EXO at New SM Entertainment Building

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first photo from only5_yoonjae @ weibo

New SM Entertainment
Seollung-ro 190-gil, Chungdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울특별시 강남구 청담동 선릉로190길 )

As far as I can remember, they have been using this building since the beginning of the year.
I am just not sure though if it goes beyond that.
Nevertheless, yeah, here's another building for SME where EXO is now commonly seen.
It is quite easy to locate and definitely just a few steps away from Yeonsei Riverville

It's a pretty long walk but I think it's gonna be worth it if you really want to explore this part of Chungdam-dong. I mean, there are quite a number of shooting locations in the area which you may want to visit.
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January 17, 2014 at 3:07 PM delete

hye...my name is hana and i am from asian country, malaysia. i would like to ask a few question on the sm audition. first of all, i am getting 20 years old this october 2014 so basically, i am 19 years old now. is there any chances of me get into the sm and became the trainee. its not that i am going through the audition this year as i am going to prepare myself. so i really think that maybe either next or next two years i will try to send the audition video to sm. so i will be around 22 or 23 years old. so is there any chances on me to get into sm?
next, i am trying hard to sing because i really love it but, the problem is i don't have basic learning on vocal classes and how to cover my pitching. i am really afraid if i might make mistakes and will be rejected by sm. i really want to become a dancer but i just can do a little steps of dancing and i am not a dancing machine like others. i do knew my level and not really great like few of people. i just like to inform that i had represented my school during my high school into a national level of my country in acting a drama. we luckily got into fourth place and get second place in the second time. so, what am i supposed to do and choose to do before auditioning at sm?
i am now studying in university and will be finishing my diploma in accountancy in one and half year.so is there any chances on me getting into the sm after that? is that i will be attending another school time there? i am knowledgeable but not expert in english and not fluently speaker. but, i do pass all of english test in school time and university. i am learning how to write in korean languange and will work hard for it.
last but not least, i am 164 cm of height and 63 kg of weight so i do pass my BMI test with normal result. i am not fat but i do have wider shoulder as i am playing hockey and few of sports in high school and university. the problem is, i do not have fair skin as i am playing sports and live in asian country with hot weather. i am also kind of boyish style with short hair like amber and little of feminine style so i do not wear girl clothes for a time being. will that be an issue for the judges on choosing me?
i really hope that i will receive an answer from sm with high hope. thank you for your consideration sir.

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Manager Hyung
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January 17, 2014 at 5:01 PM delete

I really do hope that you achieve your dream. I am not in any way related to SM Entertainment so I don't know how I can help.

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January 19, 2014 at 4:49 PM delete

SM only accepts koreans and chinese, or if you look like one. This can be seen by the global auditions they hold in US, Canada, etc where they only accept korean-looking people. I think you can achieve your dream of becoming a performer someday but SM is not the way. I'm sorry but this is the reality.

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January 20, 2014 at 5:48 PM delete

is there is no chances that you can suggest to me such as by the performance made rather than appearance ?? is that mean that there will be NO CHANCES at all for malaysian people to be in sm?? how about indonesian that can be into that?? can i go an do the audition in indonesia??

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January 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM delete

How old are you? Please don't take offense on what I'm going to say.

SME is a very, very picky company. My years of being a stan have convinced me of that. No one can tell you if there is a chance or whatever unless you come face to face with their scouts. But is it that easy? NO.

Since you want to get into SME, you should already know that the company idols are known for two things: VISUAL and IMMENSE TALENT. (I'm not being biased, should there be non-SM fans reading this; I'm merely stating the truth.) If you have both, then go fly to Korea and audition. If you have just one, then maybe they can consider. If you've got none, develop yourself first and then try again.

I am not saying you don't have the looks nor the talent. I don't even know you. But you see, the other anon was right when he said SME tends to accept only Korean and Chinese people, or at least those who look like them. I'm basing this claim on history since I have never seen SM idols who aren't of Korean or Chinese descent.

It was recently announced that they'll be holding global auditions in Jakarta on Feb. 23. If you are confident enough, then go. But I really really suggest that you polish your English beforehand (I don't mean to sound rude) because you need to at least be fluent in one global language.


