The survey was taken on May 5th – May 18th, 2018.

35 executives from 35 companies in the music industry were asked to rank 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category. Groups ranked 1st was given 3 points, 2nd is 2 points, and 3rd is 1 point. The maximum is 105 points.

The 35 companies: Mystic, Music K, Star Music, Star Enterprise, Source Music, Widmay, Cracker, Fave Ent, Polaris, Feel Good Music, Happy Face, HOW, JYP, MNH, MLD, nhemg, YG, YMC, BigHit, FNC, Maroo, Cube, Plan A, Pledis, MakeUs, Starship, Amoeba Culture, Antenna Music, Woolim, Jellyfish, CN, MBK, RBW, SM, and WM.

‘Power People’ who are moving the music industry

1. BTS (62 points, +2)
2. SM Lee Soo-Man (48 points, -1)
3. Bang Shi-Hyuk (42 points, new)
4. YG Yang-Hyun-suk (8 points, -2)
5. Wanna One (8 points, new)
Best Kpop Producer

1. Bang Shihyuk (80 points,=)

2. SM Lee SooMan (40 points, +1)

3. JYP Park Jinyoung (31 points, -1)

4. YG Yang Hyun-Suk (8 points, new)

5. Teddy (6 points, -1), Black Eyed Pilsung (6 points, new)

 

Best Boy Groups

1. BTS (98 points, =)

2. Wanna One (50 points, +3)
3. EXO (41 points, -1)
4. Big Bang (9 points, -1)
5. Seventeen (4 points, =)

Best KPOP Management
1. SM Entertainment (69 points)
2. Big Hit Entertainment (61 points)
3. JYP Entertainment (42 points)
4. YG Entertainment (8 points)

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