CNBLUE and FTISLAND will soon be expanding their music career into the  UK, the country considered as the world’s ‘home of bands’. CNBLUE and FTISLAND are preparing a concert in the UK and France early next year. Most music enthusiasts acknowledge, the UK is the home of band music having cultivated world-class acts such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Blur and Muse. Since the recent wave of Kpop is focused on dance music, it will be meaningful that bands, such as CNBLUE and FTISLAND will also be expanding into the UK.

This international opportunity is to be realised through ‘M-Live’, a branded concert produced by CJ E&M. This branded concert will bring solo and joint concerts by Korean artists overseas,  engaging them in the international market actively.

Manager Ahn Seck Jun of CJ E&M stated, “We plan to introduce not only idol bands but also various genre bands to Europe and other countries”

CEO Han Sung Ho, of FNC, management agency of CNBLUE and FTISLAND showed his confidence, announcing, “We are pressured as we extend our career overseas, right into the home of band music. But on the other hand, I did actually expect that this could happen. When I look at our band seniors, I am confident that Korean band music is not at all behind the world-class standard.”

CJ E&M held a press conference for ‘M-Live’ at M-pop, Times Square in Yongdeungpo, Seoul on November 2, with six music entertainment companies participating: Cube Entertainment (G.NA, BEAST, 4MINUTE), Star Empire (Z:EA, Jewelry), Amoeba Culture (Dynamic Duo), FNC Music (CNBLUE, FTISLAND), Jungle Entertainment (Drunken Tiger, Leessang) and J-Tune Entertainment (MBLAQ).

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