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  • Billboard nominates Yang Hyun-suk for ‘International Power Player’
  • [2014-01-21]



  • Yang Hyun-suk, YG Entertainment CEO has been selected as one of the ‘International Power Players’ by Billboard Magazine. 

     
    YG’s head producer Yang put his name on the list of International Power Players, the world leaders who have influenced significantly on the global music market selected by Billboard Magazine and Midem, international music industry trade show, in the upcoming issue on January 25 and he was the only Korean.
     
    The list, which was made for the first time this year, alongside Yang included  John Reid, the president of European Live Nation who produced the world tour concerts of Big Bang and 2NE1, K-pop idol groups from YG Entertainment, SYCO Entertainment CEO Simon Cowell, Sony Music U.K. CEO Nick Gatfield, AVEX CEO Matsuura Masato, etc.
     
    Billboard described producer Yang , "Yang Hyun Suk debuted back in 1992 as a member of a boy band called 'Seo Tae Ji and Kids', which are the pioneers of Korean modern pop," and mentioned his achievements as a producer in YG Entertainment.
     
    "Entertainment business is not limited to certain countries or communities," and “The success of World Star PSY has contributed to drawing attention to other musicians like G-Dragon, TaeYang, BigBang, CL, and 2NE1. Therefore, I expect that there will be more to achieve for YG artists in 2014,” CEO Yang said.
     

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