On a recent ranking released by Star Marketing, they have revealed Korean idols’ performance fees for the month of August 2010. And among the many debuting groups in the industry, Rain, Big Bang, TVXQ, Wonder Girls and Boa are on the top list on being paid over 60million won ($51,480) on performance or appearance fee.
Some are a bit debatable below for the below 60 million Won ranking, but we’ll see – this is a survey done by a marketing group, so take everything with a grain of salt. Based on August 2010.
Singers being paid over 60million won:
Big Bang ($51,480)
Dong Bang Shin Gi
Singers being paid below 60million won
Ranking, Singer, Perf fee (million won), Per member (if in a group) (million won)
1. 2PM, 6000, 1000
2. SNSD, 4500, 500
3. 2ne1, 4000, 1000
3. Taeyang (Bigbang), 4000 ($34,320)
Big Bang and Taeyang are being paid BIG money! Even Big Bang who barely performs in Korea and has been away for 2 years is making more money that some groups that have been performing non-stop!