Starship Entertainment (Hangul: 스타쉽 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean record label. It currently manages artists such as ballad singer K.Will, idol groups Sistar, Boyfriend, Monsta X and Cosmic Girls.In November 2013, it became an independent subsidiary label of LOEN Entertainment.
The company’s founder, Kim Shi-dae, previously worked as a road manager for a K-pop band named Cool and worked for Bang Si-hyuk’s company Big Hit Entertainment between 2005 and 2007 before establishing his own company. Starship’s first artist was K.Will, followed by Sistar, Boyfriend, Monsta X, and Cosmic Girls.
On December 18, 2013, 70% of the label’s shares was acquired by its distributor, LOEN Entertainment, making it an independent subsidiary of the latter.
Cosmic Girls (with Yuehua Entertainment)
Uniq (with Yuehua Entertainment)
YTeen (in partnership with KT)
Lee Gwang-hyun (former Boys24 contestant and Produce 101 Season 2 contestant)
Jung Se-woon (former K-pop Star 3 contestant, Top 10 and Produce 101 Season 2
Park Jun-seo (former Boys24 contestant)
Kim Min-jung (former K-pop Star 2 contestant, Top 18 and Produce 101 contestant)
Choi Seok-won (former NO.MERCY contestant)
Charnidad Srijeranont (winner of Teen Superstar Thailand along with NCT’s Ten)
Notable former trainees
Shim Chae-eun (former Produce 101 contestant), now under Star Empire
Park Min-kyun (former NO.MERCY contestant), now under WM Entertainment
Kim Na-yoon (former K-pop Star contestant)
Noh Yoon-ho (former NO.MERCY contestant), debut with VAV under A Team
Entertainment using the stage name Ayno
Kim Eun-dong (now under Big Hit Entertainment)
TNT (was part of the first line-up of Boyfriend), currently in S.M.
Entertainment as a member of the group NCT, using the stage name Ten
Kim Tae-ha (former Produce 101 contestant and added to girl group Momoland)
Japan Being Group
Japan Kiss Entertainment
China Yuehua Entertainment