Big Bang's G-Dragon is in the headlines again! In a recent announcement, the Korea Music Content Industry Association denied accepting G-Dragon's recent solo USB album, Kwon Ji Yong that triggered a new controversy in the K-town. The statement further added that the album released in USB form cannot be technically considered as a full-fledged one.
According to the current Korean copyright law, any physical object that contains music will be considered as an album. However, Dragon's latest USB only contains a link to download the album. So, technically there is no music in the object and Gaon had to reject the work. The organisation has also christened such works under the 'Kino album' category.
With Dragon's new album failing to be listed on the Gaon charts, this would also take a toll on his ranking SBS's Inkigayo and MBC's Show! Music Core. Following this, Dragon has hit back at the organised on his Instagram page.
In a long post, he wrote, "What's The Problem? Is that it, if someone who you don't even know decides that an artist's work 'is an album' or 'is not an album'? These are the few songs that I've been able to reveal to the world after a long time of thought and deliberation." (As translated by Soompi).
He further added that he has undergone a long period of trouble and every time he gets a new vinyl album, it feels like a dream come true moment. "Every time I'm able to hold a new album that's still in its plastic covering, it's like a dream. ([Is it an] LP, tape, CD, USB file...etc.) That's not the point," he added.
Dragon also opined that the external packing or the attractive design shouldn't be the criteria for judging an album. The most important thing is the music that travels anywhere without any boundaries or limitations. "No matter who plays it, the voice is mine. Through your ears, your eyes, your hands, your lips. To be remembered forever in our hearts, unchanging over the course of time," he said.
He finally concluded, "Songs, though they may be short, that can be written into the pages of our lives. The great melodies and lyrics are everything. Whatever else isn't important."