What are the differences between YG and JYP apprentices? Two experts answer
One might think that despite the differences in the agencies, the trainees follow pretty much the same rules and the same training. After all, they all have to learn to sing, dance and rap.
However, each agency has its own way of managing its trainees, and there are undeniable differences.
Vocal coach Sol Lee is one of the most popular coaches who has worked for many entertainment companies such as YG Entertainment among others.
On the other hand, Gina Maeng has been teaching in the K-pop industry for 12 years, including at JYP Entertainment.
The two professionals discussed together the differences between the trainees of the respective agency.
Gina explained that the main difference isn’t in their talents, but rather: “They have different attitudes towards music and training. »
The trainees from JYP Entertainment
Gina then spoke about her experience with JYPark, the founder and former CEO of JYP Entertainment, who she believes “Really likes ‘normal’ things.” »
Sol Lee agreed, saying that JYP Entertainment’s trainees look like they just came out of one “Handbook for the Perfect Apprentice”. Gina further explained that JY Park also likes trainees “set [leur] Lives at stake and give everything”.
Gina added: “With JYP, you have to be hungry. You must want it at all costs. »
Gina reflected on the situation of Rain, who had particularly difficult days as an apprentice after being hired by JYP in 2000. Since then, compared to what he went through, apprentices can’t complain.
Sol then talked about an apprentice who was training hard. Even when Sol told Lee the apprentice that she didn’t have to work so hard, she cried because of what she was doing “wasn’t good enough for her [propres normes] ».
The trainees from YG Entertainment
The two women were a little less responsive to the YG Entertainment trainees, but still shared some interesting information.
They agreed that YG trainees in general seem to be less strict with themselves.
As a voice coach at YG Entertainment, Sol Lee explained that she takes a less rigorous approach to teaching. “I know that everyone in the company criticizes you”she said, “So I wanted to be that encouraging person. »
Gina then recalled that she had a vocal coach who also worked at YG. Gina said he took a similar approach with the trainees, focusing on complimenting their efforts rather than pushing them to be perfect.
Each agency therefore has a very different learning style and there is no one better than the other because that ultimately makes each artist unique.