Indie Music Support Project

Republic of Korea
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Korea Creative Content Agency
Key objectives of the measure:

The Indie Music Support Project has been implemented to expand the music content creation of diverse genres, provide opportunities to discover a variety of musicians, and strengthen the creative ecology and the foundation of the music industry. The project is led by the Cultural Industry Policy Division of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency. Its policy targets indie musicians and the general public in Korea. 

Scope of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The Mid-Term Plan for Promotion of Music Industry (2009-2013) was established at the government level. At the same time, the Support Plan for Promotion Policy of Indie Music (2009-2013) was established and implemented. Major projects include those that support diverse new talents such as indie or non-mainstream musicians, popular music concerts and festivals, and the hosting of the Korean Music Awards and the Golden Disc Awards.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:


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