Posted by : KPopRanter August 07, 2013


In a previous post, you might've heard that SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and Star Empire Entertainment were joining forces against the manipulation of digital charts through purchasing what's otherwise known as 'digital sajaengi', now, two other powerful forces in the Korean entertainment industry, Cube Entertainment (whom I mentioned previously would probably be investigated) which is home of huge groups such as B2ST and 4Minute as well as FNC Entertainment whom is the home of FT Island and CN Blue. Along with their joining in on the battle, they revealed statements against the digital sajaengi world:
Cube Entertainment explained, "We are together with SM, YG, JYP, and Star Empire on the problem that chart manipulation creates an illness in the music industry. With this, we hope that the music industry will become a proper market."
FNC Entertainment also said, "With this, we hope that the chart manipulation becomes cleared. We hope to create a healthy music market through fair competition."
Just like my career--gone
Like I previously mentioned, I feel as if digital sajaengi is actually a pretty important issue, people buying chart rankings and gaining popularity unethically and unlawfully with just the snap of a finger. However, now that these two companies joined the big three companies and Star Empire Entertainment's forces, it seems as though the digital sajaengi must be something that's actually pretty damn serious in the entertainment world.

Also, I just want to say that Starship Entertainment should join in on the witch hunt like Cube Entertainment who also got pointed out and accused of buying the digital sajaengi so that they can look like they didn't do anything then run away while they can.


They don't suspect a thing.
C U l8r, fuckers



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  1. There's really nothing to lose by joining this - even if you are one of the "guilty" companies.

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  2. whyaminotmarriedtoraviAugust 7, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I mean, what are doing going to do once they get caught? "op, yeah it was me-- sorry" then what? Awkwardly scratch their head once they admit it and the go on about their day, maybe even just issue a warning? "Oh ok, just...just don't do it again" I don't get where they're going with this. Just pressed companies taking away from the police's time when they could use it to do something more valuable.

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  3. Yeah - I don't really get why they are making a big deal out of this. I seriously doubt this chart manipulation really has much impact. I certainly don't buy music just because it ranks high on a chart and I doubt many other people do either.

    Besides - these big companies are just as guilty of manipulating things to their advantage. They use their industry muscle to get a bigger share of time on music shows (which probably has an ever bigger affect on sales) and blacklist other acts from performing.

    If we're going to make a fuss over things that are wrong or unfair in the industry, digital manipulation should be WAY down that list after a million other things.

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  4. whyaminotmarriedtoraviAugust 7, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Very well put. The only thing they'd get out of topping in the charts is a petty trophy, nothing else. As if their artists haven't won enough. I hate to say it, but I'm glad it's the smaller companies that are winning-- whether it was manipulated or not. I'm tired of the big companies getting everything, and even asking for more to fulfill their greed. And exactly as you said, they themselves manipulate companies and music shows-- JYJ being one of the examples. They're so hypocritical it makes me not want to feed their banks. Only when it happens to them that they then decide to do something about it. And seriously, it might not even have been manipulation-- the big 3 are just pressed that their little robots aren't doing as good as the slightly better group from the small company, and use any possible excuse to not blame their perfect angels. I'm getting tired of their sissiness(idek if that's a word), tbqh.

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  5. Seriusly this is just a witch hunt by young immature kpop fans. Whenever a group is successfull in any way crazy fans say they cheated. Ailee, crayon pop, 4minute, girls day,sistar , EXO, and others have been once accused with no proff whatsoever. Yes I do think digital malipulation dies Galen but it probably is done by rookie groups to get noticed.
    Another thing that gets on my nerves is how these companies are taking a "stand" against digital malipulation when they have done much worst in the music and tv industries. When all the big companies controll the tv and radio appearances how else are the tiny companies supposed to shed light in their artists.

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  6. especially if you are the "guilty" ones..

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