Digitals are the MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA for winning on K-Music Shows, worth 40-65% of the total score.
In order to get Digital points, we need to stream Ateez music on KOREAN MUSIC PLATFORMS and it needs to chart.
Streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, etc. do NOT count towards Digitals.
K-MUSIC PLATFORMS & CHARTS TO FOCUS ON
To stream on these K-Music sites, you'll need to download the apps first
For more info on device compatibility ➔ click here
What are streaming passes?
➔ K-Music sites usually require a subscription to be able to stream and download music
➔ How to do it? Purchase a "Streaming Pass" from a reputable seller
➔ They will create an account & purchase the subscription for you so you can login & stream
➔ Passes lasts for 30 days
Where to buy streaming passes?
➔ I would recommend purchasing streaming passes from @Ateez_Troops
➔ There are 2 types of passes: Streaming Only or Streaming + Downloads
➔ Costs range from $8 to $26 depending on the type of pass and the K-Music platform
➔ See this thread for how to stream on the different apps
STREAMING GROUPS & DONATIONS
What if I want to help but can't afford it?
➔ @Ateez_Troops organizes FREE streaming groups. You don't need to pay anything.
➔ You share an account with several other people
➔ You take turns logging in and streaming
➔ Please only join if you can be dedicated to streaming and won't misuse the account
What if I don't have time to help but can afford it?
➔ Your donation goes towards buying streaming passes and funding streaming groups
Korean charts are hourly ➔ Only 1 stream per IP address per hour is counted
So in order for an Ateez song to chart, a MASS amount of people needs to stream the song in 1 hour
How to get a song to chart?
➔ The song needs to go viral to the general public on its own, or
➔ We need a LARGE amount of people (100s-1000s) streaming consistently
➔ Mass streaming needs to be organized & occur at the same time, daily
What's up with 0 Digital score?
The first thing you need to understand about this is:
The Korean fanbase is not as large as you think.
Currently, Ateez INTERNATIONAL fanbase is much, much vaster than their DOMESTIC fanbase. The current K-Atiny numbers unfortunately are not large enough to do it on their own, especially when we're up against much larger, well-established, and well-organized groups/fandoms.
This is why it is very important for us to help with Digitals in any way we can.
TRENDING VS CHARTING
Sometimes Ateez has trended high in real-time searches on Melon, Bugs, Genie, etc., their songs appeared in K-Music sites Top 1000 or Rising Artist charts, etc. Unfortunately this is NOT the same kind of charting we need for Digitals (Genie Top 200, Melon/Bugs/Soribada Top 100). However, it is still a positive thing, because it means a lot of people are searching Ateez up. Mass searches done around comebacks can help real-time trend Ateez and catch the general public's interest at that peak time.
INFO COMPILED FROM THESE SOURCES
@AteezTroops | https://twitter.com/AteezTroops/status/1251568041420300295?s=20
@AteezTroops | https://twitter.com/AteezTroops/status/1244466844662194176?s=20
@Atiny_support | https://twitter.com/Atiny_support/status/1248351224719687685?s=20
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