Korean Music Sites to reinforce changes to real-time charts…

Korean Music Sites to reinforce changes to real-time charts starting on July 11th

Recent sajaegi controversy has caused, ‘Gaon Policy Board’ which is made up of Korean music sites such as Melon, Genie, Mnet, Bugs, Naver, and Soribada to reinforce a new real-time chart starting on July 11th.

Melon, Genie, Mnet, Bugs, Naver, and Soribada will all ‘freeze’ real-time charts at 1:00AM KST and ‘unfreeze’ at 7:00AM. On the charts, no changes will be recorded during these times to combat zombie streamers and sajaegi from happening when consumption is low and improve the charts.

On the Korean music site, Melon, the chart will update at 1AM using the data from the times of 12:00AM to 12:59AM. 

The next update will be at 7:00AM, using data from 6:00AM to 6:59AM. Also during the ‘freeze’ of the real-time charts during 1:00AM to 7:00AM, the 5-minute charts will be unavailable.

All data from the ‘freeze’ at 1:00AM to 7:00AM will still be recorded. As the Daily, Weekly and Monthly data will not be affected.

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