[Pann] Informative post of SM's key producers

Pann: Let's find out more about SM producers (TN: this post is obviously biased but read it for what it's worth)

Yoo Young Jin

SM's #1 rank, the father of SMP, idiotic lyrics, seems to be into dubstep lately?

<Representative Songs>

HOT: Aiyah, Warrior's Descendant, Match 10! etc
SES: I'm Your Girl, Love, etc
Shinhwa: Eusha Eusha, Wild Eyes, Perfect Man, etc
TVXQ: Tri-Angle, Rising Sun, O! etc
SHINee: Ring Ding Dong, Lucifer, etc
BoA: ID Peace B, Girls On Top, etc
SNSD: I Got a Boy, etc
Super Junior: Sorry Sorry, Don't Don, Bonamana, Mr. Simple, etc

Known for several more idiotic lyrics (ex. Nu ABO, Amigo) and his position as SM's main producer. Unfortunately, he's also the most highly criticized by the public for his lack of understanding in public taste. He was the most publicly favored during his Shinhwa composing days.



Real name Kim Yeon Jung, a female SM producer who is on the rise to replacing Yoo Young Jin. Highly loved by SM fans for her high quality music but has lately been following Yoo Young Jin's trend of idiotic lyrics. Her quality remains the same, however. While attending Berklee College of Music, she was scouted by Lee Soo Man after catching his eye.

<Representative Songs>

TVXQ: ONE, etc
BoA: My Name, Milky Way, Moto, etc
SNSD: Into the New World, Find Strength! Oh!, etc
SHINee: Jojo, Why so Serious? etc
CSJH: One More Time, OK?
f(x): La cha ta
EXO: Wolf

She was on a roll until she gave fans an unexpected taste of horror and shock with 'Wolf'... but ironically, her lyrics were given high praise among music judges. Highly loved by SHINee fans for songs like 'Graze', 'REAL', and 'Life', while also criticized for some idiotic lyrics like 'Hot Summer' and 'One More Chance'. Amazingly, she adapted the lyrics for Park Hyo Shin's famous 'Snow Flower'. Also the composer behind 'Hye-ya'.


Hitchhiker (Jinu)

Has a short history with SM but a long career as a musician. Former bassist for the band Rollercoaster and has since transitioned into composing full time since his leave from the group. Focuses on EDM songs. Used to compose for several idols, mostly known for BEG's 'Abracadabra' and INFINITE's 'Come Back Again', before SM nabbed him for once and for all by contracting with him. Now solely works for SM.

<Representative Songs>

BEG: Abracadabra
INFINITE: Come Back Again
TVXQ: I Don't Know, etc
SNSD: Show! Show! Show!, Telepathy, etc
f(x): Pinocchio, Ice Cream, etc
SHINee: Eletric Heart, Hitch Hiking, etc
BoA: Game
Super Junior: A Cha!
EXO: My Lady

Great composer but SM rarely picks his works as title songs. Has a lot of famous solo songs himself like 'White Christmas', which Super Junior and other artists are famous for remaking.


Thomas Troelsen

A Swedish producer and composer. He isn't under SM but SM has been using his works often.

<Representative Songs>

TVXQ: Mirotic
BoA: Eat You Up
SHINee: Love Like Oxygen, Sherlock, Everybody, etc
f(x): Nu ABO, Hot Summer, etc
Super Junior: Opera, Spy, etc
EXO-K: History

Mostly known for his work with SHINee and f(x), which people credit the two groups' Euro-pop style to. Received a lot of criticism for his lack of understanding in public taste but made a turnaround with 'Mirotic', earning the love of the public once again.


Kim Young Hoo

Has been under SM since their beginnings but hasn't been active as of late. Known as the composer who is the least SM in style. High knowledge of public taste and high quality music as well.

<Representative Songs>

Shinhwa: I Pray 4 U
BoA: My Prayer, If I See You Today
TVXQ: Whatever They Say, Crazy Love
SHINee: Runaway
CSJH: Dancer in the Rain

More known for his lyric writing than composing. Lyricist behind SHINee's more emotional songs like 'Replay', 'Love Like Oxygen', 'In My Room' and f(x)'s 'Goodbye Summer'.


Shin Hyuk

The figure behind the song of the year (?) ㅋㅋㅋ Not SM's producer. Runs a company in America with co-composers but still has a lot of his work hired by SM.

<Representative Songs>

EXO: Growl, Into Your World, Butterfly Boy
SHINee: Dream Girl
SNSD: Romantic St.
f(x): Pretty Girl
Justin Bieber: One Less Lonely Girl

Works with other idols since he's not exclusively under SM but SM seems to adore him as they make all of his songs into title tracks. After the success of Growl, it seems they'll continue to work with him in the future.


1. [+95, -1] Yoo Young Jin.... Tri-Angle ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ and I didn't know 'Mirotic' was by a foreign composer. It's good.

2. [+94, -1] I love posts like these

3. [+77, -17] All we need is Yoo Young Jin to screw off

4. [+26, -0] Wow, that foreign composer is jjang... Mirotic, Love Like Oxygen, Sherlock, Hot Summer, History... ㅠㅠ

5. [+23, -0] Had no idea the composer for Into the New World and Wolf was the same ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I really like Into the New World too ㅠㅠ

6. [+21, -2] Yoo Young Jin... was hated on so much after he released SNSD's 'I Got a Boy'... I heard they didn't even intend to include that narration where they say, "Shall we start? Omo, look at her" until he specifically requested for it... His lyrics are so idiotic.

7. [+19, -0] Kenzie unni, I love you ㅜㅜ So hard to list all of the songs I love by her! Into the New World, Only Girl, Jet, La Cha Ta, Signal, etc... Even Wolf was my ta...tast...

8. [+10, -0] Mirotic was really a song sent by the gods... There's not a song in that album to throw away ㅠㅠ can't even call it an idol album

9. [+10, -0] I hate SM to death but the one reason I can never leave them is because of their producers ㅠㅠ Hitchhiker's songs are so my style... I only listen to his, mostly. SM really has a damn good list of producers under their belt.