bar_progress

SM singers boycott Mnet music award

최종수정 2009.11.03 22:12 기사입력 2009.11.03 22:12


Artists managed under major talenthouse SM Entertainment have declared they will boycott a year-end music award ceremony held by cable music channel Mnet.

SM, who manages some of Korea's top singers including Girls' Generation, Super Junior and SHINee, announced in a press release on Tuesday that they would not participate in the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) set for November 21.
They explained that they cannot trust the criteria and standard of fairness used in making their selections, citing that Girls' Generation, who had topped a music chart for nine consecutive weeks, had never taken first place on Mnet's show and only entered their charts a month after their album was released.

The nine-member girl group's single "Gee" was a sensation throughout the country upon its release early this year, dominating music charts for over two months.

SM also requested their artists be removed from a mobile poll which asks participants to pay a fee to place a vote, saying they "do not want to see fans suffer any damage from the poll which has commercial intentions".
SM is the second agency after Inwoo Production to boycott the music festival. Inwoo, managing two of Korea's top younger trot singers Jang Yoon-jeong and Park Hyun-bin, announced yesterday that they will not attend MAMA, also questioning the fairness of the awards ceremony.

Mnet will be holding the MAMA for the first time this year in place of its ten-year long Mnet KM Music Festival (MKMF).

Jessica Kim jesskim@asiae.co.kr
<ⓒ10Asia All rights reserved>


AD

이슈 PICK

  • [르포]방안엔 침대, 휴지통엔 콘돔…청소년 북적이는 '룸카페' 조민 "검찰·언론 지난 4년 저희 가족에 가혹했다" "저 결혼 시켜주면 1억원 지급" 25억男 수상한 전단지

    #국내이슈

  • 튀르키예, 7.8 강진으로 사망자 3500명 넘어…추가 피해 우려 "월급 적고 친구도 못 만나"…연봉 2억 美의원의 불평 성인 인구 2%가 수감된 나라…여의도 절반크기 감옥 지었다

    #해외이슈

  • 서울시가 추모공간으로 제안한 녹사평역 지하 4층…어떤 곳이길래 청보호 선실서 실종자 1명 숨진 채 발견 조국, ‘자녀 입시비리’ 등 혐의 1심서 징역 2년 실형(종합)

    #포토PICK

  • "픽업트럭 큰형님 왔다"…GMC 시에라 국내 출시 현대차 미래공장 원형은 한국 아닌 싱가포르에 [타볼레오]일자 눈썹·넓어진 실내…소형이라뇨?

    #CAR라이프

  • [뉴스속 그곳]北 위험도 상향 평가한 '스팀슨센터' [뉴스속 용어]노인 지하철 무임승차에 주목받는 'PSO' [뉴스속 용어]인공위성 시대에 '정찰풍선'이 웬일?

    #뉴스속OO

간격처리를 위한 class

많이 본 뉴스 !가장 많이 읽힌 뉴스를 제공합니다. 집계 기준에 따라 최대 3일 전 기사까지 제공될 수 있습니다.

한눈에 보는 뉴스&트렌드