SEOUL — Chart knowledge by South Korea’s main on-line music streaming service Melon might be included in Billboard charts. Melon, operated by the content material and leisure wing of South Korea’s net service big Kakao, turned the primary home streaming service to supply chart knowledge for the worldwide journal that creates music charts of in style songs everywhere in the world.
Kakao Leisure stated in a press release that Melon streams could be offered to Billboard beginning on June 7. The South Korean knowledge might be used for 3 Billboard charts — “South Korea Songs,” “International 200,” and “International Excl. US.” The three charts are created based mostly on on-line streaming and digital gross sales.
“I’m completely satisfied to showcase Ok-pop and artists to the world by way of our knowledge,” Kakao Leisure official Park Doo-wan was quoted as saying. Park stated the leisure firm would cooperate with extra companions in South Korea and overseas.
Melon, with about 5 million paid subscribers, has strived to achieve a aggressive edge within the home on-line music service market. In 2019, the music streaming service interlocked its service platform with that of TikTok, a Chinese language video enhancing service for smartphones, to distinguish its content material service from different home rivals comparable to Genie and Flo. Melon app customers had been allowed to seek for music utilized in TikTok video content material. They will additionally seek for video content material associated to the music they’re listening to in real-time utilizing TikTok’s app.
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