Update: Melon Makes Major Changes To Chart System
Updated July 6 KST:
On July 6 KST, Melon officially made its planned changes to the realtime chart.
The chart is now calculated based on streaming (40 percent) and downloads (60 percent) from the past 24 hours, rather than the past hour. In addition, the chart no longer shows ranking numbers, graphs, nor the fluctuation of rankings.
So far, the change is reflected on the PC version of Melon as well as on the Android app once it’s updated. A source from Melon told Newsen that they’ll be gradually updating the chart for iOS devices.
In addition to seeing the main chart titled “24Hits,” users are also provided with a chart called “MY 24Hits” that suggests songs based on their personal listening history.
Melon has announced big changes coming to its chart system.
The most major change will be made to the realtime chart. Currently, the realtime top 100 chart updates every hour based on the amount of hourly usage for each song. With the new change, the chart will still update every hour, but the chart will instead be calculated based on the number of unique users over the past 24 hours. The ranking numbers will also not be shown.
Another change will be made for those who use the “play all” feature with the top 100 chart. Previously, the “play all” feature would add the top 100 songs to the user’s playlist in the order that the songs are ranked on the chart, and a “shuffle all” option was recently added in early May. With the upcoming change, the songs will be shuffled by default when using the “play all” feature.
Melon explained that these changes are being made to decrease focus on the competition and allow users to discover a more diverse range of trending music. The music site plans to continue seeking more ideas to improve its system.
The new chart system is expected to go into effect this summer.