt of external forces is an obvious illegal act, and it is hidden in the intention to encourage conflicts between our company and artists, and to break down existing teams." "It is fundamentally destroying the trust of fans who send infinite love and support. It is an unacceptable attempt and an illegal act that should never be forgiven for the healthy future of the K-pop industry as a whole. "

Meanwhile, BPM says that MC Mong only met the members as friends and denied involvement with the legal issues. 

On the other hand, Big Planet Made is currently home to Ren, Ha Sung Woon, Lee Mujin, VIVIZ, and Huh Gak.

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