JTBC Reveals Show Date And Details For The 36th Golden Disc Awards

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The date and details have now been confirmed regarding the 36th Golden Disc Awards.

The annual ceremony started giving out awards and recognitions in 1986 and was recognized as one of South Korea’s most prestigious award-giving bodies.

It was created to promote the country’s pop culture creativity and continuously discover new and talented artists while contributing to the growth of the Korean music industry.


JTBC Announces Details For The 36th Golden Disc Awards

The 36th Golden Disc Awards will be held on January 8, 2022, at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Last year, the Golden Disc Awards commenced in a non-face-to-face environment, with audiences from all around the globe streaming through online platforms.

The management and organizers of the Golden Disc Awards are still thoroughly discussing whether they will invite a physical audience while considering the social distancing guidelines and quarantine rules.

It was also confirmed that the awards ceremony would only happen for a day instead of its usual two-day show due to the current COVID-19 situation.

The 36th Golden Disc Awards Reveals Judging Criteria For Winners

The 36th Golden Disc Awards will review songs and albums released between November 2020 and mid-November 2021. The songs and albums that were not included at the nominees for last year’s show will be included in the screening for this year.

Nominees for major categories will be selected based on a quantitative evaluation such as streaming counts and physical album sales.


The winners will be decided by adding 60% of sales counted until mid-December 2021 and 40% of the screening evaluation and scores by the judges.

The panel is consists of 50 industry experts, including music program producers, music critics, music industry representatives, journalists specializing in music, and Golden Disc Awards executives.

In order to prevent awards such as the Grand Prize (Daesang), Bonsang, Rookie Artist Award, and other major awards from being based on popularity and votes, online voting has been excluded from the screening evaluation criteria.

Instead, there will be a Popularity Award which will reflect the 100% popularity vote based on votes from global fans.

Meanwhile, the 36th Golden Disc Awards will take place on January 8, 2022, at 3:00 PM KST and will be broadcast live via JTBC, JTBC2, and JTBC4. International online streaming will also be announced a couple of days before the show.