Hook Entertainment Responds to Not Paying Lee Seung Gi for His Music


It has been reported that South Korean singer, actor, MC and entertainer Lee Seung Gi has not been paid for his songs in 18 years. As a singer, she had great success with songs like “Because You’re My Woman”, “Will You Marry Me?”, “Come Back” and “Ordinary Man”.

According to local media outlet Dispatch, Lee Seung Gi has not been paid a single payment for his music since 2004. The singer has released 137 songs under 27 albums in the last 18 years, and his former label Hook Entertainment has not paid him anything. One penny for it.

The distribution channel’s profit statement shared by Dispatch revealed that Lee Seung Gi earned 9.6 billion won (7.16 million USD) from song sales between October 2009 and September 2022.

The plot began when Lee Seung Gi asked his former label, Hook Entertainment, to provide him with transparent records of his earnings after the company was raided by the National Police’s Serious Crime Investigation Unit.

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Shortly after the report began to circulate everywhere, the CEO of Hook Entertainment made the following official statement on the subject:

“Hello. This is Kwon Jin Young, CEO of Hook Entertainment.

Whether it’s true or not, it’s embarrassing for me to see negative news about me and our organization in the news lately.

Everything is due to my negligence and lack of common sense, so I am ashamed and I apologize.

It makes sense to specifically confirm the accuracy of the news in and out of the press, but as we mentioned in our previous press release, we ask for your patience and understanding as we organize to check the facts. We are not disclosing our situation at this time as it may be subject to legal action.

When it is determined that Hook Entertainment or I will have to deal with certain legal issues in the future, we will not back down from anything and accept full responsibility.

Hook Entertainment and I will do our best to prevent this from affecting the entertainment promotions of our agency’s stars, and will also take extra precautions to ensure that there are no other incidents that worry everyone.

Thank you.”

In addition to being a singer, Lee Seung Gi has gained recognition as an actor and has worked in various dramas. My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010), Brilliant legacy (2009), You Are Surrounded (2014), The King 2 Hearts (2012), Gu Family Book (2013), A Korean Odyssey (2017–2018), Vagabond (2019) and Mouse (2021).


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