“The Mnet Asian Music Awards (commonly abbreviated as MAMA) is one of the major K-pop music awarding ceremonies held annually by CJ E&M through its music channel Mnet, involving the participation of some of the most well-known actors and celebrities, not only in South Korea, but also in other countries such as China, Japan, and United States as well.”
BBCs, our Block B were nominated in three categories this year: Best Male Group, Best Music Video, and UnionPay Artist of the Year (yay)! You can vote for them once a day per ID (e-mail) on Mnet’s site for the MAMA Awards.
We can make them win at least in one category! They are currently ranking #3 in ’Best Music Video’, but we can make them hit the jackpot!
Don’t forget to vote everyday for them (to make it valid, we have to vote in all categories).
Gaon Music Chart is similar to the Billboard charts of the United States and the Oricon charts of Japan.
Gaon Album Chart ranks physical album sales, including mini and single albums. It is compiled from offline data provided by record labels and distributors such as LOEN Entertainment, CJ E&M Music, KT Music, Sony Music Korea, Pony Canyon Korea, Universal Music Korea, and Warner Music Korea.
Gaon Digital Chart ranks best-selling non-physical, digital music sales, and is an aggregate of downloads, streaming and background music. It excludes radio airplay, and different versions of a song are listed as separate entries. It is compiled from online data provided by web-based music providers such as Olleh Music, genie, Melon, Mnet, Soribada, Naver Music, KakaoMusic and Bugs. There is no digital album chart because each song is a separate digital download.
Gaon Social Chart is a weekly chart that ranks the top 100 songs according to their popularity on YouTube, Twitter, Weibo and YinYueTai.
[TRANS] CJ E&M acquires Jay Park and Simon D’s hiphop label, AOMG
AOMG is a hiphop label that is showing evident achievement since its start in Aug 2013. Including the co-CEOs Jay Park and Simon D, other artists like Gray, Loco, Elo, Ugly Duck, DJ Wegun, DJ Pumkin, Hoody are affiliated with the label.
Ahn Seok-Jun, the representative of CJ E&M’s Music Business department announced, “We will support AOMG to grow from the current R&B hiphop music to the trendiest label that leads local and international lifestyle in the long run. We’ll provide infrastructure and know-hows on music business, as well as opportunities for a variety of businesses for the improvement and expansion of the music industry.”
The plan is that from now on, AOMG will continue to produce music and operate independently, while CJ E&M will start to expand the Korean R&B and hiphop music industry to a global level, using their business infrastructures like marketing and distribution networks.
CJ E&M MUSIC PERFORMANCE DIVISION ACQUIRES ‘HI-LITE RECORDS’
CJ E&M Music Performance Division has acquired the hip-hop label ‘Hi-Lite Records.’
On the 16th, a representative from CJ E&M Music stated, “In order for the genre of hip-hop to grow and succeed long-term on a global scale, CJ E&M Music Performance Division and Hi-Lite Records have positively cooperated and arrived at this decision.”
‘Hi-Lite Records’ is a well-known label in the underground hip-hop scene, credited for their authentic sound and artists such as the label’s representative Paloalto, B-free, Huckleberry P, and Reddy.
Through CJ E&M Music’s various influences in areas such as investment, marketing, and global networking, it hopes to provide ‘Hi-Lite Records’ with the resources and support to steadily run its label and focus on producing music.
Through this acquisition, the label plans on continuing to focus on hip-hop and diverse sounds.
CJ E&M Music’s Division Head Suk-joon Ahn stated, “With a limited variety of genres in this country’s music industry, it is urgent that a diversity of genres be made available to listeners. There is great potential in a skilled hip-hop record label such as ‘Hi-Lite Records’ to revamp Korea’s music industry.”
Ahn added, “We will do our best to support ‘Hi-Lite Records’ in progressing and reaching its full potential in the future as a label that becomes well-known and respected both nationally and globally.” - source