►►No year-end awards from MBC, SBS or KBS this year
This SUCKS SO MUCH. These are the awesome shows that I look forward to every year! But I think they’re still gonna have year-end festivals like Gayo Daejun right? Trust me, they’re the BEST!
After watching MAMA light on fire with controversies left and right, KBS, MBC and SBS have collectively decided to take the safer route – all three companies have announced that they will be holding year-end music festivals instead of award ceremonies this December.
All three companies used to host award festivals at the end of the year until 2006. KBS, formerly known as KBC, held an annual music award event in 1984, but discontinued it in 2005. MBC previously hosted the award-driven Teen Singer Music Festival until three years ago. SBS, which had a similar award system until 2008, switched to the simple performance-based year-end festival format as well.