G-Dragon’s new solo album will have to delay its release date due to the new video rating law implemented by the Korea Media Rating Board (KMRB).
According to a report by Star News, G-Dragon and YG Entertainment just recently found out that the new video rating law initiated by KMRB gets enforced on August 18, the initial set date for G-Dragon’s new solo album, which is also his birthday. Because of this new law, all videos expected to get released and uploaded online after August 18 are required to get a classified ranking by the KPRB prior to its release.
KMRB is accepting new videos requests starting from August 13, one week prior to the first enforcement date. It usually takes 7 to 10 days to get the classification so G-Dragon is expected to get his new MV out on August 20 at the earliest.
“We planned all the promotions with G-Dragon’s birthday in mind. But unfortunately, his birthday falls on the same day as the first enforcement date. Because of this new rule, a lot of our plans are getting complicated,” Yang Hyun Suk, the head of YG Entertainment said.
He also expressed his disappointment with the new law saying, “Time is a very sensitive issue in the K-Pop industry. A lot of the artists spend hours editing the video even until the last moment before releasing it. It’s this type of attention to detail and professionalism that really brought up K-Pop’s overall quality.”
He continued, “Due to this new system, a lot of the artists are no longer able to plan their promotions in advance. We don’t even know when the video will first get released now, so all of our plans are heading for the worst case. If KPRB doesn’t pay more attention to the root of the problem, this is only going to get worse.”
Meanwhile, G-Dragon began filming for his new music video yesterday and was aiming for a comeback on August 18, just in time for his birthday. This will be his second solo album and the first in three years.