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Kakao M (카카오엠) was a South Korean entertainment company. It was originally founded in 1978 as Seoul Records (서울음반) by Min Yeong-bin. It was renamed to YBM Seoul Records in 2000, Seoul Records in 2005, and LOEN Entertainment (로엔엔터테인먼트) in 2008.

In 2016, the company was acquired by Kakao Corp. after buying 76.4% of the company's stocks for $1.9 trillion won ($1.6 billion USD).[2]

On January 25, 2021, it was announced that the company would be merging into Kakao Page to form Kakao Entertainment.[3] The merger was finalized on March 2, 2021 with Kakao Page as the surviving company and Kakao M as the defunct company.[1]

Divisions & subsidiaries


  • Starkim Entertainment (2007–2016)
  • FAVE Entertainment (formerly LOEN Tree) (2012–2019)
  • Collabodadi (2013–2015)
  • Mun Hwa In (2016–2020)

Former artists


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