The thirty third Seoul Music Awards, which can sum up the music business in 2023, will likely be held on the Rajamangala Nationwide Stadium in Thailand on January 2, 2024. That is the primary time the Seoul Music Awards, which has 33 years of historical past and custom, is being held abroad.
Earlier than the awards ceremony, the judges who attended the screening held on the Sports activities Seoul constructing unanimously stated, “We should use the ‘Seoul Music Awards’ awards ceremony as a stepping stone to beat the disaster of Okay-pop.”
In attendance on the judging ceremony on this present day had been composer and singer Kim Soo Cheol, pop music critic Lim Jin Mo, singer and music director Kim Hyun Cheol, Howon College professor and musician Jeong Gained Younger, and Sports activities Seoul editor-in-chief Cho Hyun Jung. Composer Cho Younger Soo, a decide, was unable to attend attributable to private causes.
The judges had a extra heated dialogue than ever earlier than, stating present points within the music business in 2023. Chairman Kim Soo Cheol stated, “I’ve participated within the Seoul Music Awards awards ceremony for over 15 years and really feel rewarded by my juniors who’ve written the historical past of Okay-pop. There have been many heart-warming moments. He continued, “Because the Seoul Music Awards in its 33-year historical past is being held abroad for the primary time, we labored laborious to make sure honest judging this 12 months as properly.”
In style music critic Lim Jin Mo stated, “It’s rewarding to see Okay-pop albums promoting like sizzling desserts after the pandemic and Okay-pop singers being energetic abroad, however their musical achievements are a query mark. Some groups gave the impression to be regressing musically by focusing solely on efficiency,” he stated, expressing concern.
He continued, “In the meantime, new groups like RIIZE have achieved excellent musical achievements. IVE’s music is recent and complex. The brand new woman group Kiss of Life makes us look ahead to the long run,” he praised.
Professor Jeong Gained Younger stated, “Polarization within the indie scene has worsened. Groups which are rising on their very own by focusing solely on music in troublesome instances are usually acknowledged abroad first,” noting the potential of “Okay-Indie.” Singer Kim Hyun Cheol stated, “We should take a look at the contributions of ‘legendary artists’ who paved the way in which for Okay-pop singers earlier than there have been youthful Okay-pop singers.”
Sports activities Seoul Editor-in-Chief Cho Hyun Jjung stated, “In line with the globalization of Okay-pop, we’ve got determined to carry the Seoul Music Awards abroad for the primary time in its 33-year historical past,” and added, “We’re creating an area the place followers from Korea, Thailand, and different nations can talk by means of Okay-pop. I’ll work laborious for this.”
Not like different awards ceremonies, just one staff receives the grand prize on the Seoul Music Awards. As well as, the most effective tune award, greatest album award, class awards for every style, Korean Wave grand prize, and recognition award, that are voted on by followers, are chosen by calculating the tune, album, and judges’ scores. The choice standards are primarily based on judges’ evaluations (50%), digital music and album gross sales (25%), and cell voting outcomes (25%).
Voting is presently underway on the official cell voting app. The primary spherical of voting will likely be held from 12:00 PM KST on November 5, 2023 to 11:59 PM KST on November 24, 2023. After initialization in the course of the intermission interval, the outcomes of the second spherical of voting (12:00 PM KST on November 25 to 11:59 PM KST on December 14) are utilized at 50% and added up. Primarily based on Hanteo Chart, candidates are chosen for albums and music launched from January to October 2023.
The cell app can be utilized by looking for Okay-POP SEOUL in English on the Google Play Retailer, and voting outcomes might be checked within the app and on the Seoul Music Awards web site.