KMazing – It’s hard to be Big Bang fans right now, after T.O.P Marijuana case that clearly tarnish their good name now another controversy spark up. The fans of Big Bang is quite ecstatic with the release of the latest album by G-Dragon, the leader of the group. The music was good and the reception is extremely well, it’s a good boost for positive publication of the group. Read our review on GD’s new song here.
But the good news didn’t stay as long as they predicted, the bad news came from KMCIA (The Korean Music Content Industry). The organization that manage the music industry in Korea released an official statement regarding GD album that took shape in USB flash drive. the KMCIA stated that they will not be categorizing G-Dragon’s Flash Drive USB Extended Play Record (EP) as an album. This is due to the fact that the Flash Drive didn’t contain the song from the new album but rather popping up website where the owner got to enter the code from the flash drive to download the tracks.
The resemblance toward the medium for downloading the album rather than the album itself is the main reason behind the KMCIA statement regarding GD new album. The impact on this announcement will be affecting Gaon Chart, Inkigayo and Music Core performance for GD’s latest album.
The star then expressed his thought regarding the issue via his Instagram account.
“‘What’s the problem?’ Is it okay to divide an artist’s work into ‘record or not’ just by the decision of an unknown person? After a long period of contemplation, only a few tracks are shown to the world. It feels like a dream whenever I hold the newly wrapped album. (LP, tape, CD, USB file… etc) The points are different. The important point is not the packaging design, but the music and songs that hold my voice that anyone who’s anywhere can listen to. Things that can be forever remembered unchanging in your hearts through your ears, eyes, hands and mouth. Although it’s short, a song that can become a page in your life. Where good melody and good lyrics are everything. Nothing else is important.”