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KOREAN STREAMING PLATFORMS

•   Shops

•   Duck Ad

•   Genie

•   Melon

•   BUGS!

•   FLO

•   Vibe

•   Naver TV

•   CREATE A KOREAN APPLE ID AND GMAIL

•   HOW TO INSTALL A APK

Why are Digitals so Important?

Digitals have the biggest percentage contribution in music shows, with an average of 50%. South Korean digital streaming platforms such as Melon, FLO, Genie, and Bugs are crucial to the success of K-pop groups for several reasons:

  1. Chart rankings: Streaming data from these platforms is used to compile the weekly music charts in South Korea, such as the Circle Chart and Hanteo Chart. High chart rankings are important for the visibility and reputation of K-pop groups, as they indicate popularity and success, which can lead to more opportunities for Stray Kids.

  2. End-of-year nominations: Chart rankings are also used in nominations for significant and notable awards in South Korea.

  3. Sales revenue: Streaming is also a significant source of revenue for K-pop groups, as they earn royalties for each stream. Digital sales, including streaming and downloads, accounted for over 90% of the music industry's revenue in South Korea in 2020.

  4. Fan engagement: Streaming platforms provide K-pop fans with a convenient way to access and support their favorite groups' music. Fans can create playlists, share music on social media, and participate in streaming campaigns to boost chart rankings.

  5. Global impact: The success of K-pop groups on South Korean streaming platforms can have a ripple effect on their popularity and success in other countries. For example, high chart rankings in South Korea can attract attention from international media and fans, leading to increased exposure and opportunities for the group.

Overall, the importance of South Korean digital streaming platforms is evident in the way they directly impact music shows wins. Charts and music show wins increase brand exposure and can provide additional opportunities for Stay Kids and individual members.

STAYs are also aware through the variety of interactions we have with the members as well as behind-the-scenes content that The Kids do check these charts and rankings to see the direct impact of their hard work right there at home.

Each K-streaming platform has its own chart ranking Artist, Albums, & Songs in real time, Daily, Weekly & Monthly! The information below shows an overview for the tracking for each. You can find a link to each platforms specific charts in their designated sections.

REAL TIME CHART
Hourly - Counts 1 unique listener per hour
Chart freezes from 1am-7am, but streams during this time still count for the next chart update

DAILY CHART
24 hours - Updates at midnight KST

WEEKLY CHART
7 days - Updates on Mondays

MONTHLY CHART
1 month - Updates 1st Monday of the month

Having an understanding of how K-charts work helps us ensure we understand where we need to direct our energy. For example, we know that 4 out of the 5 music shows Stray Kids promote on use Circle Chart to track the data they apply to their scoring systems. We also know that Circle Charts are weighed heavily in favor of DOWNLOADS, so if Stray Kids have a Friday release, the fastest & most productive way for STAYs to chart Stray Kids high enough to boost their digital points for the 1st week of promotions & increase their chances at winning music shows would be to push MASS downloading on K-platforms on as many accounts as possible!

This is just one example and is in no way a strategy. Always follow our fanbases for any strategies or scheduled mass purchases, downloads, or votings.

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 real time 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!

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Shops

Some STAYs will need assistance or a third party to help them rent, purchase, verify, and/or load their K-platform accounts with streaming passes and funds for downloads. Here are a few shops that can help!

DELSHOP
Purchase streaming passes, Rent a streaming account, Buy verified accounts
Order via Twitter DMs or Message them through KKT
Accepts payments via PayPal, Wise, & local bank only (INA)​

WHY DO WE RECOMMEND USING DELSHOP?

They are quick and efficient, always available to answer questions and have top notch communication with those who buy from the. We have never encountered a problem while purchasing from them and even with big orders we always get exactly what we paid for, we have never purchase 1 type of pass just to receive another and told there is nothing they can do making our accounts limited to the point we have to donate them so they aren't wasted and purchase more (yes, several of our team members, have had this happen to many times in the past, it's very frustrating).  Their fees are very reasonable and we purchase our team accounts to make our new guides from them.

Check out Delshop's Pricing below.

QUEN (SKZWDZCART)
Purchase streaming passes, Rent a streaming account, Buy verified accounts

Their ordering process varies, it's best to check their twitter account for updates.
Accepts payments via PayPal & GCash

This is the account that our fandom has used for several comebacks to rent their accounts, purchase streaming passes and load funds onto accounts. The do a slight discount for STAYs preparing K-Streaming accounts just before a Stray Kids Comeback. But their is a wait and their processing time should be taken into account when renting from them. 

Check out SKZWDZCART's Pricing Below.

