Posted by : KPopRanter August 07, 2013
Oh, snap! You better hide your kids, hide your wide and hide your husband because the biggest bullies of K-Pop are coming after the digital sajaengi, filing a report against it and asking the good-for-anything-but-policing police to investigate the claim. As released by both YG and JYP, the reason as to why they're against it goes as shown:
YG - "Digital sajaegi ['mass buying'] must be stopped as agencies which properly release digital albums are at a disadvantage, and the public [lost] faith in music site charts' fairness. Digital music business need to work together and a preventative measure must be put in place to prevent these illegal acts."
|You better run, run, run, run, run~ Literally.|
On a different note though, SISTAR is at a metaphorical coin toss here, if you say. If they land on heads and are actually caught purchasing the digital sajaengi, they should say goodbye to their careers... in fact, I feel as though disbandment is basically the only option left. Due to their lack of a huge, stable fan club to fall back on like with T-ara with their scandal, they'd be at a loss completely, be unable to recuperate and lose all reliability, faith and of course, sales. However, on the other hand if they actually didn't purchase a digital sajaengi and just got lucky with Alone, they could seriously just flip everyone off for suspecting them and definitely speak up about the unfairness of the Big 3's power when handling situations, maybe, even gaining more supporters and fans of SISTAR through that action... not to mention, SISTAR will still be on their winning streak, continuously rising with each and every song they release while other groups start to fall from their heights.
As a final point, illegal chart manipulation is wrong, all groups having to work their way up the hard way whereas with just the snap of a finger, you fly to fame. By the same token, although I can't necessarily say which groups actually did it and when (SISTAR, I'm secretly looking at you), I can say that whoever it is who gets caught is seriously fucked.
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