Music Bank Reportedly Announced A New Strict Ban Against Fans Taking Photos Or Videos Of Idols

These are the new rules against fan-photos and fan-videos.

Music Bank is reportedly putting strict new rules against its signature photo op event where fans and media reporters can take photos of the idols on their morning commute to the broadcast station.

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The event, known as “Music Bank Commute (뮤직뱅크 출근길)“, was an opportunity where massive amount of fans came from all over the world to get a close glimpse of all of the idols performing that day.

Hundreds would line up behind barricades with large cameras to get photos and videos of the idols. They would arrive as early as 3 am and stay until after the broadcast airs.

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Fans lined up, waiting for idols to arrive.

 

KBS announced that they will be banning fans from taking any photos or videos of the idols. They claimed it was in order to prevent dangerous accidents that arise from competitive fans trying to get close to the idols, as well as the artists’ rights.

News reporters will be able to take photos (but not videos) of the idols as usual.

Excessive competition to film the artists on their commute to appear on KBS’s program <Music Bank> has caused dangerous accidents. In order to prevent these dangers and to prevent infringement of rights from filming artists without their consent, we would like to limit the Music Bank Commute photo event to the restrictions listed below.

— KBS Music Bank

KBS revealed that they are planning to take videos of the morning commute and air it for fans to see through their own media channel.

We are planning on releasing videos of the artists’ commute through KBS’s news media channel for the audience and hallyu fans.

— KBS Music Bank

This means that fans will not be able to catch special moments of their idols on their personal cameras. They will only be allowed to see the idols through photos taken by news reporters and KBS.

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That means no more legendary photos of the idols taken by fans.

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Read KBS’s full announcement below:

Announcement Regarding The Restrictions On Filming The Artists Appearing On KBS Music Bank During Their Commute

Excessive competition to film the artists on their commute to appear on KBS’s program <Music Bank> has caused dangerous accidents. In order to prevent these dangers and to prevent infringement of rights from filming artists without their consent, we would like to limit the Music Bank Commute photo event to the restrictions listed below.

After discussing with the artists’ agencies and the Music Bank producers, we are planning on releasing videos of the artists’ commute through KBS’s news media channel for the audience and hallyu fans. We ask for your understanding.

◼ Time: 2019. 9. 27. ~ Every Friday 06:30 ~ 08:00

◼ Location: Every location inside KBS (including outside parking lots)

◼ Restriction Information

– Not allowed to take videos of the artists appearing on Music Bank

– Still cuts for news purposes will continue with the same standards (Media companies that receive permission from our company’s communication team will be allowed to take photos)

— KBS Music Bank

Source: The Qoo
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