Nam Taehyun formally announces closing of his company The South

Published 10 months ago

On November 5th, Nam Taehyun publicly took to his Instagram to address the dismantling of his agency, The South.

Following is departure from WINNER back in November of 2016, Nam Taehyun began forming his own band known as South Club with four others, in 2017. Since the debut of South Club, the band has underwent multiple member changes, with Taehyun including his younger brother, Nam Donghyun in the group as well following his Produce X 101 appearance.

Taehyun addressed the issue through a handwritten notice sharing with fans that he wanted to be the first to personally address his company's future plans before the press release was published. In his letter, Taehyun also shares that the planned EP South Club which was scheduled to be released later this year will no longer be shared with a new date set for release in the future.

Nam Taehyun also addressed the hardships owning his own independent label and that at this time, his energy is focused more towards music rather than management which has become frustrating as a one-man agency.

Nam Taehyun thanks fans for sticking around for the short 3-years that was The South, but shares that he is now relieved that he can focus full on his music going forward and can't wait to meet with fans in the future with new music while under his new company.

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안녕하세요. 사우스클럽 남태현입니다. 먼저, 발매 예정이던 다섯 곡 수록의 EP 앨범 발매가 늦어진 부분에 대하여 죄송하단 말씀드리고자 합니다. 저희 밴드(멤버 동일)에게 소속사가 생겼고 제가 운영하던 The South는 법인 해체를 하게 되었습니다. 3년이라는 비록 짧은 시간이지만 혼자 회사를 운영하며 배우기도 많이 배웠고 어떤 시스템들은 취약하여 힘들기도, 버겁기도 했습니다. 하지만 새로운 가족이 생기고 더욱 체계적인 시스템과 지원군들이 생겼기에 온전히 음악에 집중할 수 있게 되어 기쁘기도 합니다. 발매 예정이었던 기존 다섯 곡은 회사와 많은 회의를 거쳐 잠시 미뤄두기로 했습니다. 더 밝고 대중적인 곡과 함께 싱글로 앨범을 먼저 발매하기로 하였습니다. 끝까지 가다듬어 더 좋은 곡으로 ‘곧’ 찾아뵙겠습니다. 보도 자료가 나가기 전 제일 먼저 알려야겠다고 생각이 들었습니다. 항상 부족한 저 믿고 기다려주시고 과분한 사랑 주셔서 감사합니다. 남태현 올림.

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