Genie Music Clarifies Their Own Plans For Realtime Chart After Melon Announces Major Changes

Following Melon’s announcement about big changes being made to its realtime chart, Genie Music has responded to speculation about its own service.

On May 19, Korea’s largest music platform Melon announced that it will be doing a large overhaul of its realtime chart. This will include the chart switching from rankings based on hourly usage per song to a chart calculated based on the number of unique listeners over the past 24 hours, without rankings shown. This follows the recent launch of music platforms including SK Telecom’s FLO and Naver’s Vibe that also operate without a “realtime chart” as a way to prevent chart manipulation.

After the announcement, a news outlet reported its prediction that Genie Music will also be undergoing reform.

On May 20, a source from Genie Music told Xportsnews, “We plan to continue using the realtime chart while maintaining its proper functioning.”

They added, “Through technical upgrades, we’re limiting chart abuse, and we’re currently looking at different ways that we can convey the music listening patterns of users.”

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