10:48 am - 12/10/2015

nominations for the 30th golden disk awards are out!


award show season is still creeping up on us!! this time, nominations for the 30th golden disk awards (aka korea's "version" of the grammy awards) have been announced. (voting also started but you apparently have to pay $1 daily???? to vote so i won't even get into that. regardless: voting ends on january 10th.) the ceremony will take place on january 20th - 21st in shenzhen, china, with one day being dedicated to the digital sector and the other to the disk. noms are behind the cuts!

apparently, even if you're nominated in both categories, you can only win once between either disk or digital which makes it more "fair" and gives more artists chances to win. i also read that it's rare that rookies win bonsangs? but idk. you're also only eligible for the daesang / grand prize award if you win a bonsang prior to it during the ceremony.





also known as: the disk award, disk bonsang, physical bonsang, ect. basically to celebrate physical achivements in the music industry throughout the year. ten to eleven winners are usually awarded.

criteria ★ 20% jury committee vole + 80% (physical) sales volume





also known as: the digital award, digital bonsang, ect. basically to celebrate digital achivements in the music industry throughout the year. ten to eleven winners are usually awarded.

criteria ★ 20% jury committee vole + 80% (digital) sales volume



also known as: the newcomer award, rookie award, ect. basically to celebrate the achivements of newly debuted artists throughout the year. the number of winners has kind of varied over the years: five won in 2012 / 2013, four won in 2014 and three won last year though there's been years that only two winners have been chosen. there's something on the criteria page that says: "two (teams) global and domestic" so i'm not sure if that means there'll be four winners, or ...? who knows. they don't split the wins between male and female artists though.

criteria ★ 10% jury committee vote, 10% popular vote, 80% album sales (combined digital / physical, i think).


global popularity award (current rankings) ★


(domestic) popularity award (current rankings) ★

the information here is kinda blurry / i haven't seen much on it but, if going by last year's awards, the popularity award is usually given to one to four winners. (it was four last year.) it could be totally wrong, but i'm getting the impression that they may split between whoever wins in the final vote for the global and domestic polls? (the winners last year were beast, snsd, taemin and toheart.) but who knows, we'll find out when the actual show happens, lmao.

source: golden disk awards (official website)
pseudo_shigure 10th-Dec-2015 07:20 pm (UTC)
just curious, how much does sale factor in grammy? bc it seems like korean awards always emphasize on that and that doesn't always equal good music, but more of a popularity award. but if that's the universal standard for music awards then i guess /shrug/
racquelle2005 10th-Dec-2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
well music is subjective and considering how shitty the grammy picks have been the last few years I wouldnt put much merit in committee voting either.
pseudo_shigure 10th-Dec-2015 07:29 pm (UTC)
well the same can be said about movies and other art forms. but eh, idrc actually.
racquelle2005 10th-Dec-2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'm just saying either way it wouldn't be very fair lmao. fans would still bitch haha
pseudo_shigure 10th-Dec-2015 07:44 pm (UTC)
i guess with this more "quantitative" way, at least they have clear reason to award the artists. but seeing sm groups been winning since 08, i just wish to see more variety, which we wouldnt get if they just count the sales. /end rant/
racquelle2005 10th-Dec-2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
sm groups have been winning stuff for album sales alone for a while now. I just let it go tbh cause it aint ever gonna stop. It is kind of unfair though because they are the only company where fandoms go that hard over physicals. The rest of us cant be bothered tbh

Edited at 2015-12-10 07:50 pm (UTC)
fiercediva 10th-Dec-2015 08:10 pm (UTC)
Sales does not factor into the Grammy nominations AT ALL. It's supposed to be musical quality as judged by peers - other musicians or technical recording personnel like engineers - who are members of NARAS. That is why the teen idols usually do not get Grammys and people like Esperanza Spaulding or Eric Clapton do, even when they don't sell as well as former Disney idols that year. Of course people like Adele transcend that threshold of popularity and artistry. There is also a screening committee to make sure appropriate artists and titles are in the right categories and have met the eligibility requirements.
pseudo_shigure 11th-Dec-2015 05:38 am (UTC)
yeah, i need something like this in korea even if just for variety.
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