Rain plans to establish own agency
Korean Wave star Rain is reported to be planning to work independently instead of joining another entertainment company, according to various Korean media outlets on Thursday.
“Rain deliberated upon what to do [after his contract with Cube Entertainment ended] and ultimately decided to start an individual talent agency,” a source from the entertainment industry said.
A manager who has long been engaged in the field of entertainment is said to be working together with the singer-actor on the plan.
After finishing his mandatory military service in July 2013, the 33-year-old Rain joined Cube Entertainment and worked with the company for two years.
Rain’s future plans after his exclusive contract with Cube Entertainment ends have piqued the interest of many, as he is perceived to be one of the most well-known Korean Wave stars.
A few of his hit songs are “La Song,” “How to Avoid the Sun” and “I Do.” In addition to his singing career, he has also achieved great success as an actor, appearing in drama series such as “Sang Doo! Let’s Go to School” (2003), “Full House” (2004) and “A Love to Kill” (2005).
The celebrity’s work has even extended abroad. He participated in the Hollywood film “Ninja Assassin” (2009) and also starred in various Chinese productions, such as the film “For Love or Money” (2014).
BY JIN MIN-JI