Followers of the Korean music industry are familiar with frequent accusations of sajaegi, the act of manipulating the charts with fake IDs to stream or download songs online, but recently it has become one of the hottest issues in all of entertainment. When little-known acts began appearing at the top of the charts recently, beating out big-name K-pop stars and their hit songs, eyebrows started to raise across the industry, and artists began to speak out. But two weeks after the controversy that rocked the local music industry began, the discussion has turned to a question that’s perhaps the hardest one to tackle: What does sajaegi look like today, and how do we prove it exists?As defined in the dictionary, sajaegi refers to the act of buying something in bulk knowing that it will sell at a higher price in the future. In the music industry, it refers to the act of buying albums in bulk to increase the sales of a particular act and help them perform well on the charts. In the digital era, the word has come to stand for manipulating the charts on various music streaming services by using multiple IDs to stream or download an… Read full this story
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