SEOUL: The members of Korean girl group T-ara will not only have to worry about competition from other girl groups in the industry, but will now have to compete with their own group mates to keep their place in the band as well, reported Korean media.
T-ara's management agency Core Contents Media announced Friday that the seven-member group will welcome two new members in July, in a bid to foster competition within the group and help the group break into markets outside of Asia.
Core Contents Media also said in its press statement that some of the group's current members may be replaced if they are deemed to be not up to scratch.
"I've found that in a lot of bands I've managed, the members become complacent and idle after three years.
"Of course they (the members of T-ara) are currently working hard, but I don't want them to take what they have for granted, and want them to become better performers," explained Core Contents Media's CEO Kim Gwang-su.
Kim has recently come under fire for his decision to increase competition among the band members, and replace members who do not perform as well as expected.
However, Kim maintained that it is a necessary move to keep the girls on their toes and encourage them to improve, so as to remain relevant at a time when there is a constant stream of hungry new girl groups entering the industry.
Source: Channel News Asia
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