JYP Entertainment And Other Companies Requesting Investigations Of Digital Chart Manipulation

Entertainment agencies are working together to find the truth regarding suspicions of digital chart manipulation.

On July 18, Park Jin Young wrote a post on Instagram that begins, “Fair competition and evaluation is the cornerstone for any industry.”

In Korean, he wrote, “Recently, suspicions of digital chart manipulation are being brought up, and those raising the suspicions and those receiving the suspicions are all having a hard time because of them.”

He continued, “We heard that there is a company that has already requested for the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to investigate. We are also discussing this matter with several other agencies and plan on requesting investigations from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Fair Trade Commission. Based on the results, we also plan on bringing this issue to the prosecution.”

Park Jin Young concluded, “We hope that the suspicions being brought up will be cleared up so artists and agencies can return to focusing on our primary duties.”

It was revealed on July 17 that the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism is already investigating regarding accusations of chart manipulation for Nilo’s “Pass.” Speculations have also been brought up recently regarding Shaun’s “Way Back Home.”

Back in 2013, JYP Entertainment, YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment, Cube Entertainment, FNC Entertainment, and Star Empire Entertainment joined forces to request investigations of digital chart manipulation.

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공정한 경쟁과 평가는 어느 분야가 발전하는데 초석이 됩니다. 최근 음원순위 조작에 관한 의혹들이 제기되어 의혹을 제기하는 분들과 또 의혹을 받는 분들 모두 힘든 시간을 보내고 있습니다. 이미 유관부서인 문화체육관광부에 조사를 의뢰한 회사도 있는 걸로 알고 있습니다. 저희 또한 , 업계의 여러 회사들과 이 문제에 대해서 논의를 마치고 문화체육관광부, 공정거래위원회에 우선 조사를 의뢰하고 추가 결과에 따라 검찰에도 이 문제를 의뢰할 계획입니다. 제기되고 있는 의혹들이 명백히 밝혀져 하루빨리 아티스트들과 회사들이 본래의 업무에 집중할 수 있게 되기를 바랍니다. Fair competition and evaluation is the cornerstone for any industry. Recently there are suspicions regarding music chart fabrication and it's hurting all parties related to it. We heard there're already requests made to the Ministry of culture, sports and tourism by another company. We are currently discussing this matter with other companies and planning to request investigations to the Ministry of culture, sports and tourism and the KFTC. Depending on the result we are planning to take this to the prosecutors' office. Hope these suspicions get cleared so we can all go back to our real job.

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