Members of South Korean K-Pop band BIGBANG backstage after winning Artist of the Year award in 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong Reuters

South Korean music executive/ record producer Yang Hyun Suk has opened up about the agency's poster group, BIGBANG. The five members - G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, has enthralled the Korean music world since their first performance in Seoul on 19 August 2006.

YG Entertainment's CEO dished about their music and future plans. Hesaid: "I think we've reached the halfway point of the group's initial goals. I made BIGBANG because I wanted a long-lasting group, and 10 years was the first milestone. Even when BIGBANG had debuted, the life expectancy for an idol group was about three to five years. With the recent reunion performance by Sechs Kies, I looked forward to where BIGBANG might be in 10 years. Seeing 20,000 fans support the group after 16 years, I thought BIGBANG could easily do at least 10 more years."

Hyun Suk also talked about BIGBANG's upcoming military service. He said: "BIGBANG's 'Made' album from last year is an album they released after three years, and it achieved global popularity. If BIGBANG were a young idol group, I'd worry, but they're different. Their talent won't disappear because they've come back from the military. Just like actors that return from duty, I believe that they will have matured, and create new music fit for the times."