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Music Industry Insiders Call for Transparency in Music Chart Management

Music Industry Insiders Call for Transparency in Music Chart Management

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Pop music industry insiders on Monday called for greater transparency in compiling online music charts amid a heated controversy over chart fixing that is currently rocking the South Korean music scene. The chart-fixing controversy that has long nagged pop music was rekindled last month after Park Kyung, a member [...]

Midnight Releases Will No Longer Affect Music Charts

Midnight Releases Will No Longer Affect Music Charts

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Major Korean music platforms have decided to challenge the conventional practice of releasing albums and singles at midnight, after criticism that the custom is distorting local music charts.  South Korean artists typically release their music at noon or midnight.  However, midnight has long been the more popular time of [...]

Music Chart Rankings Arouse Suspicion

Music Chart Rankings Arouse Suspicion

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) - With suspicious IDs turning up in large quantities on music sites, industry watchers are expressing concern that sales charts are being manipulated. Questions over entertainment companies purchasing songs in bulk have been stirring since 2012. But after thousands of IDs with serial numbers of a similar pattern were found [...]