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Posted by AKP STAFF Monday, August 29, 2011

Indie bands come together to file a class action suit against the MOGEF

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Hundreds, if not thousands, of songs are being banned by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family lately, and while bigger labels like SM Entertainment and Cube Entertainment can afford to fight for their songs, smaller indie labels are facing a more difficult time. As such, the indie scene has decided to band together to file a lawsuit against the MOGEF as one body. The idea was first suggested by law firmJipyong, which SM Entertainment used to win their lawsuit for SM the Ballad earlier this week. On August 29th, a representative of Seokyo Music Labels Association (an organization for indie labels) revealed, "Musicians who have had their songs banned by the MOGEF are currently discussing the possibility of a class action suit." In reality, the indie and hip hop scene have been fighting a losing battle against the MOGEF long before the mainstream market was being impacted. While idol groups headline within hours of their songs being banned, indie groups have had to sit on the back burner with virtually no help or support. Should this class action suit win, hundreds of songs are expected to be back on the market. At the forefront of the suit are indie bands 10cm and Vodka Rain, who recently had their songs "Americano" and "Night Time Restaurant" banned by the MOGEF. Source + Photos: E-Daily via Naver

  1. VODKA RAIN
  2. MINISTRY OF GENDER EQUALITY AND FAMILY
  3. 10CM
  4. SEOKYO MUSIC LABELS ASSOCIATION
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