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DSP Media Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

DSP Media Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

Official Company Name: DSPmedia Inc.
Previous Company Names: Daesung Enterprise (1991-1999), DSP Entertainment (2000-2006), and DSP Enti (2006–2007)
CEO: Choi Mi-kyung
Founder: Lee Ho-yeon
Founding Date: October 1991
Address: DSP Media, 36-12 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

DSP Media Official Accounts:
Official Website: DSPmedia
Facebook: DSPmedia
Twitter: DSPmedia
YouTube: DSPmedia
V Live: DSPmedia
Naver TV: DSPmedia

DSP Media Artists*
Fixed Groups
ZAM

Debut Date: 1992
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 1996
Members: Cho Jinsoo, Hyunsuk Yoon, Hwang Hyunmin, Sungbin Shin, and Kim Hyun Joong
Subunits:
Website:

CO CO

Debut Date: 1994
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 1995
Members: Lee Hye-young and Yun Hyunsuk (ZAM).
Subunits:
Website:

MUE

Debut Date: 1994
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 1999
Final Line Up: Lee Yoon-sung, Yu Young-chae, Kim Joon-Hee, and Lee Chang-seok
Former Members: Yang Hyuk, Lee Ji-hoon, and Kim Nana
Subunits:
Website:

IDOL

Debut Date: February 1996
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 1997
Members: Choi Hyuk-joon and Lee Se-sung
Subunits:
Website:

Mountain

Debut Date: 1996
Status: Disbanded
Members: Kim Joon-hee and Oh Chang-hoon
Subunits:
Website:

Sechs Kies

Debut Date: April 15th, 1997
Status: Disbanded/Left DSP
Date of Inactivity at DSP: May 20th, 2000
Current Company: YG Entertainment
Active Members: Jiwon, Jaijin, Jaeduck, and Suwon
Former Member: Sunghoon
Subunits:
Website: YGFamily/Artists.Sechs Kies

Fin.K.L
Fin.K.L
Debut Date: May 1998
Status: Inactive
Date of Inactivity at DSP: October 26th, 2005
Members: Hyori, Joohyun, Jin, and Yuri
Subunits:
Website:

Click-B
Click B
Debut Date: August 1999
Status: Inactive
Date of Inactivity: 2006
Members: Taehyung, Yunsuk, Jonghyuk, Sanghyuk, Hyungon, Hoseok, and Minhyuk
Subunits:
Website:

2Shai

Debut Date: 2003
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 2010
Members: Baek Woo Hyun and Jo Hong Gi
Subunits:
Website:

Shyne

Debut Date: 2004
Status: Inactive
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 2006
Members: Bonnie and Sunny
Subunits:
Website:

SS501

Debut Date: 2005
Status: Left DSP Media
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 2010
Current Company: CI Entertainment
Members: Kim Hyun Joong, Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong, Park Jung Min, and Kim Hyung Jun
Subunits: Double S 301 (2008)-  Heo Young-saeng, Kim Kyu-jong and Kim Hyung-jun
Website: Double S 301 Japan Official Fanclub

Kara

Debut Date: March 29th, 2007
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: January 14th, 2016
Final Lineup: GyuriSeungyeon, and Youngji
Member for Eternity: Hara
Former Members: Sunghee, Nicole, and Jiyoung
Subunits:
Website:

A’st1

Debut Date: April 17th, 2008
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: November 27th, 2009
Members: Jungjin, Tomo, Haiming, Jangmoon, and Hanbyul
Member for Eternity: Inkyu
Subunits:
Website:

Rainbow

Debut Date: November 14th, 2009
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: November 12th, 2016
Members: Jaekyung, Woori, Seungah, Noeul, Yoonhye, Jisook, and Hyunyoung
Subunits:
Rainbow Pixie (January 12th, 2012): Seungah, Jisook, and Hyunyoung
Rainbow BLAXX (January 20th, 2014): Jaekyung, Woori, Seung Ah and Hyunyoung
Website:

PURETTY

Debut Date: September 5th, 2012 (Japanese)
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: January 17th, 2014
Other Company: Universal Music Japan
Members: Hyein, Siyoon, Chaekyung, Somin, and Ja Eun
Subunits:
Website:

A-JAX

Debut Date: June 1st, 2012
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: March 31st 2019
Final Lineup: Dowoo, Yunyoung, Seungjin, Seungyub,and Joonghee
Former Members: Jaehyung, Jihu, and Sungmin
Subunits:
Website:

April

Debut Date: August 24th, 2015
Status: Active
Active Members: ChaekyungChaewonNaeunYenaRachel, and Jinsol
Former Members: Somin and Hyunjoo
Subunits:
Website: DSPmedia/Artists.April

KARD

Debut Date: July 19th, 2017
Status: Active
Active Members: BM, Somin, and Jiwoo
Members on Military Hiatus: J.Seph
Subunits:
Website: DSPmedia.Artists/KARD

MIRAE
Debut Date: First Quarter of 2021
Status: Pre-Debut
Active Members: Lien, Lee Junhyuk, Yoo Douhyun, Khael, Son Dongpyo, Park Siyoung, and Jang Yubin
Subunits:
Website:

Project/Collaboration Groups:
DSP Friends

Debut Date: December 15th, 2014
Status: Unofficially Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 2015
Members:
Click-B: Jonghyuk
KaraGyuriSeungyeon, and Youngji
Rainbow: Woori, Seungah, Noeul, Yoonhye, Jisook, and Hyunyoung
A-JAX: Dowoo, Jaehyung (Former), Jihu (Former), Yunyoung, Seungjin, Seungyub, and Joonghee
AprilChaewon
KARD: Somin
Member for Eternity: Hara (Kara)
Website:

Solo Artists:
Lee Hyori

Debut Date: August 13th, 2003
Status: Left DSP
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 2006
Current Company: ESteem Entertainment
Groups: Fin.K.L
Wesbite:

Oh Jong-hyuk

Debut Date: September 2006
Status: Active
Groups: Click B and DSP Friends
Website:

Sunha

Debut Date: January 25th, 2008
Status: Left DSP
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 2009
Groups:
Website:

Kasper

Debut Date: January 18th, 2017
Status: Left DSP
Date of Inactivity at DSP: 2017
Current Company: Major9 Entertainment
Groups: Play The Siren (2014-2016)
Website: Major9: KASPER

Hara

Debut Date: July 2015
Status: Soloist for Eternity/Left DSP
Date of Inactivity at DSP: January 15th, 2016
Later Company: KeyEast Entertainment
Groups: Kara and DSP Friends
Website:

Youngji

Debut Date: August 25th, 2017
Status: Active
Groups: Kara and DSP Friends
Website: DSPmedia/Artists.Youngji

Other Artists Under DSP:
Leeds (1999-2000)

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