ONLINE STREAMING ONLY COUNTS WHEN YOU HAVE PURCHASED STREAMING (or a streaming + download) COUPON. 1 minute trial listening DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE SCORING. This applies for Soribada AND Mnet. This means the only streaming that you can do without paying any money is the Music Video streaming and SBS streaming.
For Mnet, the cheapest coupon you can buy is 3000 won and this also the case for Soribada. However, in order to choose the 3000 won coupon at Soribada you can only access it in the main Korean site. However, foreigners living outside Korea can no longer sign up for Soribada Korea. You can still support Se7en by downloading the album via the global site but I don’t think that counts towards the charts. Here is an updated Soribada coupon purchasing tutorial for those who already have an account on the Korean site.
(1) Go to http://www.soribada.com/#/Ticketinfo/TicketInfo.php and then login with your account (please do this in Internet Explorer)
(2) Click on the 기간결제 on the top as shown to buy the coupon for just one month. Find the 3000 won for one month streaming coupon as shown and click 구매. Note : Do NOT purchase under the 자동결제 section because that’s 3000 won monthly direct debit. If you click that then 3300won will be deducted from your credit card every month
(3) A pop up window will appear. Select 신용카드 to pay by credit card. Make sure that both boxes are checked near the bottom, then click 결제 to buy
(4) Next window should say 3300 won (3000 + 10% VAT), click 확인 to confirm
(5) You then should get a prompt telling you to install a program. Install it as it is the payment/transaction program utilised by Soribada. You should get a window something like this
The window should actually initially be in Korean but once it finishes installing, there should be a button on the top right hand corner which says English and you can switch to English by clicking on it. If you get a bit of gibberish/overlapping of Korean and English words, click between English and Korean and it should clear itself up
(6) After clicking on Proceed, on the next window you should see a list of credit cards. Go to Others and choose Overseas on the drop down menu.
(7) After clicking Overseas, a space to enter your credit card details should appear
Enter your credit card details and click complete.
(8) Your name from your soribada account should appear with your transaction details on the left. Enter your email address and click Complete.
(9) Give it a few moments for it to process
If it fails to work, you may have to enter your card details again and try again or if it still doesnt work you may have to start from the beginning again (It took me 3 goes before it worked, it just kept failing for some odd reason)
If everything is ok, you should get a pop up window confirming your payment
(10) To activate and start using the coupon straightaway, click 즉시사용. A window will pop up warning you that once you start using the coupon, you can’t put it back in storage and use later. Click OK to continue
(11) If you choose to not activate the coupon yet, click 보관. To see the details of your coupon or to activate your coupon, you can click on the arrow next to your login name on the top right hand corner after you have logged on, then click 마이페이지 (My page).
(12) You should see then see something like this. To see the list of coupons you can use or to activate any coupons, click 자세히보기
Now you can go streaming!! Finally!!
The streaming instructions are here if this is your first time
Another thing, for streaming of the MUSIC VIDEO. Here are the updated details – please stream the MV up to twice on Mnet daily and once on Soribada. This is for free.
(updated on 31/1/2012)