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Andy McNab's Tour of Duty - Shinhwa - Netflix
Shinhwa (Hangul: 신화; Hanja: 神話) is a South Korean six-member boy band based in Seoul, composed of Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin, and Andy Lee. Launched by SM Entertainment on 24 March 1998 and now managed by Shinhwa Company, the group is the longest-running boy band in the history of K-pop and one of the pioneers of the K-pop idol culture. Shinhwa is the Korean word for myth or legend. The group was one of the early successes of SM Entertainment along with H.O.T. and S.E.S.. When the contract with SM Entertainment expired in July 2003, all six members signed with Good Entertainment as a group. Although the group Shinhwa was managed by Good Entertainment, the members also pursued individual solo careers as actors and singers under different agencies. Shinhwa went on a four-year hiatus in 2008, when the band members (except Hyesung) started to enlist for mandatory military service. In 2011, when most of the members finished their servies, they established Shinhwa Company to facilitate their group career alongside their individual careers. In March 2012, Shinhwa released their tenth album The Return and started a concert tour to become the first Korean boy band to last after the members' mandatory military services. Shinhwa is also the first K-pop idol to lead a successful career after leaving its original agency. Ever since Shinhwa left SM Entertainment, the group had fought a long legal battle that also involved Joon Media to win the trademark rights for the band name “Shinhwa.” At the height of the battle in September 2014, the band had to rename the agency Shinhwa Company as ShinCom Entertainment to avoid legal issues. In May 2015, after 12 years of long battle, Shinhwa finally won the lawsuit over Joon Media and re-renamed their agency as Shinhwa Company.
Andy McNab's Tour of Duty - 2011–2012: Shinhwa Company and 10th album The Return - Netflix
On 1 August 2011, Shinhwa became the first K-pop group to own their own entertainment company, when they established the 'Shinhwa Company', a joint venture agency for members to perform as a group. It is helmed by Eric and Min-woo as co-CEOs, with the remaining members as shareholders. The Company manages the group as a whole, whilst members' individual activities are managed by their respective agencies. Open World Entertainment CEO, Seok-Woo Jang, holder of the rights to the name of Shinhwa, granted permission to use the name as long as they perform together as a group. Open World held the rights to Shinhwa's overseas concerts with Shinhwa Company, and overseas licensing of the group's albums. The heads of Top Class Entertainment and Liveworks Company, are directors of Shinhwa Company, with the former in charge of promotion and management in general, and the latter provides support regarding albums, concerts and promotions. A press conference to launch Shinhwa's comeback was held on 5 March 2012 at CGV cinema in Cheongdam-dong, which was streamed live by Mnet Media. The group released their tenth studio album The Return on 23 March 2012, with pop-electro lead track “Venus”, composed by Andrew Jackson and lyrics by Min-woo. The music video is directed by Kim Kwang-suk with a modern vampire theme and high intensity choreography. This was followed by their comeback concerts 2012 Shinhwa Grand Tour in Seoul: The Return at Olympic Gymnastics Arena on 24 and 25 March 2012, marking their 14th anniversary. The Asian tour continued onto Japan, China, Taiwan and Singapore from the end of April and concluded in Beijing in July, with 10 shows in eight cities and five countries. As part of their comeback the group are hosted their first exclusive variety program, Shinhwa Broadcast, aired on cable channel JTBC. The producers held a public shoot and press conference on 15 March to showcase the programme, which premiered on Saturday 17 March 2012. They were also featured in a photospread and interview in the May issue of Cosmopolitan Korea, with the photos shot at the Gucci flagship store in Seoul.
Andy McNab's Tour of Duty - References - Netflix