Former Entertainment Agency CEO Facing Charges For Alleged Sajaegi Along With 10 Other Individuals, Alleged Methods Used Revealed

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The prosecutor’s office has sent the individuals involved in manipulating music rankings in major domestic music streaming platforms to trial without detention.

According to the legal community on the 21st of May, the 6th Criminal Division of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office (headed by prosecutor Jeong Ji-eun) has indicted 11 individuals, including the CEO of an entertainment agency, Mr. Kim, on charges of obstructing business by interfering with computer systems.

The indictment also includes the former CEO of Trot singer Young Tak’s agency, Lee, who allegedly commissioned Kim for the chart manipulation. Young Tak himself was cleared of charges.

The prosecution has reported that from December 2018 to December 2019, utilizing over 500 virtual PCs, illegally obtained IPs, and personal information of 1,627 individuals, they manipulated the rankings of 15 songs on major domestic music streaming sites through 1,727,985 repeated plays.

Among the manipulated songs were Trot singer Young Tak’s “Why Are You Coming Out From There,” idol group Nature’s “OOPSIE (My Bad),” and ballad singer KCM’s “Between Love and Friendship.”

The prosecution claims that Mr. A and others recruited clients who requested the manipulation of music rankings through business brokers. To disable the abuse prevention systems of the music streaming sites, they allocated different IPs to multiple virtual PCs and accessed various accounts.

The prosecution stated, “Through the investigation, we have specifically confirmed that the suspicions of music chart manipulation that have been repeatedly raised in the music market were carried out systematically.”

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