Fun Fact! Korean Idols may not get any money until they pay off all their debts.
Korean idols will not be paid until they have paid off all of their debts. For example, if the label spent one million dollars training the members prior to their debut, they will not be paid until they have paid off the entire one million dollars to the agency. Some companies, including SM and JYP Entertainment, do not require newly debuted groups to repay their trainee debt.