Big Hit Entertainment’s CEO Bang Si Hyuk won the producer award at the 34th Annual Golden Disk Awards for the Digital Music Awards category on January 4 at the Seoul Gocheok Sky Dome.
This is Bang’s second time to receive this award, with his first win being in 2017. Bang PD played an important role last year in helping BTS become leaders in the global music market as well as the successful debut of their rookie boy group TXT.
After receiving the award Bang commented, “This year marks the 15th year anniversary of Big Hit Entertainment and I couldn’t be happier to receive such a meaningful award.”
He also expressed his thoughts on the good and bad things that happened in 2019.
Looking back, there were many things that happened in 2019. In particular, Korea’s good music and contents was recognized on the world stage and charts and was loved by many people, making it a truly special year.
On the other hand, there was also some unfortunate news this year as well. This past year allowed me to have a sense of responsibility as a producer to create a better music environment for artists. I will accept this award as a message for me to work harder to make a better environment for those that love music.
He also hoped that others would also share this responsibility. “I hope that the industry, fans who love music, the media and press will all work together to create an environment where artist can live happy lives as human beings. Humans are human and they should be respected for who they are. I hope that there will be more good things happening this year.”
Bang PD also took to the stage once again on behalf of BTS who won the daesang for the Digital Music Award. “Congratulations to BTS, the winner of this meaningful award. It has already been seven years since BTS has debuted. I know that they will continue to do great things in the future and I hope that they will continue to enjoy and love music even after 13 years. I hope BTS will always be able to make music happily.”
Congrats to Bang PD!
Watch his full award acceptance speech below!