Article: 'Inkigayo' nominees are songs who aren't even performed on broadcast... what does this mean?
Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate
Article talks about how the industry has reached a point where songs that aren't even promoted/performed on music shows are being nominated for wins on shows like 'Inkigayo'. All three of the nominees on the 31st broadcast will not be on air by choice of the artists despite their high digital standings (Suzy x Baekhyun, Crush x Taeyeon, Twice).
Article speculates that this could mean that companies are putting more weight to the quality of their songs rather than promoting them on music shows. Idols need the music show exposures but singers who are already known don't need to rely on that if they're already recognized on the charts. The second is that 'project style' song releases have been popular since the new year with SM and JYP collabs, Crush and Taeyeon, and SM's 'STATION' project.
1. [+685, -32] Only those in your thirties, please reply to me. Do you consider the music industry right now as real music? It's just a group of male and female idols. Is this some child's play... All songs are forgotten once they're no longer promoted, there's nothing that remains with you... I guess I'm just old.
- We are just old... the teens now won't understand what they were listening to when they hit their thirties~ When we were listening to HOT and Sechs Kies, the adults around us put us down too. But back then, it sounded good to us, right? ^^
- The music industry now is a direct result of the idol agencies investing so much money into the Hallyu wave.
- Just look at your upvotes, it's reality.
- Yeah but you had idols in your generation too ㅋㅋㅋ if anything, fangirl culture was more extreme back then and all of the idols lip synced
- Let's be real, even stupid fangirls don't sing their own oppa's songs at karaokes because they're so stupid
- Please, there are tons of other songs other than idol songs out there, you're the one who's not looking them up and listening to them
- When time passes, all we'll remember are weird alien noises like bo peep bo peep rokuko gee gee gee gee baby baby~ ㅋㅋ
2. [+440, -30] Who watches music shows anymore... just get rid of it
3. [+261, -10] What worth does winning on a music show even have when the wins are based off of fandoms forcing the wins and not the public? The wins are only worthy to the fandoms that made it because none of the public even knows any of the songs that win #1 anymore. There were a lot of idols in the nineties and early '00s but fandoms weren't as powerful as they are now so songs that were actually loved by everyone won #1 on music shows. The fact that songs that the public don't even know or even think are bad are winning #1 based on fandom power just shows everything... there's no meaning to it.
4. [+21, -2] Songs that are meant to be popular will be popular even without having to go on these shows
5. [+18, -7] Aren't the music shows meant for singers to come and sing for the fans who like them~~? Other than that, the trophies and stuff are meaningless...!!!
6. [+14, -6] I'm a man in my twenties who has been watching music shows for the past 8 years. I like music shows because it gives nugu rookies an opportunity to at least get their names out there. The people who want the shows taken down are just grumpy old farts. One thing that shows do need to change is how the ranking system works. I think anyone who watches these shows regularly will know that there's a huge difference between songs that are actually popular versus the songs that end up winning. Especially M! Countdown ㅋㅋ I watched last week and La Boum and Stellar were in the top 10... groups that I didn't even know had released songs. And it's too dependent on stupid fangirls buying dozens of albums to guarantee #1 wins when the song is actually ranked at #50 on the digital charts...
7. [+9, -2] I miss the days when I used to play outside but always made sure to run home so I could catch the weekly music shows ㅋㅋㅋ even watched it from my tub on Sundays ㅋㅋㅋ now I don't even watch the year-end daesangs
8. [+8, -2] Rankings aren't even real anymore. Just a big fight between idol fandoms. I see tons of posts on Melon from fans telling each other to stream songs and vote on polls all the time.
9. [+8, -1] The fact that a song ranked #147 on a digital chart can win #1 on a music shows says everything
10. [+7, -4] It's the dumb fandom culture that ruined everything. Idols just have to release one song and their fans will bulk buy albums and stream songs with the sound muted while they sleep to get them these #1 wins. Now the public is left questioning why some song they never even heard of is winning #1 on a music show when it obviously sounds like trash, and agencies think that they can get away with producing trash songs like this and continue to produce more. #1 is something that's earned, not made.