The newest twist within the LOONA contract saga is that Universal Music Japan is in search of to implement their unique administration rights to LOONA, who they signed again in September of 2019. This deal is reportedly separate from their contract with Blockberry Creative and exists no matter what occurs with them.
The contract reportedly states, “Regardless whether or not the artists’ contract with Blockberry Creative administration is damaged or cancelled, the members should proceed to meet their duties for this contract. Should they violate any phrases of this contract, the artists should pay damages for failing to meet their duties beneath Japanese legislation.“
The report goes on to say that UMJ plans to have the entire group proceed actions by means of albums, fan conferences, and all of the common stuff.
Essentially, they’re saying that the 12 LOONA members have a contract with UMJ in Japan for about three extra years no matter no matter mess is going on in Korea and that they intend to hold on regardless. That clearly contains Chuu in addition to Heejin, Kim Lip, Jinsoul, and Choerry, even with their contract suspended.
The most evident current instance that involves thoughts is EXID, who went their separate methods with completely different firms in Korea however continued group actions in Japan as contractually obligated to.
While it’s attainable this might find yourself being considerably supreme for followers by way of all 12 persevering with on with their actions, it additionally might clearly result in an entire different authorized struggle if not everyone is on board with this plan as issues get more and more messy in Korea. Just one other wrinkle into an more and more messy state of affairs.