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Melon Streaming Data Now Part of Billboard Charts

(image: Kakao Entertainment Corp.)

(image: Kakao Entertainment Corp.)

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire)Music charts data from Melon, the largest music streaming platform in South Korea, will now be incorporated into the U.S. Billboard charts.

Kakao Entertainment Corp., the operator of Melon, said Wednesday the streaming service has signed a contract with Luminate, the data management company of Billboard, to provide music listening chart data to Billboard.

This marks the first instance of a domestic music streaming platform’s chart data being included in the Billboard chart.

Melon’s streaming data will be reflected in three Billboard charts: South Korea Songs, Global 200, and Global Excl. US. These charts are compiled using online streaming and digital sales volume as criteria.

Melon will provide both music streaming and download data.

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