Music deal nixed over criminal record

SEOUL • The South Korean management agency was not aware that singer-songwriter MoonMoon had a criminal record when it inked a contract with him last November.

He had chosen to keep quiet about the matter.

Over the weekend, it terminated the deal after news broke that he had been convicted in a spycam case in 2016.

The parting of ways with House Of Music agency came right after a local news report about the case.

According to the report, MoonMoon was charged for secretly filming a woman in a public bathroom in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, in August 2016.

He was sentenced to a two-year probation period, the report added.

House Of Music has also cancelled all of his upcoming engagements.

The artist, who debuted in July 2016, is known for indie hits such as Contrail and Paint.

THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'Music deal nixed over criminal record'. Print Edition | Subscribe