[OSEN=김은애 기자] While Gaon Chart has made the final decision not to recognize G-DRAGON’s USB memory stick album as an official type of record, YG expressed regrets for Gaon’s definition of record.
On June 19, Gaon Chart confirmed that G-DRAGON’s new solo album “KWON JI YONG” released in the form of a USB memory stick cannot be recognized as an official form of record. The reason for such decision was because Gaon saw that the meaning of “record” stated in the copyright law of Korea and the Gaon Chart’s meaning of “album” are different.
Gaon Chart explained, “In terms of the definition of a ‘record’ in the revised copyright law of Korea, the ‘KWON JI YONG’ USB may be categorized as a ‘record’. However, it is different from Gaon Char
Gaon Chart went on to say, “Gaon has decided that the ‘KWON JI YONG’ USB is the medium of transmission (download service) according to the copyright law, so it will be included on Gaon’s digital chart and download chart”.
YG said to OSEN regarding such decision of Gaon Chart, “We respect Gaon Chart’s decision. We feel a little regrettable though for Gaon’s definition of ‘record’ which is limited only to traditional forms of record, when thinking about G-DRAGON’s opinion that the most import thing is the music itself”.
YG went on to say, “The world is changing so rapidly and IT and other technologies are changing even more rapidly than the world. We still believe that ranking songs of only cassette tapes and CDs which are not widely used any longer on charts does not match the trends of our times”.
“Most people nowadays do not store music in their phones. They just store information in their phones. They do so because they can share more information freely through streaming anywhere any time by using the fast-speed Internet. When following the logic of Gaon Chart that ‘KWON JI YONG’ cannot be included in the chart because the USB stick does not contain music, music charts would have to reflect the number of downloads of music only, not the number of streaming”, highlighted YG.
G-DRAGON released “KWON JI YONG”, his first solo album in four years, on June 8. The off-line album of “KWON JI YONG” released today (June 19) comes out in the form of USB memory stick only, not CD.
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Source: YG Life