MBLAQ‘s Mir recently shared a YouTube video where he opened up about the details of his income as an idol.

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Mir began sharing his experience as an idol by confessing, “When you become a trainee, you end up accumulating a lot of debt for lessons, security, album, production, and more.

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He continued, “I signed a contract with my agency for a 5-5 ratio, which is the most common for idols. The agency promised to take on a lot of our burdens.

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Mir then revealed, “People say rookie idols have to wait a year to get paid, but not us. We got paid every 3 months. After “Oh Yeah”, we got 15 million won (~$12,500 USD) on top of paying off our trainee debt.

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He added, “But the conditions of the contract is important. Payments for variety shows went to the company, but if you did solo variety show appearances, got a permanent position in a program, or became a host, that profit was given to the member.

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As such, following the song “Y” and their busy schedule afterward, Mir received 50 million won (~$42,000 USD) with which he bought his parents a car.

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Lastly, Mir shared that concerts made up the majority of their earnings and that after touring all of Asia, he switched out his car, gave 100 million won (~$84,000 USD) to his parents, and even paid off their house debt.

Check out the full reveal below: