SM Ent. Settles Red Velvet Name Issue with Indie Band Red Velvet
SM Entertainment announced it had settled with an indie band on an issue surrounding its new girl group′s name.
An indie band also named Red Velvet, which debuted in November 2013, had taken issue with SM Entertainment′s new girl group.
The group posted on an online forum that it was surprised to hear the new group was named Red Velvet.
The indie band also asked SM Entertainment to consider the difficulties it may go through once the giant agency debuts the girl group.
Many netizens had voiced concern over the issue.
On July 30, a rep from SM Entertainment said, "We met with the two-member band Red Velvet and reached an agreement. Both parties decided to continue using their team names. SM′s new girl group Red Velvet will thus be able to continue promoting as scheduled."
"We thank the indie band Red Velvet for their consideration," the rep added.
SM Entertainment′s rookie team Red Velvet will debut through KBS2′s Music Bank on August 1.
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