CJ E&M yesterday presented seven awards at ‘2017 MAMA Professional Categories Awards’ at W Hong Kong including Best Executive Producer of the Year, Best Producer of the Year, Best Choreographer of the Year, Best Visual & Art Director of the Year, Best Engineer of the Year, Best Composer of the Year, and Best Video Director of the Year. This award was newly created in 2015 to celebrate and highlight the professionals who contributed greatly to the development of Asian music industry over the year.
Music industry leaders from Asia gathered to share their thoughts and ideas about Asian music. Si-Hyuk Bang, Founder and CEO of Big Hit Entertainment and the winner of 2016 MAMA Best Executive Producer of the Year attended to give a keynote session about ‘Coexistence’ theme along with BTS, and Western music market.
In this keynote speech, Bang said, “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all artists and professionals who devoted themselves to the development of Kpop. Their work played a decisive role for BTS to leap forward, and BTS could not have come this far if it weren’t for Kpop’s amazing accomplishments that has been made until now.”
Beside Bang, Shantha Retnasingam, Chief, Section for Cooperation with Multilateral and Private Funding Sources of UNESCO, Apicha Honghirunrueng, CEO of Thailand’s media contents corporation True CJ Creations, Won-Young Chung, CJ Culture Foundation Trustee and Professor, Heekyung Min, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV of CJ, and Hyung-Jin Jung, Head of Music Contents Business Division of CJ E&M joined as presenters.
Hyung-Jin Jung delivered welcome speech and said, “I believe the greatest power that leads the development of music is in the cooperation and coexistence of professionals in the music industry who produce many great artists and music with their creative inspiration and individuality. We hope to bring more music professionals from different Asian countries to make opportunities where even greater stories can be shared.” And the final winners are as below.
In addition, celebrating its 9th installment, ‘2017 MAMA in Hong Kong’ will be held at AsianWorld-Expo, Arena tonight.
Full list of award winners (work(artist)) from 2017 MAMA Professional Categories Awards
Best Executive Producer of the Year – George Trivino, TRUE COLOR MUSIC (兄弟本色 G.U.T.S.)
Best Producer of the Year – Pdogg(LOVE YOURSELF 承 `Her`(BTS))
Best Choreographer of the Year – Youngjun Choi (Song: Don’t Wanna Cry(Seventeen), Energetic(Wanna One))
Best Visual & Art Director of the Year – Yang (MV: Keep Me Jealous(The Sam Willows))
Best Engineer of the Year – Dat Nguyen Minh , AD PRODUCTION (Có Em Chờ (MIN&Mr.A))
Best Composer of the Year – Raisa Andriana & Isyana Sarasvati (Anganku Anganmu(Raisa & Isyana Sarasvati))
Best Video Director of the Year – Atsushi Makino, P.I.C.S. (Hikarinoatorie(Mr. Children))