The idea of creating a company that can effectively facilitate the crossover efforts of various Korean art forms to North America was born in 2006 by group of Korean businessmen in Austin, Texas. With the name Arirang Connection, the group began to introduce talented Korean artists to the various stages in United States. In the beginning all activities were privately funded by the group without much profit expectations or motivations other than just being the bridge for the superior talents existing in Korea to expand its reach to other parts of the world.
In 2009, the founding members of Arirang Connection decided that in order to take the next step into commercialization of Korean entertainment in US, they will need to create a full fledged professional enterprise with promotional and production capabilities. In 2010, the founder of Arirang Connection, Paul Kim created Mandoo Entertainment as a subsidiary of his international high tech trading company, Vias International. Since its inception, Mandoo Entertainment has been steadily growing working with numerous Korean and American Entertainment companies, Artists and the Korean Government.
Mandoo Entertainment currently provides full professional services ranging from project planning, promotion, production, and more. Our past projects include world-famous music festival South by Southwest (2013-present), the 2014 YB tour, Zandari Festa, the Dallas leg of the Epik High 2015 North American Tour, and most recently, the Illionaire Records NO RE$T 2016 US Tour.