Sunday music program, Inkigayo to discontinue Mutizen award and "Take 7"
SBS music program Inkigayo announced that they will discontinue the system of Mutizen song award winners and their "Take 7" ranking system starting on the 15th.
The producers of Inkigayo revealed the reason of the discontinuing of rankings.
The commented, "Instead of rankings, what's more important is K-Pop's popularity growing throughout the world and continuing the exciting atmosphere. This decision has been decided with many discussions. We don't see any particular meaning towards the rankings. On other hand, we will continue to ensure that enjoying the music is the purpose of the show; we will be changing it with this concept."
They also added, "There are many talented K-Pop stars in the music industry right now. We have previously used the system of stage performances by the singers who release new songs, and now we will try experimenting to bring more special stages and a variety of collaboration stages. We will try to show a variety of performances so that the viewers will be interested and enjoy the show in the future."
MBC's Music Core discontinued their own ranking system a long time ago and SBS will be following suit with Inkigayo. The only music program left on a major broadcasting network with the ranking system is KBS's Music Bank. However, Mnet's M! Countdown still gives an award to the first place winner as well.
Are you looking forward to the new system for Inkigayo?
Source: Star News