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[Zenith News=Byeon Jinhee] Kang Daniel started his career as a solo artist. A fairly long hiatus since the end of Wanna One promotions, fans are still passionately supporting him.
Earlier on the 9th, Kang Daniel announced the news of his preparation for a solo album through his SNS live. "I'm trying to give you a good message while I'm participating in the songwriting and composing for this new album," he said. "I'm thinking about creating good content."
On the 10th, news broke that Kang Daniel had set up a one-man agency for his solo debut. He recently set up an office in Gangnam, Seoul and established KONNECT Entertainment. He aspires to connect Korea with the world through his activities.
Kang Daniel took the center position of Wanna One by appearing on Mnet's 'Produce 101 Season 2' in 2017 and winning the final place. And on the 31st of December last year, Wanna One's official activities ended, and much attention was focused on the future moves of Kang Daniel, who was by far the most popular.
With all the members from Wanna One starting their careers in many ways, including solo albums, fan meetings and acting, Kang Daniel had about a six-month hiatus. The reason is because of a dispute with his management agency LM Entertainment. Kang Daniel filed for an injunction against LM Entertainment to suspend his exclusive contract.
Kang Daniel, who claimed that the agency violated the exclusive contract by signing a joint business contract to transfer various rights under the exclusive contract without prior consent to a third party, and LM Entertainment that claims that the contract is only a typical business contract that allows a third party to temporarily exercise the right to produce and distribute records or the right to perform business within a certain period of time after receiving investment from a third party conflicted.
And on the 10th of last month, the 51st Civil Division of the Seoul Central District Court cited Kang Daniel's petition to suspend the validity of exclusive contracts, making it possible to conduct independent activities independently on the sidelines of LM Entertainment. The court ruled that LM Entertainment should not demand contract negotiations, signing and entertainment activities in connection with Kang Daniel's various entertainment activities, nor should it interfere with entertainment activities.
The court concluded that LM Entertainment made a contract that transfers most of its exclusive contract rights of Kang Daniel to a third party on the 28th January 2019, and determined that such an act is not only against the exclusive contract but also destroys the trust relationship underlying the exclusive contract.
"Kang Daniel's decision to set up a one-man agency is based on a variety of reviews of the company's types that fit his long-term activities." It was also a big part of his effort to make a quick return to his long-awaited fans. This is because a one-man agency that can focus and move effectively is best suited to preparing for fast activities," a staff from KONNECT Entertainment explained.
On the other hand, LM Entertainment is preparing an injunction to suspend Kang Daniel's exclusive contract. The hearing was originally scheduled for the 12th, but was changed to the 26th. The direction of Kang Daniel's activities may vary depending on the content and outcome of the formal objection.
In any case, since Kang Daniel is currently able to make his own moves, he plans to finalize the date of his solo debut and introduce the project. Kang Daniel said, "The fans were very supportive during the hard times. Now I'll be of big help to them." Attention is focused on how he will fill the long hiatus and the long wait.
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