Thursday, June 15, 2017
Link to downloading website, KMCIA made a final decision that “it is not a record”, But “recognized as a record” and ranked on Hanteo Chart
G-DRAGON’s USB memory stick record is rising as a “hot issue” in Korea’s record industry.
While G-DRAGON’s new mini-album “KWON JI YONG” is to be released off-line on June 19 in the form of a USB memory stick alone, Korea Music Contents Industry Association (KMCIA) decided that it cannot be recognized as a record, to trigger a controversy. The KMCIA is running Korea’s official music chart Gaon which is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
[N1★Issue] GD says “The external form is not important” regarding the controversy over the form of his new album
G-DRAGON directly mentioned the controversy over his new solo album released in the form of a USB memory stick, regarding “whether it is a record or not”.
On June 15, G-DRAGON said on his Instagram account, “What’s The Problem?” Then, he went on to express his thoughts about the controversy by saying, “Is it really meaningful if the outcome of an artist’ hard work is determined to be a ‘record or not’ by other people’s decision?”
[NEWS] G-DRAGON’s new album surpassed 1 million sales mark on China’s biggest music-streaming website “QQ Music”
G-DRAGON has proven his remarkable recognition and influence in China’s pop music market.
On June 14 at 10:55AM, G-DRAGON’s new album “KWON JI YONG” made a meaningful achievement of recording 1,000,297 sales on China’s biggest music-streaming website QQ Music which is used by as many as 400 million people every month.