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Apr 16, 2009 - Liberty Times

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Apr 16, 2009 - Liberty Times

It was reported that as Korean version of MG will be broadcasted on GTV soon, quite a number of singers who will release their albums want to collaborate their album promotion with the broadcast by applying for having their new songs to be the theme and ending songs of the drama. As the competition was great, GTV decided to open for bid. Yesterday, the result was out. Totally 8 different companies joined the bid, and it was reported that Jerry's song was also submitted by Sony. At the end, Jerry's song didn't win the bid due to the bid price submitted was not the highest. GTV indicated that they had no idea that Jerry's song joined the bid. In the article, it was reported that Jerry would release his solo album in late May.

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Among the 8 companies, only Jerry's name was mentioned in the news, and Jerry's picture is bigger than the Korean group's.

Well, agree with some jms that at least Sony is doing something for Jerry's solo album. Secondly, also agree with some jms that what a wonderful gimmick to promote Korean version of MG if Jerry, the original DMS, sings the theme or ending song, but of course, GTV missed it. May be the only way they know to promote their dramas is to fry negative news. Although it was reported that the release date would be May, I tend to believe in Xiao Y at SJ more that the release date should be in late June.

BTW, Ciciny heard from someone and someone from a Japanese fan that (the information is not verified and may subject to change any time) Jerry may release his solo album simultaneously in TW and Mainland China. The release date is delayed as it is in the process of being reviewed by the Chinese officials.

Also, as Jerry's going to release his solo album, some of you may realize how much the market has shrinked for all these years, when compared to 2004. For now, doesn't matter in TW or HK, the record companies celebrate if the sales number is over 10,000 or 20,000 copies, even with the top singers. However, you may read about some other singers' (not Jay) selling over 100,000 copies in TW only. What happened was that some singers offer to have mini concerts (singing about 10 songs) in different colleges in TW. They may sign the contract with the production agencies (like student unions) to have 10 concerts or more around TW. Instead of singer's getting the talent fee, the production agency(like the student union) was asked to guarantee buying certain number of his/her album for each concert (like 4000 copies per concert). When the audience pays about NT$400, it includes a concert ticket and a free coupon for that singer's newest album. If the tickets are not sold out, then it is the production agency's responsibility.

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