The Korea Music Content Association recently issued a statement to ask politicians to quickly solve the problems related to the revision of the Military Service Act.
The Korea Music Content Association has repeatedly demanded a fair opportunity for popular culture artists to be transferred as arts personnel under the Military Service Act. to develop Korean music content and resolve discrimination against popular culture.
In a statement released on April 28th, the Korea Music Content Association said, “Considering the discussion on military service laws with a proposed amendment in the National Assembly, we earnestly ask the politicians to reach a conclusion on this issue with no further delay”.
The Korea Music Content Association has consistently demanded that popular culture artists who contributed to the promotion of national prestige and cultural development be given the opportunity to do alternative services.
The Association stated, “Compared to pure art artists and athletics, popular culture artists are being neglected although their achievements in promoting national prestige have been proved with numerous statistics and data”. They added, “It’s time for their achievements and contributions to the country to be properly evaluated in the field of military service”.
According to data from the Military Manpower Administration, popular culture is not considered pure art, so the artists in this field are not even getting a chance to serve alternative services.
Secretary-general of the Korea Music Content Association Choi Kwang-ho emphasized, “As the status of K-pop has increased thanks to popular culture artists, and the promotion of national prestige, cultural development, and positive economic effects have been confirmed, I ask the National Assembly to quickly come to a conclusion on the revision of the Military Service Act.”