It's so messy and so wrong. Like, other companies have managed to give their artists rights (like JYP) and are still making money. Sure they arent number 1 but these are REAL PEOPLE we're talking about!
I support the artists through YouTube. I can't see myself buying any merchandise because I know it goes directly to SM. I know how bad the music industry can be all around the world. SM definitely has to be one of the worse companies out there.