10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

Unlike many big entertainment companies in South Korea, like SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, etc., which house multiple idol groups and soloists, other agencies only manage one musical artist on their roster. Here are 10 K-pop businesses that only run one act.

10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

EDAM Entertainment

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

EDAM Entertainment is just proof of how important IU is to their manager. This company was founded by Bae Jong Han, the solo artist’s manager for more than 12 years now, in early 2020. Along with his entire staff, IU was transferred from Kakao M to its new subsidiary, EDAM Entertainment.

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BE:LIFTLAB

ENHYPEN at Weverse Con 2022

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

Previously called BELIF+, BE:LIFT LAB was founded in 2018 as a collaboration between HYBE (formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment) and CJ ENM. The HYBE label is currently home to boy group ENHYPEN, which includes members picked from the survival show “I-LAND.”

With BE:LIFT LAB producing the second season of “I-LAND,” which will form their first girl group, the agency could handle two musical acts.

Source Music

THE SSERAFIM WITHOUT FEAR

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

Another HYBE label, Source Music only manages new girl group LE SSERAFIM, which debuted in May 2022 and quickly became one of the best girl groups of the fourth generation. Source Music is well known for being the former home of disbanded girl groups GLAM and GFRIEND.

SPIRE Entertainment

Omega X

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

Spire Entertainment is one of the newest K-pop companies, having been established in December 2020 just to launch OMEGA X. The boy group is made up of a total of 11 boys who are all former members of different teams. dissolved. Since their debut in June 2021, OMEGA X has shown their potential to become one of the top idol groups of their generation.

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Dreamcatcher Company

Dream Catcher

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

As the name suggests, Dreamcatcher Company is the label home to the rock idol group Dreamcatcher. It was originally called Pungnyeon Entertainment and later Happyface Entertainment. It’s been the band’s label since Dreamcatcher debuted as MINX in 2014.

Prior to the launch of MINX, the agency launched Dal Shabet in 2011. However, Dal Shabet went dormant several years ago, leaving Dreamcatcher as the only remaining band.

KQ Entertainment

ATEEZ

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

Although KQ Entertainment has subsidiary labels that manage their own artists, KQ is only home to ATEEZ, which is one of the top fourth-generation K-pop groups. ATEEZ is widely known for its many hits like “Deja Vu”, “Fireworks (I’m the One)”, “Answer”, “Inception”, “Wonderland”, and more.

Dongyo Entertainment

DKZ Chase Episode 2

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

Dongyo Entertainment is one of the small K-pop companies which is not well-known in the industry, but everything changed when its only artist, DKZ (formerly called DONGKIZ) recently gained popularity thanks to a of its members. In particular, band member Jaechan rose to fame for playing one of the lead roles in the BL drama “Semantic Error.”

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ZB label

Alexa

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

ZB Label is another K-pop agency housing a solo artist, including American singer AleXa. It is a subsidiary of Zanybros (a South Korean video production agency), and promotes Chinese girl group 7SENSES in Korea (but ZB Label is not the group’s main company).

BlueDot Entertainment

JUST B

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

A subsidiary of Kakao Entertainment, BlueDot Entertainment is only home to six-boy group JUST B, which debuted in June 2021 (alongside OMEGA X). Three of the group members were trainees at Play M Entertainment (now called IST Entertainment), namely Jimin, Doyum (DY), and Byeong Hee (Bain). Meanwhile, Geonu and JM are former contestants of “I-LAND”.

The music of the waves

GWSN

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10 K-pop Companies That Only Manage One Music Artist So Far

Formerly known as The Kiwi Company, The Wave Music is currently home to seven-member multinational girl group GWSN, which debuted in September 2018. The group is also known as Girls in the Park and is known for its no-skip discography. So if you haven’t heard any of their songs, you might want to listen to them.

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Written by Maria Scott