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Music charts to start charting real-time only from 12PM-6PM starting from February 27th

By jennywill   Monday, February 20, 2017   28,957   3,087   32
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Music chart changes will undergo their big change very soon.

MelonBugsGenieSoribadaNaver MusicMonkey3Mnet, and more will be changing their real-time charts so that ranking is only taken from 12PM to 6PM KST. While the chart will remain in place, the data will only be taken in during the above time. This means that even if groups release songs at midnight, the real-time data won't take into place until starting at noon that day. 

Now, it's been confirmed that the change will start happening on February 27th. This is going to make a big change for when idols release their songs. Originally, singers had released their songs at noon, but almost all idols release songs at midnight now because at that time, less of the general public is streaming music. When released at midnight, the fandom can easily get their artists to slam an all-kill on music sites. BTOB fans would have already noticed that the boys' comeback song will be released at 6PM KST instead of the usual midnight KST.

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The issue of a midnight release had been long been criticized because once an artist (most of the time, an idol group) has lined up most of their songs within the Top 10 places, that effects the morning charts as well. The change in the system is also hoping to minimize instances of sajaegi


What do you think of the changes?
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intricate Wednesday, February 22, 2017

minimize instances of sajaegi? Policy like this is exactly what makes sajaegi more efficient... maybe now sajaegi will actually have an impact, unlike before.

federick Tuesday, February 21, 2017

aha moments for me

prettychristinna Tuesday, February 21, 2017

That's good! Now we will be able to see who are the real flops...

shubhajan prettychristinna Tuesday, February 21, 2017

come one now thats just rude

charlie Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This really doesn't work with my time zone, like at all but I suppose despite that, it isn't really a bad thing. I usually don't pay attention to rankings until about 9am anyway because of the overnight fan streaming.

AshleyDaUnicorn Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This would affect international fans..

b2utydujun Tuesday, February 21, 2017

this is actually really great.. It can get bothersome when I look at music charts and it's all the same group/person in the top 10 because fans stream it like crazy. like I want to see other music too :(

SahanaE Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I get what they are trying to do but to only have real time rankings for 6 hours of the day between 12pm to 6pm is too little. A lot of people get off work at 6pm and start streaming after. The whole point of this change is to see what the general public is listening to but  it seems like the chart rankings are going to be affected by what teenagers stream. I kind of wish that they still will do an hourly chart update but just  change the qualifications of receiving an all kill. They can continue showing real time charts but in order to get an all kill groups should be required to be #1 between the times of 12pm to 6pm.

hiroonakamura Tuesday, February 21, 2017

great stuff! i like the changes

OshiriSisters Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It makes sense, it gives a better idea of what's popular with EVERYONE and not just fans.

moonrise Tuesday, February 21, 2017

should have come up with idea before bts n twice released. those ginormous fandom

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