Duck Ad

DUCKAD is the voting app used to help the digital streams without buying streaming passes. Collect DUCK AD POINTS by doing daily attendance, missions, watching ads, and reading articles. For every 500 Duck AD Points you turn in, it equates to 1 streaming pass for Stray Kids' title track during comeback. They are seen as unique listeners, so it helps STAYs chart Stray Kids on Korean charts to boost digitals for music show wins.

WHEN MAKING NEW ACCOUNTS, PLEASE USE THE REFERRAL CODE BELOW SO OUR STREAMING TEAM GETS 500 FREE DUCK AD POINTS (EQUIVALENT TO 1 STREAM) AND YOU GET 20 DUCK AD POINTS.

DUCK AD REFERRAL CODES FROM VARIOUS STREAMING BASES:


103117456717257283608
​114341934869619269436
106376543821623525955
​114866119631351393204
​100752971860022512421
101996615655922954975


SKZJSTAY, SKZCord, Wolfgang Dept, & SKZLATAMSVT

Genie

GENIE is a South Korean online music store and music streaming service. Korean streaming platforms generate rankings that contribute to chart placements. These rankings, in turn, translate into digital points crucial for determining victors on South Korean music and award shows.

For iOS Users please check our section on how to create Korean Apple ID & Gmail before continuing.

Chart Score: 50% Streaming & 50% Downloading
Check Rankings on Genie's Charts

 
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TIP: If you are new to the platform, bases recommend using Google Chrome and the Genie Web Player to stream; that way, you can use the Chrome Extension that autotranslates the pages in the browser for you, making it easier to navigate & learn the platform.

TUTORIAL FOR WEB PLAYER STREAMING COMING SOON

Melon

Melon is a South Korean online music store and music streaming service. Korean streaming platforms generate rankings that contribute to chart placements. These rankings, in turn, translate into digital points crucial for determining victors on South Korean music and award shows.

For iOS Users please check our section on how to create Korean Apple ID & Gmail before continuing.

Chart Score: 40% Streaming & 60% 

Check Rankings on Melon's Charts 

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TUTORIAL FOR WEB PLAYER STREAMING COMING SOON

Bugs!

BUGS is a South Korean online music store and music streaming service. Korean streaming platforms generate rankings that contribute to chart placements. These rankings, in turn, translate into digital points crucial for determining victors on South Korean music and award shows.

For iOS Users please check our section on how to create Korean Apple ID & Gmail before continuing.

Chart Score: 20% Streaming & 80% Downloading

Check Rankings on Bugs' Charts 

 
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TUTORIAL FOR WEB PLAYER STREAMING COMING SOON

Flo

FLO is a South Korean online music streaming service. Korean streaming platforms generate rankings that contribute to chart placements. These rankings, in turn, translate into digital points crucial for determining victors on South Korean music and award shows.

For iOS Users please check our section on how to create Korean Apple ID & Gmail before continuing.

Chart Score: 100% Streaming

Check Rankings on FLO's Charts 

 
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TUTORIAL FOR WEB PLAYER STREAMING COMING SOON

Vibe

NAVER VIBE is a music streaming service developed by Naver Corporation.  Vibe relies on artificial intelligence to curate music, recommending songs based on the sound of the songs that users are listening to rather than what's popular on charts like Naver Music. It also revamped the way it compensated artists by adopting a similar payment model to that used by Spotify and Apple Music, where they are paid proportionally to the volume of their music streamed.

Chart Score: 100% Streaming; Vibe counts 1 Stream per ID very 24 hours (needs Unique Listeners)

Check Rankings on Vibe's Charts 

 
 
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TUTORIAL COMING SOON

Naver TV also known as Naver NOW

NAVER TV is a video streaming platform operated by NAVER Corporation, one of the largest technology companies in South Korea. It allows users to watch various types of video content, including TV shows, movies, web series, user-generated content, and live broadcasts. NAVER TV is particularly popular in South Korea and offers a wide range of content catering to different interests and demographics. Users can access NAVER TV through its website or mobile app, making it convenient for viewing on different devices.

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DO NOT LOOP VIDEOS ON NAVER TV OR NAVER NOW

STREAMING GUIDELINES

  • Search and stream the video manually.

  • Stream other short videos in between the focus video.

  • Do NOT skip ads.

  • Clear cache every 30 minutes for both Naver web and app user.

  • Take a break in between your streams.

  • Video quality of 480p or higher.

  • ​Sound volume: 50% or higher. Do NOT mute, use headphones, or (if on PC) lower volume using PC sound mixer.

  • Don't pause, fast-forward, or go back.

  • Like the video.

  • Leave comments in Korean.

  • Like other comments.

  • SHARE THE VIDEO ON SNS PLATFORMS.

How to create a Korean Apple ID & Gmail.

How to install a APK

 
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