YG and SM Dominate Digital Market and Album in Korean Music Industry 2017

By : Dina Astria And Aldi Firhand | Sunday, April 08 2018 - 21:34 IWST

The biggest agency in South Korea, SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment. (Photo: Allkpop)
The biggest agency in South Korea, SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment. (Photo: Allkpop)

INDUSTRY.co.id - South Korea - Analysis of accurate data, Theqoo has just released a market share for management of the Korean music industry, whether in the form of digital or album. The two largest agencies in South Korea, YG Entertainment and SM Entertainment both occupied the top position.

Here's a list of the top 9 ranks of digital and physical top markets or albums.

Digital Market:

1. YG Entertainment

2. Shofar Music

3. CJ Hwa & Dam

4. CJ E & M

5. Fave

6. JYP Entertainment

7. SM Entertainment

8. Pledis

9. BigHit Entertainment

Physical Market:

1. SM Entertainment

2. BigHit Entertainment

3. JYP Entertainment

4. YMC

Pledis

6. YG Entertainment

7. Starship Entertainment

8. Around Us

9. Fave

Both agencies are equally active in 2017, YG with a row of artists ranging from PSY, Zion T, WINNER, G-Dragon, BLACKPINK, Taeyang, iKon and EPIK HIGH who made first place in all digital music charts. SM with artists ranging from EXO, Red Velvet, SNSD, SHINee to NCT who also topped the physical album chart tops.

For overall total digital data, the 3 major agencies of either streaming or downloading in 2017 are:

1. YG Entertainment with 1.8 billion digital

2. SM Entertainment with 626 million digital

3. JYP Entertainment 391 million digital

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