[GUIDE] Music Show Criteria/Physical Sales/Digital Sales+Streaming/Online Voting/Live SMS Voting/SNS Points

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Music Show Criteria

M! Countdown

  • 50% Digital Single sales (Melon, Soribada, Bugs, etc)
  • 10% Album Sales (Hanteo, Synnara, Hot tracks, etc)
  • 10% Social Media Score (Youtube + Twitter)
  • 10% Rating (Fan voting + Age Preference)
  • 10% Broadcast Score
  • 10% Live Voting

Music Bank

  • 65% Digital Sales (Melon, Soribada, Bugs, etc)
  • 20% Broadcast Points (Frequency of appearances on KBS TV and Radio shows, song plays)
  • 10% Voting (requires KSSN, international fans cannot vote)
  • 5% Physical Sales (Hanteo, Synnara, Hot tracks, etc)

Show! Music Core

  • 70% Physical + Digital Sales (Hanteo, Synnara, Hot tracks, etc) + (Melon, Soribada, Bugs, etc)
  • 10% Music Video Views (must be from official channel)
  • 10% Pre-Voting (voting through MBC’s website, voted by a committee of 2000 people)
  • 10% Live Voting (top 3 nominees eligible only)


  • 60% Digital Sales
  • 35% SNS Score (Youtube + Twitter, uses Gaon’s Social Chart Rankings)
  • 5% Pre-Voting (voting through mobile app ‘엠앤TV톡’)
  • 10% Live Voting (only top 3 artists are eligible)


Physical Sales

There are two major charts that monitor physical album sales in Korea: Hanteo and Gaon.

Hanteo chart counts daily, weekly, and monthly sales. Hanteo chart is used to count towards music show charts. A lot of stores send their sale counts to Hanteo to record, but not all do.

Gaon chart counts weekly, monthly and yearly physical and digital sales. Along with Hanteo, the Gaon chart is crucial for end-year award shows.

Sales from the following online stores count towards Hanteo and Gaon:


Leesmusic | Applemusic | Synnara | Dvdheaven | YesAsia Kpoptown | Kpopmart



Digital Sales/Downloads + Streaming

Downloads/streams from the following sites contribute toward digital sales:

MelOn | Bugs | Mnet | Soribada | Olleh | Monkey3 | Cyworld | Genie

Downloading is when you buy a song and save it to your personal device (ex. iPod). It is similar to purchasing a song on iTunes.

Streaming is when you play a song through a respective site’s player or mobile application. This is similar to Spotify. Downloading the song and playing it through iTunes/Winamp/etc is not streaming.

MelOn is Korea’s largest digital music store. It dominates over 50% of the digital market. MelOn’s chart is heavily dependent on streaming. Unless you pay, you will only be able to stream 1 minute previews. We are unsure whether or not looping these 1 minute previews count towards streaming but it’s worth a try, right?

A guide on how to stream songs from MelOn can be found here.


Online Voting

Click here to vote on M! Countdown. Use your Mnet, Twitter, and Facebook account for 3 votes. Making an Mnet account is easy as the site is available in English. You can also vote on Mnet’s Korean website. One vote per account. This counts for 5% of M! Countdown’s criteria.

Music Bank requires KSSN. Foreigners cannot vote.

Voting on Show! Music Core is done by registering an MBC ID and applying to become a part of a special 2000 viewer committee. This counts for 10% of Show! Music Core’s criteria. Click here for a guide on how to apply to the committee.

Voting on Inkigayo is done by using the ‘엠앤TV톡’ mobile application. For Apple users, click here to download. Android users, click here. This counts for 5% of Inkigayo’s criteria.  A guide on how to vote using the ’엠앤TV톡’ app can be found here.


Live SMS Voting

Real-time voting is done when the music show is live. An MC will signal when fans can start voting. One vote per mobile number. Charges may apply. It is best to text from a phone but you may also try smsrr or e-freesms (however, your vote may not be accepted). Your message must contain the group’s name in Korean: 엠블랙

M! Countdown 

  • Vote for MBLAQ if they are in the top 3.
  • Text 엠블랙 to +822566 or 00822566 (2566 if you are residing in Korea)
  • This is worth 10% of M! Countdown’s criteria..

Show! Music Core

  • Vote for MBLAQ if they are in the top 3.
  • Text 엠블랙 to +820505 or 00820505 (0505 if you are residing in Korea)
  • Music Core REQUIRES you to vote for two nominees. For example, if TVXQ! and 2NE1 are nominated along with MBLAQ, you must vote for one of them along with MBLAQ. I would send “엠블랙,동방신기”, which means I’d be voting for MBLAQ and TVXQ.
  • This is worth 10% of Show! Music Core’s criteria.


  • Vote for MBLAQ if they are in the top 3.
  • Text 엠블랙 to +821245 or 00821245 (1245 if you are residing in Korea)
  • This is worth 10% of Inkigayo’s criteria.


SNS Points

SNS points are worth 10% of M! Countdown’s criteria and a whopping 35% of Inkigayo’s criteria. SNS points are mainly gathered through:

  • Streaming MBLAQ music video from JTune Camp’s Official Youtube Page
  • Stream performances uploaded on broadcast’s official channels: SBS | MBC | MNet
  • Like, favorite, and comment on the MV/live performances
  • Make sure to play the videos in full
  • Tweet with the following hashtags on Twitter: (hashtag that will be used for the Comeblaq) (+ a random message). It is recommended to use a maximum of 2 hashtags in a tweet or your tweet may be marked as spam. Make sure your account is a public account for tweets to count.
  • Search MBLAQ on NateNaver, and Daum

Spread this guide on forums, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Please give credit.


