After the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) sanction against SM Entertainment and the KFPCAI for getting involved with JYJ‘s broadcasting rights and promotions, the forums for SBS’s “Inkigayo,” MBC’s “Show! Music Core” and KBS’s “Music Bank” started to go crazy with viewer requests for XIA Junsu’s appearance. Junsu recently released his second full-length solo album, and fans wanted him to have the ability to promote it on TV.
The shows were silent, but KBS has finally made an official statement. The variety/entertainment department of the network said, “We understand the sanction issued by the FTC against SM Entertainment and the KFPCAI, but the people in charge of each program make the decisions independently regarding the appearance of singers on programs. Each show independently casts singers or other celebrities.”
To sum up, KBS as a whole cannot or will not make a decision regarding JYJ’s TV appearance. As it was stated before by a source in the music industry, “No matter how bad the viewership ratings are, the music program PD has the most power,” and “If rookie artists want to be on the show, they need to personally meet the PD, which is said to be more difficult than recording an album. With this kind of system, there’s no reason for the PD to really pay attention to JYJ.”
Should KBS take action or can anything else be done to fix the issue of JYJ’s TV appearance?
Article by: Jema
Edited by: Alona
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