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February 23, 2014 at 7:04 PM delete

I just noticed that in your profile picture, you have a headcloth on... Being a K-pop star you are not going to be able to wear that. Not even during your trainee days. You are also going to have to be extremely skinny,(NOT SAYING YOURE FAT BECAUSE YOU LOOK VERY THIN), preferably as tall as possible, sing and/or rap really good, be able to dance and learn long choreoghraphed dances, have as light skin as possible, look somewhat oriental(meaning Korean, Japanese, Chinese or a very light Thai) and also preferably be outgoing and have a talent for variety. And these are just the basics. If you want to get into SM wich is one of "the big three" the demands will be even harder, and every year tens of thousands of people from canada, the us, china, japan, singapore, thailand and especially Korea audition (and thats only for SM! Imagine the people who audition to all the companys). I don't know if you've seen the video of that girl who filmed her experience auditioning for SM in Korea, but dear god it was intense! There was enough girls and boys there to fill an arena, and from all ages too. And even if you were to get in as a trainee and get past the audition, not all trainees get to debut. Some work really hard for five or even ten years, only to never debut and just end up with a big debt to the company who trained them. Also, most rookie kpop groups these days are getting younger and younger. Seing as your already 19, you are about to pass the age when most idols debut, and your not even a trainee yet. Unless you have imense talent, some companies might feel put off by that.
I'm not saying to give up on your dream, but you have to realise that this will be EXTREMELY hard. But given, it's not like GG woke up one morning and had the looks and the talent. They've all worked hard to get to their debut, and so could you. You do have little advantage on your side though...

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March 26, 2014 at 9:21 PM delete

I i just can say one thing...it is funny to say it is impossible without any effort.if you really try you'll be accepted.even if they do not accept you.never give up on your dream if you are really into music.beacuse music is not something that most of people think these days.im a musician.i say my own lyrics and play.i know that you should mix your emotions,soul and heart together to feel a real music.just keep trying

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March 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM delete

Hi everybody !
I looking for any e-mail address to S.M.Entertainment. I'm from Poland, we are same booking agency as S.M.Entertainment and i looking how to contact with them. Can somebody help me?

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April 4, 2014 at 12:10 PM delete

Hi ~I'm a Chinese and I'm from Malaysia... may I know that how can I be the trainee for sm entertainment?

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April 4, 2014 at 12:53 PM delete

Either you get scouted or you pass the auditions :)

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April 4, 2014 at 12:54 PM delete

Hmm. You can check their main site. Maybe they've got an email address there :)

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April 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM delete

Thanks... then can I send gifts like birthday cards to Exo members?

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April 13, 2014 at 8:05 PM delete

I think you can? Many friends told me that SME does accept gifts, but whether it reaches the artists, we don't know. The best thing is to really come to them and try your luck and give it to them personally ^^

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April 16, 2014 at 8:39 AM delete

Hmm. Hey! Please someone tell me, if SME does checking over heights and weights?

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April 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM delete

Is SME checking heights and weights too?

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April 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM delete

I think they are? But I guess it's not really that much of a factor in accepting you. I think they'd have to see potential initially, and then if they like you, they'll work you into an entirely different person they want you to be. lol.

i've seen several artists who started with a bit of weight. and then sme will make them go through severe diet. hehe. as for height, well, there's always insoles and heels, i think this does not really matter that much.

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April 16, 2014 at 9:20 AM delete

http://managerhyung.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-become-sm-trainee.html

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April 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM delete

Hello manager hyung ^^ I'm Fergie,Indonesian female.I'm 18 years old this year.I apply SM ENTERTAINMENT global audition 2014.And then I received for participant it in Jakarta on 24 february.But, I'm sick. What I need to send my dance and singing's DVD to the office of SM through the post office?Because the email that I sent to SM always fail.I would like to know the answer of the SM directly. If I am accepted, I needn't to enroll in Indonesian universities. Please help me and reply my questions.Thanks.

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April 24, 2014 at 12:03 AM delete

sm ent has 2 buildings? are they using both buildings?

