Producer line-up revealed for K-pop survival program ‘The Idol Band: Boy’s Battle’
The producer line-up for the upcoming K-pop survival program “The Idol Band: Boy’s Battle” has been revealed.
“K-pop bands FT Island, CN Blue, N. Flying and Japanese bands Kankaku Piero and Keytalk have been cast as producers,” said local broadcaster SBS on Thursday.
“FT Island, CN Blue and N. Flying are globally popular groups who have proved their musical uniqueness as K-pop idol bands. Kankaku Piero and Keytalk are bands well-known for their explosive rock music and producing abilities.”
Han Seong-ho, executive producer and CEO of FNC Entertainment, and guitarist Hatake of Japanese rock band Sharam Q will participate as “special masters” to assist the producers with their picks.
The five bands will act as producers with the aim of discovering new talent for a next-generation K-pop boy band with distinct musical abilities and visuals who “can lead the global music market.”
Japanese broadcaster TBS, entertainment agency FNC Entertainment and SBS Medianet, an affiliate of SBS, are taking the helm of the project.
“The Idol Band: Boy’s Battle” will air on SBS’s affiliated channels SBS M, SBS FiL and TBS next month.
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