I heard the statement very very often in Kpop forum, reddit, twitter, etc. That we should disregard China digital sales as they are meaningless, the revenue is so small compared to other digital services etc etc According to this list BP made $5.1 mil based on Chinese digital sales this year. This is around $1.5 mil less than Spotify, assuming the price per stream for Spotify is $0.0084 (from an article in 2018) and rounding the number of The Album streams to 800million. Which certainly isn't bad in comparison, considering Spotify is a worldwide streaming service, while China is only one country. I am pretty sure the numbers from Korean streaming service is even less than China, although the statement is very debatable as there's barely any reliable method to calculate revenue based on digital index. So why do people spread this false narrative that people make shit from China digital sales? Because no, these acts make a substantial amount of money from Chinese digital sales, especially the ones that can actually sell them.