It’s all a bit confusing and there is more coming so I’ve put them all together
First of all, breakdown of points for KChart and Mutizen song (SBS Inkigayo)
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.
Sales (Online streaming/downloads+ album sales) 50%, Online voting 30%, Professional musicians’ voting 10%, Realtime SMS voting (during the broadcast of Mcountdown) 10%
What you can do to help as an overseas fan
The only sites that overseas fans can join are Soribada, SBS and Mnet. Below are step by step instructions on how to join these 3 sites. If you are not members of these sites, please join ASAP because the confirmation process takes a few days.