*I’ll update this before the Comeblaq begins~

[OTHER] For those who haven’t downloaded Thunder’s ‘Gone’ song

For those who haven’t downloaded or can’t download Thunder’s song from Korean Music Shops,

iTunes has Thunder’s new Digital Single ‘Gone’

You don’t need to be an apple user to have the song. All you need is to have iTunes installed in your laptops/desktop if you are using a Windows OS.

Note: Mac Users have iTunes installed in the OS already.

You just need to have an apple account in order to buy the song. Credit/Debit/Paypal are accepted in iTunes ^^,

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Download it here :)


*If anyone who isn’t REALLY able to purchase the song and you want a quality wise copy kindly send a message to me (@pshysh0716) and I’ll do my best to help. :D

Cheondung’s Digital Single Release Trending Event :)

Good day dear A+ & fellow Soonjas! We all know that our Thunder is going to release his new Single titled ‘없어’/‘Gone’ 12 hours from now at Korean Standard Time (KST).

So in order to show our precious Visual Maknae Thunder our appreciation on his hard work for his new song, we’ll have a trending event at EXACTLY 12noon KST, where his new song will be released.

We will be using hashtag #CheondungEobseo for his new Song ‘Gone‘.

In order for it not to count as spam lets always have a word/phrase attached with #CheondungEobseo tag. And please don’t use the tag not until its 12noon KST. :)

Everyone is welcome to join and trend with us and show how much we love and appreciate Thunder’s hard work and his love for us fans. We hope everybody can help and join us with this event. ^^,



[INFO+TUTORIAL]: How To Join MBLAQ’s Official Cafe and Daum as a Foreigner

Got this straight from MBLAQ’s daum cafe ^^ Please post if you guys have questions or comments and I’ll try to help as much as I can ^o^ THIS IS A FAN CAFE! Being a member doesn’t mean you will be official A+, daum fancafe is the official FANCAFE that JTUNE shares official things with the fans ^^; Like membership fees and all that. Hopefully that makes sense, if it doesn’t please make a comment and I’ll try to clear it some more ^^


This is J.Tune Camp.

For more convenient usage of official cafe of MBLAQ for foreign fans,

We will provide you with directions to join usage of Daum


How to join Daum

1. Click the ‘join‘ button under the login section!

2. Select method of verification (e-mail, mobile, phone or ladline phone)

3. Agree the Standard User Agreement.

4. Enter e-mail address

- entered e-mail will be used as “e-mail ID” and verification mail will be sent to that address.

Please verify within 12 hours.

What is e-mail id?

① It is the ID that can be used to login, find password and etc. like the regular Daum ID.

② Only mails from other services (Naver, Nate, Google, etc.) can be used and Daum e-mail addresses

(@daum.net, @hanmail.net) cannot be used

③ You can only join once with one e-mail account.

5. Access Official MBLAQ cafe

- Please type cafe.daum.net/Mblaq and enter

6. Join the cafe

JTUNE didn’t go further than I thought but to ACTUALLY JOIN THE FANCAFE, follow below:

7. Click ‘카페 가입하기‘ which means ‘JOIN CAFE‘ and you should be done.


Source: JTUNE + cap by kamepichan@OhThunder

[NOTICE] Calling for fanart for the OhThunder messagebook project

Our message book is in need of designs and we’d love to add in your original sketches/drawings!

What to do?

Step 1. Get your pencil and an 8.5in by 11in white paper ready and draw! It may be a drawing of Thunder, his pet Dadoong, his noona Dara or his family, MBLAQ members or fans showing their support. You can also color it in if you want, just make sure that you have clearly outlined your drawing (darkened and thickened the lines).

Step 2. Scan it! Make sure that your drawing is clear when viewed on the computer screen (the lines are not too thin or light) and to set the picture at a high resolution so the picture won’t get printed out in low quality.

Step 3. Send it to us at ohthunder@gmail.com and wait for our confirmation that we have received it. Don’t forget to add in your name, age and location!

Deadline of submission is until Thursday (March 28). 

I’m sure Doongie would love to see and would definitely appreciate any drawing that you poured your heart and all your love onto making <3

Hope to see your lovely works in the message book! :)

{CLOSED}[NOTICE] Send your messages to Thunder and MBLAQ for MBLAQ First Contact in the Philippines!

Hello everyone~ This is rather sudden but if you’re interested in leaving messages to Thunder and MBLAQ, please leave a comment below! MBLAQ will be coming to the Philippines next Sunday, March 31st and MBLAQPH is able to give them boxes of gifts and messages!

Message Project: Once we get all the messages, I will make them into messagebook like design and we will print them out and it will be added to the gift box that MBLAQPH will send for the concert.


 (You can leave your messages on the comments below OR email us @ohthunder@gmail.com)

100-word limit (not including the information below)






Please remember to abide by these guidelines when writing your message:

  • No cursing.
  • English or Korean is preferred, but please do not use Google Translator – we will know. We will accept other languages, as long as you translate them into one of the two languages listed above.
  • Shipping couple pairs must be kept at a minimum.
  • Messages should be 100 words maximum!  Make your messages meaningful, and make the 100 words count so that Thunder and MBLAQ will know how much you love them!


You can send your WESTERN UNION donations to this following details:

Name: Kristine Danielle Ramirez
Address: Barangay 24, 89 West RR Station, Batangas City, Philippines.
Contact number (mobile) – 09213174129

After sending your donations please send us the following:

Contact number:
Address (including the country):
Amount sent: 
Money transfer control number :

You may tweet or DM me @sachico28 Or email me at sachico_anime4ever_kriloji@yahoo.com


Send your money to thundersound0710@gmail.com

For more questions, please leave a comment below or email us at ohthunder@gmail.com. Once again, you can leave your messages below at the comments section or email us at ohthunder@gmail.com