Participants Of Mnet’s Queendom Reportedly Forced To Pay For All Expenses

Mnet doesn’t pay for much.

Insiders of Mnet‘s “Queendom” have recently revealed that the artists consisting of MAMAMOO, (G)I-DLE, Lovelyz, Oh My Girl, AOA, and Park Bom are in charge of paying for their own stages.

They stated that the artists must shoulder payment for the song’s arrangement and cost of choreography.

Every time you prepare for the competition, it’s really hard. That’s not part of the production cost of the show or crew. That’s the amount the singer and the company have to pay. ‘Queendom’ doesn’t have a music director to help arrange, so the singer and their company have to prepare the stage from start to finish.

– Official from Mnet

Moreover, another unnamed singer revealed that despite the heavy costs, the artists see it as a worthwhile investment. The opportunity to perform on a stage like “Queendom” is rare.

Idols don’t have many opportunities to perform special stages other than weekly music shows. It’s great to perform many different stages through the ‘Queendom’ stage

– Insider Singer

For most, however, it’s just too expensive.

You have to worry about the time and money you spend each time. I can’t.

– Insider Singer

Source: Naver