MelOn, owned by Kakao M, is South Korea’s largest music subscription service. It is available exclusively in South Korea and currently has over 28 million users. MelOn has several different subscription packages varying in price, and the app is available on Korean iOS and Android devices. Users can stream or download songs and music videos, as well as create custom ringtones.
Streaming and downloading songs on this platform is crucial for scoring and qualifying for awards at many music shows, such as SBS Inkigayo, Show! Music Core, Show Champion, KBS Music Bank, etc., and year-end shows, such as the MelOn Music Awards (MMA), Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Golden Disc Awards (GDA), and more.
The MelOn Music Awards (MMA), managed by Kakao M, is a major annual Korean award show which is broadcasted on TV. During the show, many artists perform and are awarded for a variety of categories such as “Album of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and more. These awards contribute greatly towards public recognition for an artist.
- A 1-minute preview does not count as steam.
- While on streaming mode only, listen to the whole song without interruptions, such as skipping some parts.
- The data will be updated every hour by counting the number of unique listeners based on the previous 24 hours.