If the team of SM Entertainment-YG Entertainment-JYP Entertainment-Star Empire wasn't strong enough, now they've been joined by Cube Entertainment and FNC Entertainment.
Cube Entertainment explained, "We are together with SM, YG, JYP, and Star Empire on the problem that chart manipulation creates an illness in the music industry. With this, we hope that the music industry will become a proper market."
FNC Entertainment also said, "With this, we hope that the chart manipulation becomes cleared. We hope to create a healthy music market through fair competition."
Previously, SM, YG, JYP, and Star Empire had come together to point out the problems that have been on the rise with agencies manipulating the charts by raising the number associated with how many times the song has been played or downloaded. Once they are able to raise that amount to the point that the song ranks towards the top of music charts, the song is easily able to gain more attention. This also means more royalties, as well as a chance for these songs to rise to the top 10 of various music broadcast programs and thus, gaining further exposure.
Due to results like these, there has also been a rise in companies that offer services and products that can help with raising these numbers and manipulating charts.
Source: Asia Economy