She was the winner for the 'Best Folk Music' category at the Korean Music Awards. During her speech, she talked about how hard it was to make ends meet as an indie artist, saying she made 420,000 KRW (approximately 360 USD) in all of January, and then 960,000 KRW (approximately 840 USD) in all of February.
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Because she had to make ends meet, and her rent was 500,000 KRW (approximately 438 USD), she asked the audience if they wanted to buy the trophy from her starting at a bid of 500,000 KRW. Someone in the audience actually offered to buy it from her for 500,000 KRW and handed her the money on the spot, and the video ended up going viral.
Check it out below.
이랑 님이 돈과 명예를 모두 얻어가는 모습 pic.twitter.com/YNnJdFzcyi— 숲(실리카겔 한대음 신인상 축하) (@forest_JM) February 28, 2017