Confessions of an EX Kpop Artist in South Korea 1st Black Latina #allysseTV

Confessions of an EX Kpop Artist in South Korea 1st Black Latina #allysseTV

December 6, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


so in this video I’m going to be talking about my kpop audition story and how I got signed to a kpop company in 2012 what’s up everybody it is Allysse right here on Allysse TV where you can find all things kpop if this is your first time on my channel go ahead and hit that subscribe in a notification bell so today I’m gonna be telling you guys about the process of how I got signed, how many companies I auditioned for, all of that good stuff so I first started getting into kpop in 2006 at that time I was already being a songwriter and produced my first CD and so I never thought in my life I would ever be doing Korean music so I went from just wanting to be a singer to being a songwriter producer and singer and eventually wanting to be in the kpop industry and the first time I tried anything in kpop was back in 2010 when I did Taeyang’s I need a boy cover remix and I got a very positive response my dad was actually the one that gave me the idea that I should do a Korean cover honestly I wanted to keep kpop to myself like I didn’t want to share kpop at all with anybody and then my first audition I believe was 2011 but if it was 2010, it was towards the end because MBC birth of a star I did their season one a little bit of my video actually was aired on TV in Korea then I did SBS kpop star that was the first season and I was actually number one the first person in line to freakin’ do this audition I know the reason why I didn’t pass that one because the song choice the song that I chose wasn’t showcasing my voice to the best ability so then 2012 comes I’m doing online auditions I did email auditions and I think I did a few online forms and so I was looking at in my past email box and I saw that I auditioned online through email to 14 different companies 14 being Startrak Entertainment which was the company that I got signed to The songs that I sent them I sent one Korean song and the other four were my own original songs in English the song that I sent wasn’t even kpop it was a Korean cover from four men and it’s one of my favorite songs from them it’s more of like an R&B song so you guys should check it out on my other channel and I’ll give you the link down below where you can go watch it and just FYI I actually got signed with this company before I even won the Big Bang global cover contest so that had nothing to do with me getting signed so in the email I just explained to them like at the time what I was doing I sent them a link of my video performance at UC Berkeley’s kpop con and then I just gave them information about myself and my contact a little bit of my bio they reply back to me and they were saying that they could see that I was passionate about kpop and at first they weren’t even offering me a deal they were just saying how with my songs my English ones could get translated into Korean and they feel that they could be a success in Korea and so they were asking me questions like you know do I plan on traveling to Korea and they were also saying to that if I didn’t have plans to travel to Korea to still keep in touch this is the exact words from the person that emailed me back it says frankly as a kpop swell their English wasn’t perfect but that’s okay frankly as k-pop’s current it is so difficult for foreigner to success in music field as a singer so pretty much they’re saying right now currently it’s difficult for a foreigner to be a success in music as a singer they’re also saying that there hasn’t been success in Korea for a foreign singer but they said but after we listen to your songs that you see and made they have a good idea of how to break the musical difference between pop and k-pop so after that message I replied back to them and asked them a bunch of questions like you know what I have to move to Korea would I be having to go back and forth to Korea things like that they did have trainees in development and they were gonna be debuting a project that same year I’m not sure how many trainees there were but I can count at least four or five trainees so with their response after my reply they made the final decision that they wanted me to join their company and of course I was aesthetic I was happy and everything but of course I still had to get down to business like what’s that contract gonna be like you know what I’m saying so after that you know I just had some more questions and they asked me more questions and stuff like that they sent me the contract in the mail signed it sent it back they sent an English version and a Korean version and I signed both versions May 18th on Taeyang’s birthday 2012 I was in Korea and they were like going to Japan to perform and I remember all this because like you know I love my Big Bang You know it’s crazy like I haven’t read this email in like hecka years I didn’t even know I still had this email so this is their words we told you before it’s difficult for foreigner to success in Korea as a kpop singer so we consider how you can approach to Korean finally we made this decision we powerfully suggest that you develop with our company if you want to work with us your song will be legally registered and what distribute the profit reasonably we indicated our our position please let us know your plans and opinion well I told that I was interested in the plan and they asked me questions they wanted to speak with me on the phone if you want more effectively we think it is better to stay in Korea of course I loved that option there were in a very good location FNC Entertainment was actually being built at the time that I was in Korea my billing is right next door so this is what they said in response they said that they were located near SM JYP and Cube and they think it’ll be a good place for me to experience the Korean culture as soon as you work with us we will promote you through lots of ways also we will help you learn writing songs and vocal every make a song we will involve your song in our song that will reveal this year to promote our company and then they said that they’ll see how people respond to that and they said that they’re not a famous company yet but they’re trying to develop their entertainment company and also they said too that my hair style is good for Korea so don’t cut or change your hair don’t forget to Like and subscribe to this channel if you haven’t already and I’ll see you guys in the next video