[NEWS] YG Stars Get Special Treatment on Inkigayo?

2 11 2009

YG Entertainment, being one of the top three entertainment company in Korea, get enough attention with Big Bang and 2NE1. Being compared to Music Bank and Music Core on KBS and MBC, netizens realized how all the YG stars are mainly featured only in Inkigayo (SBS). So now the netizens are rising up against the Inkigayo bias on the YG stars.

Recently, TaeYang performed his special ‘Where U At’ performance on Inkigayo and in the past 2NE1 performed most of their last performances through Inkigayo. Park SungHoon, the producer of Inkigayo, spoke up against this matter on the 1st of Novemeber.

When he was asked the question, “Aren’t you giving YG members special treatment through Inkigayo?” He responded back by saying, “That would never happen and we also never requested for YG to only have their stars featured through Inkigayo.” He also added on my saying “Because YG Entertainment’s president, Yang HyunSeok is such a hard worker, he matches with our code of conduct. We worked with 2NE1 first and that close relationship bonded us together.”

After being revealed to the netizens that he had also been the producer of the “Idol Big Show” Concert (aka. “YG Concert”) the netizens were even more fed up with the YG bias that went on. So Park PD added on further, “I can’t say the reason why YG doesn’t come out in other music programs because that is not in my decision and, we could be misunderstood but that is the truth.”



Source: Sookyeong



2 responses

2 11 2009

Inkigayo is on Sunday right? I’ve always known YG to be a strategic player… I do have a few reasons why he chose Sunday’s music show as compared to music programs airing Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday doesn’t hold much anticipation since its airing midweek, people have other things on their mind – plus who talks about things that happen on Thursday the following week? You may talk about it on the Friday but you forget it soon enough because Friday’s events are the next topic of discussion. And word of mouth is the greatest promotional tool. Friday and Saturday won’t have much of an audience since people will most likely have a big night out – but i do think it sets the buzz for an audience, and Sunday brings closure to the end of the week with more people chilling and relaxing at home which means more time lounging around watching TV before going to work/school the next day. Plus, this clearly shows his cutting costs and maximizing profits this way.

Also for artists who perform 3x a week or more kinda gets tiring on screen and it just becomes a routine to watch. I do like how YG artists incorporates something new to each performance. Better yet, Taeyang’s one off performance is still circling my head… because it was such a rare and quality performance i guess people would be wondering why isn’t he performing it again…

Netizens are crazy!! i can’t believe i even tried to justify this… but it’s what i think anyway…

19 11 2009


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