The 36th Golden Disc Awards will be held on January 8, 2022, at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul. In order to hold the awards ceremony at the Clean Performance Hall, which followed the social distancing guidelines and quarantine rules, it was decided to hold it for a day this time.
The 36th Golden Disc Awards will be reviewed for music and albums released from November 2020 to mid-November 2021. Sound sources and albums that were excluded from the candidate list due to overlapping counting deadlines in the 35th episode will be included in the screening.
Candidates in major categories will be selected by quantitative evaluation such as music usage and album sales. The final winner will be decided by adding 60% of sales compiled by mid-December 2021 and 40% of experts' screening scores consisting of 50 experts, including music reporters, music program producers, public music critics, domestic distributors, and Golden Disc Awards executives. In order to prevent awards in major categories such as main awards, grand prizes, and rookie awards from turning into popularity awards, online voting rates have been excluded from the screening criteria, and only popularity awards this time reflect 100% popularity voting scores.
Candidates for major categories of the 36th Golden Disc Awards can be found on the official website on December 8.
The Golden Disc Awards, which first held a non-face-to-face award ceremony in the 35th episode, will decide whether to invite the audience in accordance with the COVID-19 situation, putting the safety of all artists, audiences, and staff first.