Article: Astro... can they break the idol formula? 'Promote first, debut later'
Source: Sports Donga via Naver
1. [+1,083, -33] Promoting = debut... just because you never hit it big doesn't mean your debut never happened and you can pretend to debut all over again
2. [+717, -19] What's the difference? Aren't they still releasing songs and promoting anyway?
3. [+671, -17] Doesn't starting promotions mean you've debuted? Does having an 'official debut' give you an official idol license or something ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
4. [+524, -16] What do they mean...
5. [+60, -2] Promote first, debut later? Performing in front of fans means you've debuted already...
6. [+32, -2] A lot of trainees these days promote before their official debuts like performing as back dancers for their seniors or going on reality shows to get more fans before their debut. There's nothing new about this... they're trying to make it seem special by calling it 'promote first, debut later'..
7. [+32, -4] What they mean is that they've shot a reality show, a web drama, and promoted other songs but they're finally releasing their debut album now
8. [+12, -0] I actually think it's a good idea because it costs so much to produce one album, song fees, choreography, outfits, etc and try to make up the costs within a few months of it but you're really just blowing production costs at that point. Might as well put the group in showcases and get their name and song out there before officially starting anything.
9. [+9, -1] Didn't the WG shoot a reality show before they debuted too? There are quite a few groups that have done this...