[Epoch Times, September 22, 2022](The Epoch Times reporter Zeng Weixin compiled and reported) On the 22nd, HYBE performed the concert “WORLD EXPO 2030 BUSAN KOREA CONCERT” for its boy group BTS on October 15th. BTS
In this concert, BTS is the publicity ambassador for the 2030 Busan World Expo. In order to pray for the success of the 2030 Busan World Expo and promote the culture of Busan and South Korea, fans and general audiences around the world can participate together. international concert. Previously, the official has announced that live performances and online live broadcasts will be held for free.
However, Korean media previously reported that the event is expected to cost at least 7 billion won (about NT$170 million / US$5.4 million), and it has not been decided who will pay for the entire concert. The South Korean government, the city of Busan, the World Expo Bid Committee and HYBE, the agency of BTS, have not indicated that they will bear the cost of the event.
In this regard, HYBE issued a long statement of nearly 2,500 words today (22nd), stating that the company considered that this Busan concert will generate considerable expenses, and the expenses will be sponsored by sponsors, online streaming media advertising, urban Most of the expenses are supported by planning the stage business, etc., but these plans still cannot fill the shortage of funds, and the shortfall will be directly borne by HYBE.
The statement emphasized that the members of BTS participated in the performance without charging a performance fee this time. This move is to implement the idea of BTS hoping to hold free concerts for many fans in the past, and HYBE and BTS The regiment has participated in various national activities with the idea of contributing to the country and society, focusing on “value” rather than “cost”, not prioritizing “cost”, and understanding that government funds support the use of It is the national tax, so the government’s (monetary) support for this Busan concert is also carefully discussed.
HYBE said that in addition to providing concert venues, the government, local governments and the World Expo Bid Committee also invested funds within a limited budget to assist in holding this concert. Concerts use up a lot of resources. Nevertheless, HYBE insists on the quality of the stage on which BTS stands, so it will do its best to ensure a high-quality concert.
In addition, the statement also mentioned that both HYBE and BTS hope to bring the value effect of successfully bidding for the 2030 World Expo in Busan by creating a good concert. The company and BTS are also committed to contributing to the country. feel proud.
HYBE said that if the World Expo is held in Busan in 2030, it is expected to bring about tens of trillion won of economic effects, and the BTS, which has gone through the process of “overcoming difficulties and growing”, is bidding for the World Expo this time. I also hoped to show the attitude of “reversing the victory”, and believed that everyone needed to work together (to assist Busan to bid for the World Expo), so BTS and HYBE decided to put their efforts into this, hoping that through the concert, Busan could attract global attention.
Regarding the effect this concert will bring, HYBE stated that it is expected that about 60,000 fans and people related to the Expo will visit the “Busan Asian Games Main Arena” where the concert will be held and related on-site activities. The number of people watching this event online is expected to attract more than 10 million people to Busan, and BTS and HYBE are proud to be able to make Busan known through this event and contribute to Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo.
At the end of the statement, HYBE stated that there are only four weeks left until the Busan concert. The company and BTS will contribute their efforts to make Busan successfully bid for the 2030 World Expo. Although there are obstacles in this process, both the company and BTS will meet. Turning the crisis into a turning point for the successful bid to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan, I will do my best to the last minute, and hope that the Korean people will also show concern and support.