CountrySouth Korea
HeadquartersCJ E&M Center, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerCJ ENM Entertainment Division (CJ Group)
Sister channels
Former namesMusic Network
WebsiteMnet World
Genie Music (affiliate)
Streaming media
MwaveWatch Live (Selected shows only, including global simulcast of M Countdown)
TVINGWatch Live (South Korea only)

Mnet (acronym of Music Network) is a South Korean pay television music channel owned by CJ E&M, a division of CJ ENM, part of CJ Group.

The CJ E&M Center Studio located in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul is the headquarters, broadcast and recording centre of many Mnet programs with a studio audience, namely the live weekly music show M Countdown.[1] It is also the venue for live performances in survival shows such as Superstar K, Show Me The Money series, Produce 101 series, Comeback War series, Planet series and Street Dance series. Other shows are filmed in CJ E&M Studio in Ilsan and CJ E&M Contents World in Paju.


The global website named for Mnet Global changed to MWave in April 2013. Other sites from Mnet are not affected with the change.[2]

On February 5, 2020, it was revealed that CJ ENM had begun restructuring Mnet's "We Are K-Pop" slogan and brand after the controversy behind "Produce 101" damaged the network's image.[3]

On February 24, 2020, Mnet unveiled their new brand logo along with its 25th anniversary.,[4] Their new logo design is based on their old logo from 1995 with the addition of their current Mnet shape and colour. M2, Mwave, and the Mnet Production logo have stuck to the former design.

On May 21, 2020, Mnet reverted its logo back to its former design with Social distancing animations.


Year Slogan Hangul
1995–1999 South Korea music channel 한국의 음악채널
2000–2001 Channel in my mind 내 마음속의 채널
2001–2003 Korean music channel 한국인의 음악채널
2003–2004, 2007–2008 Enjoy It! 즐겨봐!
January 2005 – July 2005 10th anniversary, full! 10년, 완전엠넷!
July 2005 – 2007 Hello, my name is Mnet!
2008–2010 Beyond music[5]
2010–2011 All about 20's
2011–present Music makes one[6]
(main slogan)
April 2013 – January 2014 Jump! Mnet[7] juMp! 엠넷
January 2014 – December 2016 KPop makes one
January 2017 – January 2019 Move me, move the world, moveMnet 나를 움직이다 세상을 움직이다


June 2018 – January 2019 (Europe) Mnet makes new K-pop star & trends
January 2019 – January 2020 (North America) We Are K-POP
January 2020 – June 2020 Music Network,!
May 2020 – June 2020 #good_distance #착한_거리두기
June 2020 – present (Australia and New Zealand) Global Music Network, Mnet
August 2020 – October 2020 #healthy_distance #건강한_거리두기
April 2020 #Save_our_planet
August 2020 – September 2020 Summer Break with Mnet

Mnet Digital Studio

Mnet Digital Studio launched STUDIO CHOOM in May 2019, a YouTube channel which features notable Kpop acts performing dances in front of the studio's white background and colored lights. The sets often feature backup dancers and usually lack any background props.[8]


Current programming

Variety shows

Music programming

Awards Ceremony

Special events

Upcoming programming

Former programming

Awards Ceremony

Special events


Variety shows and specials


Boycotting incidents and voter fraud at MAMA

Main article: Mnet Asian Music Awards § Controversies

Produce 101 series & Idol School voting manipulation

Main article: Mnet vote manipulation investigation

Remix of Islamic call to prayer

On August 24, 2021, Mnet's new dance survival show "Street Woman Fighter" premiered. The opening music was a remix of Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, and many found this offensive. On September 9, the "Street Woman Fighter" production team apologized and said they would re-upload the video with replacement music. They promised to be more careful and continue to listen to viewers' opinions in the future.[15]

See also


  1. ^ "How to apply for K-Pop Music Shows". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Mnet". Mwave (Global). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  3. ^ "CJ ENM, '엠넷' 브랜드 개편 나선다". 매일경제 (in Korean). 5 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. ^ Mnet [@MnetKR] (23 February 2020). "[Mnet] Channel Design Renewal 25주년을 맞아 새롭게 찾아온 Music Network Mnet! 1995년의 Mnet과 현재의 Mnet이 함께 만들어낸 새로워진 뮤직 네트워크를 만나보세요! #Mnet #엠넷 #MusicNetwork #Since1995 #25Mnet" (Tweet) (in Korean). Retrieved 24 February 2020 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "mnet channel id". leekyuwang. Vimeo.
  6. ^ "Mnet channel ID (Main ver.)". Mnet. YouTube.
  7. ^ "jump! Mnet Main Promotion". mnetartworks. Vimeo. 24 April 2013.
  8. ^ "STUDIO CHOOM – YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 21 June 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Street Woman Fighter 2
  10. ^ "CJ E&M Reveals Boy Group Survival Show "Boys24" Includes Trainees From Top-Notch Agencies". Soompi. 16 February 2016.
  11. ^ "'Produce 101' to air male version 'Boy 24' next month". 8 May 2016.
  12. ^ "[단독] Mnet, 新 걸그룹 리얼리티 론칭…'모모랜드를 찾아서'".
  13. ^ "Nicky Wu and Nicolas Tse Produce and Mentor the Chinese Reality Idol Show Lady Bees – A Koala's Playground". 20 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Members of Cube's New Boy Group Pentagon To Be Confirmed Through "Pentagon Maker" Reality Program".
  15. ^ 기자, 장아름. "'스우파' 오프닝 음원 사과 "특정 의미 없어…불편드려 사과"". (in Korean). Retrieved 9 September 2021.