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Yoon Jong-shin criticizes streaming services

Aug 23,2018
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Singer Yoon Jong-shin’s latest song will be released on Friday, but fans may find it difficult to find on local music streaming services.

On Tuesday, Yoon announced that he will not allow the song to be featured on the home page of any music streaming service, though the song will be available if users search for it.

Songs that are featured on the front page of streaming sites are usually more popular than songs that aren’t. Many streaming companies have come under suspicion of advertising songs by affiliated artists.

Yoon also voiced his suspicions. “The front page of these sites are like a display stand in supermarkets. [It has come to the point where] people only know that a song has come out when they see it listed on the front page,” he said. “The front page of these sites should not be controlled by streaming companies, but instead, the companies should restructure them according to the listener’s music preferences,” Yoon added.

Yoon debuted in 1998 with his first album “015B.”

By Jeong Ju-won