Mnet Responds To Reports Of Complications Regarding 2019 MAMA Locations
The 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (hereafter 2019 MAMA) is working on determining its host locations.
On August 20, an industry representative reported that 2019 MAMA has cancelled the original plans to be held in Hong Kong and Japan in December. Agencies reportedly expressed that it will be difficult to attend in Hong Kong due to safety concerns amidst ongoing protests. There is also high tension currently with Korea-Japan relations.
The reports stated that 2019 MAMA is considering other potential locations including Thailand and Vietnam.
In response to the reports, a source from Mnet clarified, “Japan and Hong Kong were not confirmed to be the host locations for 2019 MAMA. The host locations were unconfirmed, and we are currently reviewing locations throughout all of Asia.”
The Mnet Asian Music Awards has been held in Hong Kong for the past seven years. 2017 MAMA was additionally held in Japan and Vietnam, while 2018 MAMA was also held in Japan and Korea.
Stay tuned for updates!