UPDATED: MBC Big Music Festa 2008: Canceled

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    UPDATED: MBC Big Music Festa 2008: Canceled

    Post by queenbee on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 3:45 am



    An article regarding the artist line up for the MBC Big Music Festa 2008 was posted here a couple of weeks back.

    A lot of us were dismayed upon seeing SNSD taking part in this show which featured most of Korean music industry's finest - DBSK, Big Bang, Wonder Girls, V.O.S., Jewelry, and Shinee. Ticket sales started last August and with the show supposed to be held TODAY at 7PM, this news suddenly surfaces:

    Note: Translations are a bit rough.. please feel free to inform me of any corrections :)


    title: '2008 Big Music Festa performances Cancelled.

    This is an SM Fanclub Official

    It was planned today on the 11th of October for a performance in Ulsan.

    The "2008 Big Music Festa" Event had insufficient preparations and insufficient communications with the Sponsors.

    TVXQ, SNSD and SHINees performances thus were cancelled.

    Thus we think it would be not be safe to have TVXQ, SNSD and SHINee in that area.

    We understand that the news is an inconvenience to the fans and all involved as there were many high expectations to the Event.

    We send our sincere apologies.

    The sponsors have not complied fully to our requests and attending is not possible, for the sake of our artists.

    Again we sincerely apologise and state that TVXQ, SNSD and SHINee will not be performing in todays Event.

    Please take care in this coming chilly weather, and we hope in future to have favorable public performances.

    For TVXQ, SNSD and SHINee if the opportunity arises they will endeavour in such public performances in future.

    Thank You.

    source: DNBN news

    Translated by person-who-does-not-want-to-be-named...

    Note the date and time of SM announcement:


    Isn't it cutting a little bit too short?? In canceling a show as big as this, usually it needs to be done at least 24 hours... not 4 hours prior to opening.

    Now TWO hours after SM's announcement in DNBN, VIPs in Daum posted this:

    source

    Rough translation:
    The 2008 Big Music Festa for the help of the diseased and for young life Concert has been canceled.

    Singers and their companies were informed of the cancellation.

    MBC Ulsan gives its sincerest apologies and all will receive their necessary refunds.

    Our apologies.
    Refunds shall be given to those who had bought tickets. It is a shame since proceeds of the Event were going to those in need and as a celebration of MBCs 40th Anniversary.


    It's weird that SM would suddenly act as spokesperson for the MBC concert, and to actually make their announcement vague enough to be misunderstood as just SM artists canceling... And when other artists' FC which are not under SM do their own announcement, it is supposed to be for the ENTIRE show. Perhaps SM and MBC were hoping it will just be SM artists who will cancel and the rest will still be on?


    Still not weird enough?


    So how is it that almost two hours PRIOR to SM's announcement, things still seem to be normal?

    Summary:
    The 2008 Big Music Festa sponsored by MBC Ulsan will start at 7PM where proceeds will go to children suffering from leukemia and other incurable diseases.

    A closer look at the time this news was posted:





    Is it just me or does something smell fishy here?

    No valid reasons were mentioned aside from insufficient preparations and lack of sponsors - which is kind of far fetched considering that the show had started promotion and selling last August - more than enough time to prepare. Or could it be that ticket sales are not what was expected?

    Since tickets started selling, no news as to how big the expected turnout would be have been given... which is kind of strange. when powerhouses such as DBSK and Big Bang are headlining the event, one would assume that tickets would have been sold out in a week's time and MBC would have been shouting about it from the rooftops.

    Curious isn't it?

    No sponsors for the show? Since when has MBC needed sponsors? And if they did require sponsors since its a charity event, how hard can it be to acquire sponsors for such a show with DBSK, Big Bang, and Wonder Girls?

    Could it be that not only fans are boycotting shows with SNSD, but now Sponsors as well? *gasp*

    Serves them right for getting freebies in their artist packages... what was it? Buy two take one free?

    DBSK + Shinee and a free SNSD = potential embarrassment


    MORE UPDATES:


    Seems that it really were Sponsors who had problems with the show:



    Summary:
    Fans are outraged at the cancellation at the last minute for Music Festa, they have swarmed on to MBC's fanboard to voice their anger.

