♫ KEY TERMS TO KNOW WHEN TALKING ABOUT K-STREAMING
- UNIQUE STREAMS — number of times a song is played by a unique account during the tracking period (hourly, daily, etc.)
- TOTAL STREAMS -- number of times a song has been played (doesn't matter if it's the same account multiple times) during the tracking period
- DOWNLOADS -- number of downloads by unique accounts
- UNIQUE LISTENERS -- number of unique accounts that played a song (counted only ONCE per account)
Charts count the unique listeners & downloads over the tracking period. Only 1 DL is counted per account and 1 unique listener per tracking period (playing the same song 2x in 1 hour → only 1 count for realtime chart; however, total streams add to the overall digital score).
- UNVERIFIED Accounts -- can no longer be created, though if you have accounts made pre-2021, they can still be used for streaming and loaded with passes! These accounts can’t do downloads; for that, verification is required. There are some sellers who will verify existing accounts, but if you really want a verified account, buying a new one might be recommended, since it’s less expensive.
- Verified accounts are required for downloading. These accounts can be used for streaming and downloading, and can be loaded with streaming passes as well as Genie Cash to download songs!