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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Monday, February 18, 2019

Gaon chart announces official launch of new 'Retail Album Chart'

AKP STAFF

On February 18, The Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) launched the official beta version of Gaon chart's newest album sale accumulation chart, the Retail Album Chart

The Retail Album Chart displays domestic, offline retail album sales in order to provide a more accurate analysis of physical album distribution to album distribution companies, as well as consumers. Launched as a beta version on February 18, the full chart will come into effect in March of this year. 

The KMCA reasoned that this new chart was put into effect after seeing the dramatic increase in domestic album sales seen last year. Just in 2018, domestic album sales surpassed 20,000,000 copies - the highest number since 2011. 

Furthermore, Gaon's Retail Album Chart provides daily updates of album sales accumulated via domestic retailers, producing a ranking of up to the top 50. The chart will be available with daily as well as weekly, monthly, and yearly totals. The KMCA currently collects album sales data from retailers such as Hottracks, Synnara, Aladin, Yes24, Interpark, Soundwave, etc. 

What do you think of Gaon's new Retail Album Chart?

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maragana448 pts Monday, February 18, 2019 0
Monday, February 18, 2019

It'd be cool if they brought back the downloads chart.

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hiroonakamura546 pts Wednesday, February 20, 2019 0
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

great stuff! Now, foreign fans buying a bunch of albums from Korea won't count as Korean sales. Right? Or will - for example - us fans still be able to buy BTS's next album from Korea and have out it count as 1 korean sale?

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