    SM firstly announced the cancellation of their performers for the event
    *basically the translation we provided above*.

    JYP also canceled before 5 o'clock stating that the sponsors did not also comply to demands made by the company.

    Other companies followed by 6 PM and complaints were sent towards the sponsors and their contact to the companies that morning, and due to that disagreement the performers could not gaurantee their attendance.

    The fans filled the notice boards with strong protest and the fans said "we understand when one or two artists cancel, but for everyone to cancel at once, and on the day?".

    Some are bewildered as to how all problems lay behind sponsors and that a solution could not be found for the sake of fans.

    Source: here

    The news was posted after the show was meant to have begun.


    It's one thing if fans boycott a show... but it's a whole different league when Sponsors stage a boycott...

    Let me give you guys an insight on how Sponsorships work for an event:

    Sponsors give out money to have their name associated in the show. It's all about marketing. So basically, if they pay big bucks to have their name out there, it could be THEIR show, in the true sense of the word.

    Sponsors also make sure that their co-sponsors are either beneficial to their own company or not a competitor. Business ethics so to speak. If a sponsor would ever back out, it is for good reason. Either they see the show as having no potential from the very beginning (a loss) OR sees the show as having bad imagery which could result to loss of consumers after the event.

    And then of course, if a sponsor does back out, the rest will follow suit as the others would also feel obligated to protect their names and business. Whatever the reason may be.

    Strange isn't it... how SM was the first to announce the cancellation? And when they canceled, JYP released their statement regarding THEIR sponsors... I can't say I blame JYP's sponsors. It was bound to happen. All because it seems SM is losing his touch...

    He still insists of bringing his precious SNSD into the limelight even though they've had only one hit song since their debut more than a year ago. And with all the boycott and negative imagery these girls are getting, Sponsors would definitely think twice before investing their money on something which could ultimately lead into their own downfall.

    Things are NOW getting interesting... Razz



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    Thanks to Bento Box aka Lady B for helping me out with all the info and research
    BeeBox? LOL


    Last edited by Bento_box on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 9:51 am; edited 16 times in total (Reason for editing : too many updates!!)


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    Re: UPDATED: MBC Big Music Festa 2008: Canceled

    Post by ~MiXiHae~DBSK on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 4:32 am

    what????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i can't believe this!!!!!
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    Post by Bento_box on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 5:59 am

    This is utterly ridiculous considering that Ulsan is in the South East of South Korea, and plenty of fans would have had to come down from Seoul to Ulsan, and Seoul is in the North West.

    How big of an inconvenience is that to inform them through a fansite and email when they are possibly already there or on their way? Im pretty sure as well that some people found out upon arrival as the show was meant to start an hour ago and official news just came out now.

    http://media.daum.net/society/nation/gyeongsang/view.html?cateid=100008&newsid=20081011130413565&p=newsis
    ^^ this is news an hour before SM declared the cancellation, it mentions the Big Music Festa and doesnt say its canceled, instead it says that proceeds from the event will be donated, blah blah blah.

    I feel for the fans and am not surprised that they are outraged. "Inconvenient" doesnt do this justice.

    Cancellations on the day of the event, much less hours before the event is an insult to fans, other companies and MBC.

    Wasnt MBC and SMs relationship still up in the air anyhow?


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    Post by Ethanol on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 6:10 am

    Wow. I feel so bad for the people who were supposed to attend the concert. 4 hours cancellation prior to the concert? What's happening here?? What is happening to the entertainment industry?!!

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    Post by SoHot on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 7:53 am

    oh wow.
    This is getting ridiculous.
    SM needs to stop RIGHT NOW!
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    Post by hiyostand on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 9:20 am

    That is such a sudden cancellation. How could they plan such a big event without knowing the correct sponsors. That is very unprofessional. But hey I don't blame the sponsors. Bringing Snsd back on stage is asking for another black ocean. Maybe everyone else is aware but LSM that SNSD is a menace.

    I feel bad for the people who brought tickets and may have been there for hours prior to the cancellation.
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    Post by supermarbel_cake on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 9:39 am

    pathetic much.

