Starship Entertainment 스타쉽 엔터테인먼트 was established on January 28, 2008, by Kim Shidae. The label is home to idol groups Boyfriend, Monsta X, and WJSN.
The company's founder, Kim Shidae, previously worked as a road manager for a Kpop band named Cool and worked for Bang Sihyuk's company Big Hit Entertainment between 2005 and 2007.
Starship's first artist was K.Will, followed by Sistar, Boyfriend, Monsta X, and WJSN.
On December 18th, 2013, 70% of the label's shares was acquired by its distributor, LOEN Entertainment, making it an independent subsidiary.
In May 2015, Starship Entertainment acquired 100% of King Kong Entertainment’s shares in a strategic partnership alliance. On January 2nd, 2017, Starship Entertainment and King Kong Entertainment registered their merger. The agencies mutually agreed to use the name Starship Entertainment while the division that manages the actors will be operating under the label “King Kong by Starship.” This includes actors like Cho Yoonwoo, Jo Yoonhee, Kim Bum, Kim Dasom, Kim Jiwon, Lee Dongwook, Lee Kwangsoo, Lim Jueun, Park Heesoon, Park Minwoo, Yoo Yeonseok, and Yoon Jinyi.
All artists under Starship Entertainment are collectively known as Starship Planet.