Suga has been promoted to a full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association(KOMCA) – the only member of BTS to become a full member.
KOMCA was established in 1964 and is now one of the largest not-for-profit music associations in Asia, surpassing 27,000 members in 2017. It only chooses 25 members per year to promote to full members.
While all of the BTS boys are associate members of KOMCA, only Suga was promoted to full member at the end of January 2018.
To become a full member, the music publisher needs to have signed up as a associate member at least three years before. Importantly, they also need to be classified as having contributed “substantial musical creation” during that time by KOMCA’s board!
Full members must also have earned royalties of more than $30,000 each year for the past three years.
Full members include G-Dragon and producer Teddy, who both won awards in February 2018 for earning the most royalties from songwriting and producing for 2017. - source