[27/05][INTERVIEW] Interview of President Han of FNC with Pia mook Apr/2011

Posted: 2011/05/29 in Uncategorized

What quality is required to artists? What determines success or failure of rookie?

Not a mind of wanting a famous person, but a serious attitude as artist toward music.
I see many people who come to take audition, they don’t want to do music, but they just want to be celebrity.
In this case, they are lack of seriousness toward music, so they can’t endure long training period.
Although they debut, their passion and ability is not enough, so their popularity will fall soon.
I think what is more important is, not a thought of being a celebrity, but a true heart to do music,
and an attitude which they try to find themselves through this effort.
Of course moral maturity is required too. They are artists, public figure, they should be model to the general public.
So the moral sincerity is very important.

What do you request to artists? What should they keep in mind?

After they debut, become popular, they need to keep self-improvement. Effort to grow to be better artist is required.
I see some artists, who made great success, didn’t make any more effort, so that they retreated.
They could make success for a moment by luck, but without steady effort, people’s interest and love will be disappeared in a moment.
Artist must have not only serious attitude and effort, but also model private life, because they are being loved and interested by people.
Sometimes, there are people who mistake that accidental behavior or lack of common sense is an individuality of artist.
But I believe that true great artist should be model of not only music but also life.

What do you want to say to young people who aim for K-POP singer?

If you want to be a singer, you must love music first, be absorbed in music.
Then other things, such as popularity, wealth or honor will follow you.
If you’re interested more in popularity other than music itself, you’re already out of success.
Don’t follow the trend, worry about what is your own individuality and color, and develop it.
What you would like to do, what you can do well, find out and keep practicing it.
Not only in Korea, but also in foreign countries, artists who are loved for long period, are who have their own strong color.
You play the music you like, then your own color is made, then people who love your color become your fans.

About FNC music artists

In our company, there are FTIsland, CNBLUE and JUNIEL who won number one in an audition and is performing in Japan.
FTIsland made debut when they were middle school or high school students.
They practiced musical instruments while others practiced dance.
CNBLUE performed in Japan as Indi when they were trainee, then they debuted in Korea.

Other training teams are the same. This is our company’s unique process of training.
Different from other singers, bands need a lot of stage experience. So Indi band experience is mandatory.
There are some words why they did Indis in Japan, but I think it’s important to have Indi experience in Japan where various bands are active, before their debut in Korea.

Some people criticize that how a band belonged to a management company can be Indi.
But to have Indi experience in foreign country, our company don’t support anything except very basic things.
In that situation, just like other Japanese bands, they practice by themselves, move by themselves with musical instruments and equipments.
They performed on streets and in clubs, which was nothing different from other bands.
For example, once they were arrested by the police during street performance, later a staff went there to take them out.
And once, CNBLUE said they were invited to a club concert, so we were very happy to hear that.
But actually there were only 10 people including all musicians and audience.
I think because they had this much stage experiences, they could be shown as an image of matured band when they debuted in Korea.

In Korea, the public people don’t know well about band music, so we had hard time to remove their prejudice.
All bands in our company play instruments by themselves in recording. But still people doubt about it.
If they didn’t have this basic performing skill, they could not have performed hundreds times of concert in Japan.
I hope this system and strategy of our company are judged correctly some day. Until that, we are still working hard.

Source: Daum
Translated by: saturnkr @ soompi

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