SM Entertainment has taken serious disciplinary action against A&R (The is the division of a record label that is responsible for talent scouting and the artistic and commercial development of the recording artist) employee A, who allowed his wife to participate as a lyricist in the songs of his artists without informing the company.
On the 6th, SM Entertainment announced, “We recently confirmed the inappropriate work of the employee in question and took disciplinary action against him.
It was discovered that Mr. A, in the process of requesting and adopting the lyrics of his artists’ songs, had adopted the lyrics written by his own wife without informing the company.
Prior to this, according to Korean media outlet Dailian on the same day, Mr. A was stripped of his position after having his wife participate as a lyricist in a total of 15 songs, including BoA, EXO, and EXO-CBX, a unit consisting of Baekhyun, Chen & Baekhyun, and Xiumin.
These actions by Mr. A violate fairness and constitute an abuse of power.