Big Hit) The cost of training a single trainee for a year
In an interview, Bang Shi Hyuk shared just how much it takes to fully train a trainee at BigHit Entertainment just for a year.
It costs about a hundred and twenty million KRW ($110,000 USD) to train a trainee for a year. This value, although provided by Bang Shi Hyuk himself, is not specific to BigHit Entertainment. The CEO claims it to be the average cost for any company to invest in a trainee, given all the proper lessons and training. This value can rise if the company decides to send the trainee for an expensive experience such as overseas training.
Not only this, but the trainees may be provided with dorms, depending on the company. Some trainees may continue to live with their family until their debut team is confirmed. Once their debut teams have been formed, the team will begin living together in dorms for a year and a half. During this time, the company will pay for lodging and food.
Thankfully, companies such as SM, JYP, YG and BigHit Entertainment do not request for trainees to pay this back after debut. This means their artists get to earn money from the moment they start promoting. Other companies may ask their trainees to pay this back after debut and they only start receiving income after the debt is paid back. cr
original post: theqoo
1. I love Big Hit because they always invest a lot of money in the trainees
2. I think acting practice will be necessary because idols need to show their acting on stage
3. It’s like the cost of R&D in other fields, is there anything special?
4. There’s nothing to argue with if you look at BTS and TXT
5. I thought it was 20 million won, but it was 120 million won;;
6. It costs more money than I thought
7. It’s good, I think I’ll apply for Big Hit if I want to be a trainee
8. Well, 120 million won…
9. The Big Hit system is so good
10. It’s good for the trainees