Gaon Charts 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the overall charts for 2016 back in January. Gaon provided another look back at 2016 last week, February 22nd, as the winners of the 6th annual Gaon Chart Music Awards were announced. Gaon Korean Album Chart Much like in 2015 the Korean boy bands had a good year in… Continue reading

Gaon Charts June 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for June last week. Lots of notable Korean indie music releases came out during the month. Here’s a look at how it managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart June saw the release of several anticipated albums. Kiha & The Faces‘ 4th full-length album was released… Continue reading

Gaon Charts April 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for April last Thursday. Here’s a look at how the local indie music managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart While March was a good month for album sales, April didn’t deliver to the same extent. On the indie front, Busker Busker‘s 2012 album continued to… Continue reading

Gaon Charts March 2016

Korea’s national music chart Gaon published the charts for March a week ago. Here’s a look at how the local indie music managed during the month. Gaon Korean Album Chart March appears to have been an overall very good month for album sales in Korea. Tearliner‘s soundtrack for tvN drama Cheese In The Trap (치즈… Continue reading

Gaon Charts October 2015

Continuing to catch up, following the monthly Gaon charts from September here’s what on the charts for October from the realm of Korean indie music. Gaon Korean Album Chart The Korean album chart for October offered 3 Korean indie releases. Monni‘s 10th anniversary best album sold nearly 1000 copies in just 5 days. Synth pop… Continue reading

Gaon Charts January 2015

As I wrote a month ago, this year I’m back to keeping track of what happens on the various Gaon music charts with k-indie related releases. As the week-to-week changes are fairly repetitive I’ve taken to tweeting anything interesting on the weekly charts when I find something worth mentioning. Gaon generally updates with monthly charts… Continue reading

10cm Release Single with Orange Caramel

On May 10th 10cm released a digital single in collaboration with k-pop idol group Orange Caramel. The two groups have recorded a joint version of 10cm’s “안아줘요”, now also under the international title “Hug Song”. 10cm first recorded the song for Mint Paper’s café night & day compilation in 2011 whereas this new version has… Continue reading

10cm Sing for G-Market and The Queen of Office

Today, March 29th, 10cm released digital single 지구인? in collaboration with a new branch of online shopping mall G-Market called G9. The song is said to “humorously describe the situation of the online shopping site’s regular members (‘Aliens’) not knowing about the shopping deals of ‘Earthlings’”–‘earthling’ being the literal translation of ‘지구인’, which is what… Continue reading