'Ilgan Sports', a prominent paper known for creating the prestigious 'Golden Disc Awards', South Korea's longest-standing music accolades, is set to introduce the inaugural '1st Korea Grand Music Awards' (KGMA) in 2024.
Announced by the KGMA organizing committee on February 13 KST, the inaugural ceremony is scheduled for November 2-3 in South Korea. The 'Korea Grand Music Awards', initiated by Ilgan Sports, which spearheaded the 'Golden Disc Awards' since 1986 until 2020, aims to honor outstanding achievements in various popular music genres like K-pop and Trot, beloved by audiences at home and abroad. It aims to unite artists and fans alike in celebration of music.
This special awards ceremony intends to pay homage to artists contributing to the global dissemination of Korean culture with a blend of impartiality and popularity. Judges comprising leading experts in the industry, along with assessments of digital music sales, physical album sales, and fan engagement through mobile voting, will determine the winners, fostering trust among K-pop artists and fans.
Moreover, the 'Korea Grand Music Awards' seeks to foster cohesion across generations of K-pop, welcoming iconic figures alongside emerging talents. The timing of this event holds significance as it coincides with the 100th anniversary of Korean popular music.
Details regarding artist lineups, award categories, and judging criteria will be disclosed progressively through the official website and the voting app Fancast.