8 July – It was revealed that singer Im Jeong-hee will be joining Bang Shi-hyuk's agency, Big Hit Entertainment.
According to an article on Daeyooda, on 5 July, a credible source revealed that after 12 years, the Golden Lady's contract with JYP Entertainment has finally ended and she decided to sign a three-year contract with Big Hit Entertainment in late June.
A rep of Big Hit Entertainment remarked, "Bang Shi-hyuk and Im Jeong-hee have been working together when she made her way to the U.S. and then back to Korea for eight years. He knows her music better than anyone."
It was revealed that the reason that Im joined Bang Shi-hyuk's agency is due to their long-lasting friendship and musical partnership since the release of Im's album "Music Is My Life" in 2005.