On January 22 it was revealed that GWSN received their first lawsuit towards their former company The Wave Music.
The twenty eighth Civil Division of the Seoul Central District Court docket dominated in favor of the GWSN members towards their company The Wave Music, to substantiate the non-existence of their unique contract. As soon as the judgment is finalized in 14 days, the unique contract will likely be terminated and the members will have the ability to transfer freely.
GWSN debuted in September 2018 underneath Kiwi Media Group then moved to The Wave Music in July 2020 underneath an settlement with their first company. Because the launch of their final album ‘The Different Aspect of The Moon’ their actions have been virtually non existent. Many tales have emerged amongst their followers that the members are being uncared for, which was confirmed by previous posts about Producer Swin Lee not getting paid and a former worker who mentioned they weren’t paid for nearly 6.7 million received for his or her overdue wage, severance pay, and 4 months’ value of bills.
The paperwork of the lawsuit revealed that beginning in February of 2022 all of the members had been kicked from their lodging as a result of the company stopped paying the lease and in July of that very same 12 months, the dance room was cleared out and all workers and managers in cost of GWSN had left the company. It was additionally revealed that the 2 international members Miya from Japan and SoSo from Taiwan, now had felony information as a result of the company uncared for to pay for his or her visa paperwork.
The members of GWSN acknowledged, “Since our final album exercise in June 2021, we have been uncared for to a degree the place we can’t have interaction in leisure actions,” and claimed, “The unique contract has fully misplaced its effectiveness as a result of failure of the administration and settlement knowledge obligations.”
Courts imagine that the unique contract may be terminated if the belief within the relationship is damaged, akin to not offering settlement knowledge(singers wages). Nonetheless, on this lawsuit, the corporate didn’t reply for greater than 30 days even after receiving the grievance, so the lawsuit ended with out a listening to course of. If the corporate doesn’t attraction inside 14 days of receiving the judgment, the judgment turns into remaining.
Business consultants unanimously say that it’s common for singers and trainees to be uncared for with out receiving help from their company, as is the case of GWSN. Because the late 2000s, as woman teams akin to Women’ Era and Surprise Women grew to become profitable, small and medium-sized companies had been created, and dozens of idol teams debuted annually.
Regardless of the enlargement of the idol market, only some teams achieve recognition, and if they don’t achieve leads to a brief time frame after debut, they won’t obtain extra funding, making it troublesome for small leisure corporations to do enterprise. If the venture is stranded on account of lack of funding funds, workers will depart one after one other, resulting in a state of affairs the place solely the singers who’re underneath unique contracts are nonetheless with the corporate.