Why Kpop Idols Dont Make Money. Theres a lot of glitz glamour and money in the K-pop world but according to former K-pop idol Prince Mak very few idols actually see much of that money in their own pockets. A trainee debt is the money that idols owe their companies for dance and singing classes housing foods promotions upport staff etc.
The rising global popularity of K-pop caused an extreme over-saturation of groups in recent years and its difficult to acknowledge every talented idol out there without dozens more going. To the company its basically investing in the idol. So How much money do Kpop idols make compared to the labels.
If you dont generate enough.
There are exceptions like BTS Big Bang SEVENTEEN PENTAGON WINNER EXID GOT7 and etc that produce some of their own music. K-pop girl groups unfortunately often dont have it as easy as their male counterparts. At the end of the day the K-pop music industry is all about profit. Thus generating more income.