The people always long for entertainment. WIthout having something to entertain the masses, the majority of people would be lifeless, lethargic, uninspired, and soulless. Entertainment can bring so much to humans, it makes us laugh, cry, sing, dance, scared, and many more. When something entertains us, we would usually follow it and look for more of it, We would look far and wide to have more of it, to have that which can bring us life, to move our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls. To give us a connection with other people that we have never had before, to give us an interest we can all talk and share about. That is what entertainment is to us human beings.
So let us take a look at S.M. Entertainment. They are a South Korean entertainment company that was founded back in 1989 as S.M. Studio until 1995. It is currently one of the largest entertainment companies across the country of South Korea. The company has many operations such as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house. It is also the home of many prominent K-pop artists such as BoA, Kangta, S.E.S., TVXQ, TRAX, The Grace, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, Henry, f(x), Zhou Mi, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT as well as actors like Kim Min-jong and Lee Yeon-hee.
Just after graduating with a computer engineering course from California State University, Northridge back in the United States, Lee Soo-man went back hom to South Korea and established SM Studio in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam, Seoul in 1989. He created the company due to him having a front row seat at the music revolution known as MTV. MTV was making bands become visual as much as they are musical. From the start he saw S.M. as an something that would build actors and actresses rather than simply sign them.