Everything nowadays is about digital sales and online popularity. In the past to get a No 1 song, you just needed good album sales and lots of exposure. Now everything online counts ALOT. Dont think that just because you’re not in Korea, you cant do anything to help – YOU CAN.
Below is detailed info about the breakdown of the points system for the K Chart (KBS Music Bank) and SBS Mutizen Song (SBS Inkigayo). Following that I will outline step by step what you can do as an overseas lucky se7en to help our dongwookie get to that No 1! Let’s work together with the Korean fans to make it happen ok??? FIGHTING!!
Music Bank – K Chart
Online listening 60%, Album sales 10%, Broadcast exposure 20%, Viewers preference 10%
Online listening numbers are made up of stats from Dosirak, Melon, Bugs, Mnet and Soribada as well as the number of ringtone and caller ring downloads on SK Telecom and KTF. Album sales are based on Hanteo charts, Shinara media and Hottracks. Broadcast exposure is the total number of times the song is played on KBS radio and TV. Viewers preference is when viewers vote for their 3 favourite songs every week and the results are sent to the Broadcast Cultural Research Centre.
Take 7 – Research 20%, Album sales 10%, Online listening 30%, Broadcast exposure 20%, Inkigayo homepage voting 10%
Online listening is also from Dosirak, Melon, Bugs, Mnet and Soribada as well as various tele companies in Korea.
What you can do to help as an overseas fan
If you have an account on Soribada Korea from before, you can stream to help push his rankings up the charts by streaming. Unfortunately, foreigners living outside Korea can no longer join Soribada Korea. However, you can still join SBS if you are not a member already. Below are step by step instructions on how to join SBS. If you are not a member, please join ASAP because the confirmation process takes a few days.
(1) Go to this link https://sbscert.sbs.co.kr/login/member/join/agree.jsp
(2) Click ‘Agree’ for both fields for the Terms and Conditions
(3) Choose ‘Foreigner in overseas’ (or Foreigner in domestic’ if that applies to you)
SBS registration should be pretty self explanatory as it is in English. Make sure you upload a valid picture of your ID card or passport.
If you run into any problems while registering, please leave your questions here and I will try to help you.
Here are the steps for signing up for now. I will follow this up with a post on what to do once you have an account at these sites. LUCKY SE7EN FIGHTING!