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    Post by maggie on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 9:56 am

    indeed pathetic and unprofessional.
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    Post by LUPIN on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 10:21 am

    LOL...why so sudden??

    Maybe something happened with the sponsors on the day of the event?!
    I didn't hear about any boycotts and there were many artists involved so the show should have went on.

    SM being the first to back out and JYP following suit?
    If I were JYP, I wouldn't have done it as it would have been more publicity for the Wonder Girls.

    This is such a hassle for all those who were expecting the show and to those who went there as well. Sigh~
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    Post by koreangurl2626 on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 10:23 am

    wow. JYP shouldve just went on with it. Screw Sm.
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    Post by snsdsuckss on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 12:29 pm

    this is very disappointing to hear!
    argh.
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    Post by Yumii on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 12:45 pm

    Kpop is so freaking mess up now.. >.<;;
    aish.. WTF is wrong w/ SM these day..? >:[
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    Post by Oh_Mona on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 1:01 pm

    SM really know how to screw over MBC, you would think with all the negativity in their relationship already, that they would try to redeem themselves.

    This is a charity event and in honor of MBCs 40th Anni, how embarrassing is that?

    IMO, I actually understand why SM pulled out their artists, another public boycott that they don't have much power over. Them and MBC aren't the best of friends, I doubt they'd allow them to dictate the event. A public boycott in front of their competiters and the press, that means another DC.
    I mean we already know they're feeling threatened

    Its just sad that such an event was cancelled when the proceeds go to charities for Ill children with incurable diseases... And all the concert goers that came from Seoul to Ulsan, I know I would be pissed.
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    Post by Kamo on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 1:24 pm

    Things are getting crazy! It just sucks that DBSK/Shinee and other innocent artists have to suffer because of SNSD's actions.


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    Post by jaejae19 on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 1:38 pm

    this cancellation's just way up there man. poor fans. always victimized. TT.TT


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    Post by paboshitdae on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 3:12 pm

    damndamn i was really looking foreward toanother black oceans.
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    Post by STANDupPEOPLE on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 3:47 pm

    hah. things are starting to backfire for SM. this is what he gets for not listening to the fans. now the sponsors are backing off. less money for him.

    i feel bad for the FC's though. so unprofessional. don't see why JYP didn't keep going. oh well.
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    Post by queenbee on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 4:12 pm

    Its not that JYP really had a choice to continue or not.

    His sponsors were the ones who backed out due to SM's (sponsors) backing out... so JYP would have no other choice but to pull out as well... same with the other groups...

    Charity events needs sponsors to fund the program as proceeds from ticket sales will go to charity instead of the artists, so obviously someone needs to pay for the artists' talent fees - that's where the sponsors come in...

    And sponsors only look out for their own vested interest. why invest their money on something which already has a negative impact on the consumer market? (e.g. SM artists canceling their performance) So better to pull out while they still can.

    In the end, its still the fans who still has to pay =___="


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    Post by Zoy on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 4:18 pm

    Holy crap.. it's going down...

    but still, that's bullshit, it's for a good cause (sick kids), couldn't they pull SNSD out w/some bullshit reason!?


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    Post by DongBangAngel on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 5:12 pm

    Wow.. thats just gey.
    ONCE AGAIN the fans suffer ):
    I feel uber sorry for the fans.
    I cant believe they cancel this concert especially since its for a really good cause.
    Stupid SM Very sad

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    Post by myai on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 6:12 pm

    how can they just do that?
    especially when the cause is for sick people?
    snsd is just ignorant

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    Post by JaeMinLuv08 on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 7:16 pm

    Woa. o__o
    Can they just cancel it like that?
    What about the people who paid for it?
    I feel bad for them ..
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    Post by fuzzywuzzy on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 7:31 pm

    This was for a good cause x___x the hell is going on here?

    I was looking forward to this, too.

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    Post by collation on Sat 11 Oct 2008, 7:52 pm

    wth!
    i feel bad for the kids that won't benefit from this... thank u pink addicts!
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    Post by yuniel on Sun 12 Oct 2008, 12:22 am

    wow whAT'S this? black stadium? since nothing is gonna happen there now.

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