Reason why G-Dragon is mad at Korea Music Content Industry Association


On June 8, BIGBANG's G-Dragon released his new solo album "Kwon Jiyong", while it's notable that the album was released as an USB, not as a CD. By the way, the Korea Music Content Industry Association, which is currently running Gaon Chart said it's hard to admit GD's USB album as a music album, stating "It's just a tool to download music". If GD's USB album is not admitted as a music album, the album will be excluded from Gaon's album sales chart, and of course, it will affect rankings of music chart shows such as "Inkigayo" and "Show! Music Core".

About this, GD posted a long piece of writing on his SNS on June 15. He said "What's the problem? You can just judge whether an artist's work is an album or not by the decision made by someone we never know? From tape to CD, and from CD to download file. The appearance of music album has been changing again and again. What's important are melodies and lyrics which console many people and are remembered by many people for a long time".


Well, it's very unusual for the idol star to reveal his thoughts on a sensitive issue, which means he's really mad now.

Why do you think GD is so mad now? Because his album will be excluded from Gaon's album sales chart and it will have a bad effect on his rankings of music chart shows? No, he never cares about it. He's a little bit shy in front of strangers, but he's the one who is full of confidence about his music. And he has put a lot of efforts into his new solo album. Yeah, he cannot tolerate the Korea Music Content Industry Association ignores his album just because it was released as an USB.

Actually, what the Korea Music Content Industry Association was the stupidest idea. Just like GD said, the world we are living in is changing very rapidly. They just can't keep up with the trend. One reason why GD released his new album as an USB is that an USB has larger storage capacity than a CD. GD's USB album can hold 4 GB, while CD albums can usually hold only 700 MB. YG's planning to upload a variety of digital contents including GD's music video and songs which can be downloaded to his USB album.


The funny thing is the Korea Music Content Industry Association changed its position after GD, who is acknowledged to be a no.1 k-pop star posted a long piece of writing on his SNS. The association announced that nothing is confirmed and it will just abide by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's decision.

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