Before I go into details on how to stream online for soribada and SBS, I have just realised that foreigners can also sign up for MNET. If you already have an account with Mnet that’s great, if not you can try to sign up. I have an account from years ago (when I voted for him at the MKMF awards) so I’m ok but I did try to sign up again just to see but I got stuck at the email verification step, as the email never came. You guys can give it a go and see if it’s just my email address that’s playing up.
(1) To join Mnet, go to https://newmember.mnet.com/Registration/MbrJoinGate.asp
(2) Click on the button under “Foreigner” (If you are living in Korea, choose Foreigner resident)
(3) Check all 3 boxes to agree to the Terms and Conditions, then click Save
(4) For overseas fans residing overseas, just fill in the form and try to get an email verification. If you are living in Korea, you will firstly need to fill in your name, then you foreigner ID.
Now let’s get down to business! First of all…
So now you’ve got your account. If you have successfully signed up with soribada, you should receive an email that looks like this.
Now, what do you do with it? For K Chart, the number of times the song has been streamed or downloaded counts towards their point system (50% each). There are 2 ways we can help se7en accumulate points (1) Stream his songs for free on the site or (2) Buy a download card and download the songs, which also enables you to stream the full songs as well.
So here are the steps.. Please read and follow carefully and ask if you have any queries because if it’s not done correctly, then it wont count!
Online streaming instructions
Before you start streaming, you must firstly buy a streaming coupon which is only for 3300 won (approx US$3). Go here for instructions how to buy a streaming only coupon. If you dont mind spending a bit more and would to get a download + streaming coupon, please scroll down for the download instructions.
(2) Login from the link on the top right hand corner
(4) It will automatically start playing the song. Repeat step 3 as many times as you like as there is no limit on soribada how many times you can listen a day. But IMPORTANT NOTE – do NOT mute, do NOT put on repeat, and do NOT just play the song from the mp3 you’ve downloaded (if you have chosen to buy a download). You can turn your speakers off but do not mute the player. You can add the same song 1000 times but dont just add the song once and put it on repeat.
If you stop your player or go away from the page. You will need to clear your playlist, then log out and log back in and start again
(2) Login with your ID and password
(3) Choose whether you want to get Smart music card or Premium music card
(4) Enter your ID and password again, then enter your email address twice and click confirm
(5) Make sure the details are correct, then click Buy
(6) There will be a pop up window – choose international credit card, then enter cardholder’s name. Click confirm
(7) Enter your credit card details and click Buy. The payment details will be sent to your nominated email address.
(8) After you have bought the music card, you will be able to stream the songs fully and download the songs. Go back to the album page and click the button as shown below to download the song.
And very important – DO NOT LEAVE MSGS AT SORIBADA IN ENGLISH!! RUMOUR HAS IT THAT ENGLISH MSGS WILL RESULT IN DEDUCTION OF POINTS!!! SO CAREFUL PPL!!