Source Music Shares Details About The Future Of GFRIEND Related Content Following Their Departure From The Company
Source Music has shared details about the future of GFRIEND related content such as their social media channels, membership, and SuperStar GFRIEND following the group’s departure from the agency.
In their statement, they first confirmed that all of GFRIEND’s existing social media will remain, but the ability to create new posts on the group’s fancafe and Weverse will be restricted after a certain period of time.
Hello. This is Source Music.
First and foremost, please allow us to express our regret for causing concern to all fans with the sudden announcement of the conclusion of artist contract.
We would like to once again thank all fans who have expressed their boundless love for GFRIEND.
We are aware of the concerns as well as requests being made by fans regarding plans for the management of GFRIEND content following the conclusion of our company’s exclusive artist contract. We are striving to ensure that we can address these concerns as best as we can. While there has not been sufficient time following the decision to finalize all details regarding these issues, we would like to provide an overview of what has been decided in order to assist you in continuing your experience with GFRIEND content and services.
1. All existing GFRIEND social media will continue to be maintained.
The official GFRIEND social media, fan cafe and GFRIEND Weverse will remain open with the existing content available for access. However, some functions including writing new postings will be suspended after a certain period of time. As functions and services vary by channel and community, please refer to more detailed notices that will become available. You will be able to access this content in the future whenever you wish to recall your fond memories with GFRIEND.
— Source Music
They also shared that they will provide refunds for BUDDY who purchased the group’s membership on Weverse as well as those who were selected to to the 回:LABYRINTH fan sign event.
2. Refunds will be provided for the remaining period in your BUDDY Membership.
If your GFRIEND BUDDY Membership is currently valid, a refund can be provided as per Weverse Membership refund guidelines. However, it may take some time before you receive your refund as we are still preparing detailed measures. We ask for your understanding, and we will provide detailed instructions for your refund process as soon as possible.
3. Refunds will be provided to those selected for the 回:LABYRINTH fan sign event.
The 回:LABYRINTH fan sign event, which had been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19, has been cancelled. Refunds will be provided to those selected for the fan sign event according to a separate set of criteria. The event organizer (Kakao Entertainment) will contact those selected for the event individually regarding the process, and we will work together with the organizers to ensure everyone can be contacted in a timely manner. Please contact the event organizer (Record Distribution Team : 02-2280-7890) if you have any additional questions. We would like to once again apologize to everyone who has waited patiently for the fan sign event.
— Source Music
However, content that is not hosted directly by Source Music such as HYBE INSIGHT and SuperStar GFRIEND will remain accessible until their service is concluded by the distributor.
Other GFRIEND IP-related services such as HYBE INSIGHT and 《SuperStar GFRIEND》 will continue until they are brought to a conclusion according to separate schedules. These schedules will be made available from each service provider. Please refer to announcements from related websites and social media channels.
We are acutely aware of the distress and confusion that this sudden news has caused to many. Both the artists and the company worked until the very final moments of our discussions to give you the news you waited for, and we are deeply regretful that we were not able to bring you the results you hoped for.
GFRIEND pioneered a new generation of girl group music with a wide range of concepts, performances and songs, and were loved by all fans who witnessed their growth as artists. GFRIEND shone brightest as artists and as a team when they were together as GFRIEND. We ask that you continue to give them your love and support as each member begins to take the first steps of their new journeys.
Our company will continue to support the members to ensure that their first steps are filled with hope, and we will continue to be on their side for their future endeavors. We will strive to ensure that all fans can remember GFRIEND and remain by their side for as long as we possibly can.
Please allow us to express our sincerest gratitude.
— Source Music
Back on May 17, Source Music dropped the unexpected and shocking news that GFRIEND would be leaving the agency as they failed to agree on contract renewals. Each of the members shared handwritten letters expressing their sadness to BUDDY around the world.