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April 24, 2014 at 8:43 AM delete

Hi Agnes!

Yes, SME has two buildings. Well actually, I honestly think there are more.
The one is along the Apgujeong hi-way. The other is the one in this post.
I think they're not using the one along the hi-way as of now because as far as i know, it's undergoing renovations.

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May 1, 2014 at 6:09 AM delete

this post will answer your curiousity: http://auditionadviceandthoughts.blogspot.com/2012/08/basic-audition-q.html

i wonder why you said you are preparing yourself for next 2 years, you already 20.. why not starts now?(if you still want it) if u cant get it, maybe u can show them your improvement in your next audition tape.

ps: parkbom auditioned for YG thrice (once a year) if im not mistaken, and she show them her improvement every year in the audition until they find her good enough to be their trainee.

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May 3, 2014 at 8:12 PM delete

Hi oppa! I want to sent present to EXO member and what address i should sent it? I see EXO member always went to this building. So should i sent present to this building address?

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May 3, 2014 at 8:13 PM delete

Please reply! I really need to know asap!

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May 5, 2014 at 7:48 AM delete

I don't really know about the idea of giving gifts when it comes to SME. But if you insist, here is the address:

SM엔터테인먼트
강남구 청담동 106-16
(106-16 Chungdam-dong, Gannam-gu, Seoul)

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May 12, 2014 at 12:04 AM delete

Thank you... and... sorry for bothering again... What is the conditions to be trainee in SM entertainment??

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May 12, 2014 at 8:24 AM delete

Seriously guys, i don't know why you're asking me as if i'm an authority but okay, i have written my thoughts before and here it is: http://managerhyung.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-become-sm-trainee.html

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June 1, 2014 at 1:35 AM delete

entertainment is the part of life. if you want to enjoy your life. you need must enjoy it. we are provide you to chat in online, join with dance club, music, Hollywood Disco, TV show, bar and grill.
entertainment

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June 23, 2014 at 9:34 AM delete

Hi,My name is Karen,May i ask a few question? Can i know where is Exo location now?

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June 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM delete

Hi Karen..

I have no means of knowing where they are at the moment. Luhan is in China though for the filming of Back to 20. The others, I have no idea. Maybe, practicing for the next concert or lazing off in their dormitory. Sasaeng fans would know that, and I'm not. I'm sorry.

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September 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM delete

hi im ADDA .I want ask you something ....(maybe crazy ) im korean and my friend malay .she want get in SM entertaiment .can she ?.....my inglish not to storong ...sorry

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September 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM delete

Hi Adda!

I'm not in any way connected to SM Entertainment. I'm just a mere fan who used Manager Hyung as a pen name for this blog.

Anyway, I've been asked that question several times so I came up with an article. maybe you can refer to it?

Click here.


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Anonymous
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September 15, 2014 at 5:59 PM delete

last question ......how like exo tao get in group

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Anonymous
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September 15, 2014 at 8:13 PM delete

wahat is youngest artist can be ????

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September 15, 2014 at 8:15 PM delete

what the youngest artist in SME can be ??

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September 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM delete

Anon, apparently, the last two questions are yours.

First, Tao got into SME after passing the global auditions in Qingdao.

Next, I HAVE NO IDEA how young an SME trainee can be but judging from Seo Joohyun before and the SM Rookies, maybe as young as 14 can audition and train? Or if you're asking who's the youngest artist, I have to say it's the kids from SM rookies.

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Anonymous
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September 17, 2014 at 6:03 PM delete

HOW MUCH OUR SALARY IN MONTH

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September 17, 2014 at 8:54 PM delete

LOL ANON ARE YOU SRS WITH YOUR QUESTION? LOLOLOLOLOL

I believe you're the same anon as the ones above. So you said you're Korean? ASK A KOREAN.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH SALARY ARTISTS ARE ACCEPTING. LMFAO

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Anonymous
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September 19, 2014 at 11:12 PM delete

If i make video where should I send ...hi my name is lynn

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October 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM delete

Hyung, I wish to book SM artists for tour of Australia but can not find contact e-mail to SME agents, do you have any contact e-mails for booking enquiry?

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October 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM delete

hi anon! for that one, i have no idea. maybe you can try sending messages through their website? smtown.com? or will it be better to actually go to seoul and schedule a meeting?

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October 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM delete

TO ALL OF YOU ASKING QUESTIONS:

https://membership.smtown.com/faq

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November 16, 2014 at 5:55 PM delete

Hi!my name is avital I'm from Israel.
I'm in Korea now and I want to know about concerts in November ...If have? Thanks a lot!

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November 17, 2014 at 9:16 PM delete

Hi Avital!

I have no idea what concerts are taking place this month. Maybe you can check SMtown.com? usually, they post events on their calendars. <3

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November 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM delete

It is my pleasure to write this message. My name is Desmond Koo, I am 20 years old, male and I'm about to reach age 21 next year. The truth is I am not from the local. Basically I'm from Malaysia. I'm a Chinese. My height is 183cm and my weight is between 72-75kg. My skin is kinda white which I can compare to girls.
I'm not really sure if I'm a good looking person to you guys but i do look like a korean guy .That is not the talent you're searching for. To be honest I got none experience on acting . Regardless about dancing or singing I never try before in my life, not even once. Sometimes I do have the motivation on it but I beg for this chance, i will train hard. I am definitely willing to sacrifices my own time and I will work hard to reach the goal. If I even break one of the rules you may do at you please. But I won't do anything about sexuality.
Please let me know, I will be lost if I don't pick this role. My future depends on it. If you're done reading, just let me know. I will be flying over to Korea and apply the interview if you were ask me too.

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November 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM delete

It is my pleasure to write this message. My name is Desmond Koo, I am 20 years old, male and I'm about to reach age 21 next year. The truth is I am not from the local. Basically I'm from Malaysia. I'm a Chinese. My height is 183cm and my weight is between 72-75kg. My skin is kinda white which I can compare to girls.
I'm not really sure if I'm a good looking person to you guys but i do look like a korean guy .That is not the talent you're searching for. To be honest I got none experience on acting . Regardless about dancing or singing I never try before in my life, not even once. Sometimes I do have the motivation on it but I beg for this chance, i will train hard. I am definitely willing to sacrifices my own time and I will work hard to reach the goal. If I even break one of the rules you may do at you please. But I won't do anything about sexuality.
Please let me know, I will be lost if I don't pick this role. My future depends on it. If you're done reading, just let me know. I will be flying over to Korea and apply the interview if you were ask me too.

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November 25, 2014 at 9:25 PM delete

Hi Desmond!

It's also a pleasure to receive this kind of message but I'm afraid you sent it to the wrong person.

If you've been reading the comments above yours, you would know that I had made it clear that I am IN NO WAY CONNECTED to SM Entertainment. I am a mere blogger that goes by the name Manager Hyung and I'm just a simple fan from the Philippines.

You said you'll be lost if you don't get this role. You said your future depends on it. And I wish I could be of help to you, and to all others who had been constantly visiting my site thinking that I can help them.

But as this message had reached me, let me give you an unsolicited advice. This is your dream, and there's nothing wrong with pursuing it. However, please don't feel that you'll be lost if you don't get it. Don't let your future depend on uncertainty. I encourage you to do whatever it takes to reach for the star you're aiming for, but always... ALWAYS prepare a plan B and plan C.

Good luck with your adventure!

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January 23, 2015 at 8:54 PM delete

hi everyone ...actually I'm live in cambodia but I'm chinese blood and I look like korean...is this make more chance for me to be a sm trainee??? and now I'm 16 turn 17 this may!!!! and I can sing in high note ...dance well can rap and special in acting and modeling!!! hope you guy would tell what I need more!!!

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July 6, 2015 at 4:49 PM delete

hi i am from india and i wanted to send some gift to EXO from india, can you please tell me how can i send it...please...

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August 20, 2015 at 12:20 PM delete

Hi im from canada and im chinese and i have been inspired by exo and me and my friends have even created a small group and by the way im 13. I was wondering how i could apply to become a SM trainee?

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