Record Label Industry Association of Korea(abbreviated: LIAK) is a non-profit trade organization that was established in 2012 by South Korea’s leading music labels that have been producing quality music with public support, such as Fluxus Music, MPMG (Master Plan + Happy Robot), Ruby Salon / Ruby Records, SOUNDHOLIC, Antenna Music, Pastel Music, etc.
Our mission is to protect the interests of members and to introduce a wide variety of music to the Korean music market to help achieve its balanced development. The association acts together in response to government policies and delivers the voice of the industry, supports campaigns/projects for communal profit and encourages co-working/networking between members.
During 2012-2013, LIAK has discovered promising musicians and implemented a government project ‘K-Rookies’ to support their activities, and cooperated in the production/operation of ‘Mu:con’, a music market/conference project by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In 2015, the association is in charge of operating EUNPYUNG Music Centre (Seoul Metropolitan City) to assist creative activity of musicians and XINDIE Ticket Lounge (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) to activate domestic venues and hosts Seoul Music Forum in Asia Music Network (AM Network) which is co-managed by Seoul Metropolitan City and MBC.
The association is also running a campaign ‘STOP DUMPING MUSIC!’ in alliance with industry insiders from major production companies to the underground to improve the abnormal music pricing policy and participating in the government policy negotiation process as the negotiator. Also, we share reviews of the market situation and pending issues of the industry and carry out a variety of activities designed to help the members.
The individual companies that are memberships of LIAK are currently producing and managing their musicians and plan and produce performances of various scale, as well as hosting the nation’s leading music festivals including Grand Mint Festival (GMF), Green Plugged Festival and Global Gathering Korea, building performance centered live music platforms instead of the conventional music production and planning that is dependent on the mainstream media. In addition, we are striving to create an international network through international culture exchange.
Meet Our Team
KAY Lee / 이규영Chairman / 회장
@Ruby Record Inc.
DongHwan-Yoon / 윤동환Vice-Chairman / 부회장
@MY Music Inc.
Jong-Gill Shin / 신종길Head of Secretariat / 사무국장