Music Alliance Pact

The Music Alliance Pact (MAP) was launched in October, 2008 on the initiative of Scottish music blog The Pop Cop. Gathering music blogs from all over the world, each month the members offered a free and legal download of an mp3 for an artist from their country. The songs were then collectively posted on all blogs in the pact on the 15th of every month. The final Music Alliance Pact post came in February 2016, closing after a total of 89 consecutive months.

South Korea was represented in MAP from December 2008 when Indieful ROK joined. koreanindie.com took over the MAP responsibilities in January 2012 when Indieful ROK founder Anna shifted her focus to koreanindie.com, but returned to Indieful ROK together with Anna in April 2014. Indieful ROK remained a member of the Music Alliance Pact until the end in February 2016.

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Korean MAP songs

The following Korean artists and songs have been promoted in MAP throughout the years:

2016

2016-02: Earip – “1984”
2016-01: Kim Sawol – “Bedside (머리맡)”

2015

2015-11: Gus Benevolent – “I Was Right”
2015-10: Silica Gel – “Hrm (흐름)”
2015-09: Tierpark – “Bullfight”
2015-08: Floating Island – “Parade”
2015-07: Say Sue Me – “Bad Habit”
2015-06: Genius – “88 Years Old”
2015-04: Cumeo Project – “New Day Rising”
2015-03: Flash Flood Darlings – “In The City”
2015-02: JoJo Blowhard – “Good Night”
2015-01: Kim Sawol x Kim Haewon – “Go To Hell (지옥으로 가버려)”

2014

2014-11: we hate jh – “20”
2014-09: Danpyunsun and the Sailors – “Yellow Room (노란 방)”
2014-08: Jun Bum Sun and the Yangbans – “The Seven Year Itch (설레임)”
2014-07: Messgram – “My Funeral”
2014-06: Hyun Lee Yang – “Is Help On The Way?”
2014-05: Monoban – “Dandelion”
2014-04: saram12saram – “Raindrop, Cloud, Typhoon And The Sun (빗물구름태풍태양)”
2014-03: Hollow Jan – “Day 2: The Day Before”
2014-02: Big Phony – “Bedford Stop”
2014-01: LudiSTELO – “Water Roof”

2013

2013-12: Glen Check – “Pacific”
2013-11: Vassline – “Overture To Recomposition”
2013-10: Tearliner – “Strange Intimacy (낯선 친밀감)”
2013-09: Square The Circle – “Bitchquito”
2013-08: Theatre8 – “Yanghwa Bridge (양화대교)”
2013-07: Telefly – “Meddle (메아리)”
2013-06: Asian Chairshot – “Mask Dance (탈춤)”
2013-05: Gage – “Your Night (너의밤)”
2013-04: Rainbow99 – “Walk”
2013-03: Modsdive – “North”
2013-02: From The Airport – “Colors”
2013-01: Jowall – “Night Night (밤밤)”

2012

2012-12: Sasquatch – “Mannequin (마네킹)”
2012-11: Hugh Keice – “We Are Islands” (acoustic MAP version)
2012-10: 404 – “Water (물)”
2012-09: Big Baby Driver – “My Goodbye”
2012-08: Lang Lee – “Hahaha (하하하)”
2012-07: Wagwak – “Arabian Night”
2012-06: mukimukimanmansu – “Andromeda (안드로메다)”
2012-05: E9 – “My Little Flutter (내 마음 속의 작은 새 )”
2012-04: byul.org – “Pacific (태평양)”
2012-03: No Control – “Time (시간)”
2012-02: MDS – “Insomnia (불면증)”
2012-01: Galaxy Express – “As Time Passes, Always Been Good (지나고 나면 언제나 좋았어)”

2011

2011-12: Kim Mokin – “Scene (씬)”
2011-11: Coedwig – “Let Her Go (잊어야 할 것)”
2011-10: Mighty Coala – “Seoul (서울)”
2011-09: Ninesin – “Arena”
2011-08: Jiyeon Kim – “Dear May”
2011-07: SiwaRainbow – “We Are All Alone (우리 모두는 혼자)”
2011-06: Pigibit5 – “Y.O.N.H.A”
2011-05: Paryumchiakdan – “A Night of Wine (와인의 밤)”
2011-04: Neon Bunny – “Long-D”
2011-03: J Rabbit – “aMorejo”
2011-02: auhm – “Hide in the Fog”
2011-01: Swimmingdoll – “Last Take”

2010

2010-12: Image – “Empty Universe (텅 빈 우주)”
2010-11: Autumn Vacation – “Fooled But Dreamy (속아도 꿈결)”
2010-10: Go-yo – “The Blue Devil”
2010-09: The Quip – “Custard Pie”
2010-08: Kinzli & the kiloWatts – “Oahu”
2010-07: Glittering Blackness, Fall – “3”
2010-06: Jambinai – “Miro”
2010-05: Vidulgi OoyoO – “Goodnight Shining”
2010-04: National Pigeon Unity – “Whan (환)”
2010-03: 3rd Line Butterfly – “Nine Days”
2010-02: The Pony – “Disturbance (소란들)”
2010-01: Apollo 18 – “Warm”

2009

2009-12: Oh My Melodies – “I Like It All”
2009-11: Playgirl – “Happy Mania (해피매니아)”
2009-10: Julia Hart – “Korean Girl’s Winter (한국소녀의 겨울)”
2009-09: Plastic People – “B/W Picture (흑백사진)”
2009-08: Sunkyeol – “I’ll Write When I’m There (행인)”
2009-07: Dringe Augh – “Tutelar”
2009-06: The Plastic Day – “I Miss Me Myself”
2009-05: Stretching Journey – “060”
2009-04: Toxicbiasfleurivy – “Parallel Assembly”
2009-03: Pavlov – “The Lioness (암사자)”
2009-02: Seokjune – “Dok (독)”
2009-01: The Invisible Fish – “Fallen (저물다)”

2008

2008-12: The Black Skirts – “Dog (강아지)”

 

Countries Represented in MAP

 

MAP Alumni

Notable MAP alumni include:

  • 65daysofstatic (England, September 2013)
  • Alabama Shakes (USA, April 2012)
  • Anna Calvi (England, January 2011)
  • Alt-J (England, June 2012)
  • Apparat (Germany, January 2012)
  • Ben Howard (England, May 2011)
  • Cloud Nothings (USA, March 2011)
  • Emmy The Great (England, January 2009)
  • Fitness Forever (Italy, August 2009)
  • Hello Seahorse! (Mexico, October 2010)
  • Inch Chua (Singapore, October 2009)
  • James Vincent McMorrow (Ireland, December 2010)
  • Janelle Monáe (USA, June 2009)
  • Kimbra (Australia, July 2010)
  • King Creosote & Jon Hopkins (Scotland, November 2011)
  • Lali Puna (Germany, April 2009)
  • Lisa Mitchell (Australia, April 2009)
  • The Middle East (Australia, January 2009)
  • Mocca (Indonesia, June 2010)
  • Mumford & Sons (England, November 2008)
  • The Notwist (Germany, January 2009)
  • Ólafur Arnalds (Iceland, March 2009)
  • Phoneix (France, June 2009)
  • Saycet (France, March 2010)
  • Sleigh Bells (USA, May 2010)
  • The Temper Trap (Australia, Novemer 2008)
  • Toro Y Moi (USA, February 2010)
  • Twin Shadow (USA, October 2010)
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks (Scotland, March 2009)
  • White Shoes & The Couples Company (Indonesia, May 2009)
  • World’s End Girlfriend (Japan, September 2010)
  • The xx (England, August 2009)

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