How International BOICE can help with CNBLUE Comeback

How International BOICE can help with CNBLUE Comeback.

Some basic Music Show Information (KST = Korean Standard Time)

MBC Show Champion (Wednesday 6:00PM KST)
o 50% Digital chart (sales + stream)
o 20% Physical sales (Hanteo)
o 15% online voting (Melon ID; **see section 3)
o 15% Music industrial professionals

Mnet Countdown (Thursday 6:00PM KST)
o 50% Digital Single Sales (Melon, Soribada, BUGS, Mnet)
o 10% Album sales (Hanteo)
o 5% Global Fan vote (using Mnet ID; **see section 3)
o 20% Age preference
o 10% Live show preference
o 5% Live SMS voting (for top 2 artists only; see section 5)

KBS Music Bank (Friday 6:10PM KST)
o 65% Digital Chart (stream & download: Melon, Soribada, BUGS)
o 5% Album sales (Hanteo)
o 20% Broadcast time (on KBS only)
o 10% Viewer favorite

MBC Show! Music Core (Saturday 4:00PM KST)
o 70%  Physical and Digital Sales
o 10% Music video views (Melon, BUGS, Mnet, ?YouTube?)
o 10% Committee vote
o 10% Live SMS voting (1st place nominees only; see section 5)

SBS Inkigayo (Sunday 3:40PM KST)
o 60% Digital Sales (Gaon digital chart)
o 35% SNS points (Gaon Social chart; see section 4)
o 5% Advance Viewer Vote (Using M&TV Talk; see section 3)
o 10% Live SMS vote (for top 3 artists only; see section 5)

1). Buying a physical album
If you plan on buying a physical album, please make sure it will count towards to the Hanteo /Gaon charts. (Buy from YesAsia, KpopTown, DVDHeaven, Kpopmart, Synnara)
Hanteo chart is the biggest physical album sales chart in South Korea. It is used by the music shows to determine weekly winners. 
Gaon albums chart collects both online (digital) & offline (physical) sales for a yearly sales report. 

2). Digital Sales & Streaming
Contributes large portion of the score on all music show scores. 
Unfortunately, this is an area hard for International BOICE to help as most online music providers do not accept international credit cards.
Music shows either use the Gaon digital singles Chart or the Melon chart. 
NOTE: iTunes purchase does not count toward any digital charts in Korea
Soribada  is a Korean online music sites that international users can purchase digital music and have it count toward the Korean digital charts used on Music Shows. 
o The site is in English. 
o Payment is through PayPal
o Each song is counted only once per account
o Soribada may not be available in every country
o You may also buy songs using Soribada’s new facebook app. You can also gift the song to a friend. The gift will count toward digital charts. Here is the link for more information: 

3). Online Voting
Mnet Countdown (5% of score) (easy)
o Go the Mnet global site ( to create an ID. You can navigate the site using English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese
o Voting starts from Friday 11AM KST to Monday 9AM KST)
o You can vote once a day per account. 
o One IP address will accommodate up to 10 accounts. 
MBC Show Champion (15%)
o Difficult for International BOICE but try if you want.
o Will have to navigate the site in Korean to get Melon ID and vote. 
o Tutorial link: 
SBS Inkigayo (5%)
o Difficult for international BOICE but try if you want. 
o Vote using SBS mobile app: M&TV Talk (엠앤TV톡)
o You may have to change your phone language to Korean. And you may need to change your iTunes store country to Korea. 
o Tutorial link:

4). SNS Points (provided by Gaon Social Chart)
SNS points = 35% of total score on SBS Inkigayo
4 components: YouTube (40%), Twitter (25%), Facebook (15%), Me2day (20%)
YouTube: (Views 70%, Likes 10%, Comments 20%)
o Search for Can’t Stop MV and watch on CNBLUE official YouTube channel
o Don’t forget to like and leave positive comment
o Watch video in full (no pause/no fast forward) with volume >50%
o Refresh or repeat will not count toward views
o If you want to watch again and have it count, you will need to search for MV again
o You need to delete history after 10 plays and delete cookies every 60 minutes 
o View/Like/Comment on CNBLUE performances when they are uploaded on TV station’s official YouTube channel (KBS, MBC, SBS, Mnet) 
o Retweet all tweets from all CNBLUE official twitter accounts
o Retweet all tweets containing #씨엔블루 #CantStop  #CNBLUE #캔트스톱
o Search for 씨엔블루, CantStop, CNBLUE, 캔트스톱 on twitter
o Keep mentioning 씨엔블루, CNBLUE, Can’t Stop, 캔트스톱 on twitter
o Participate in all Fanbase trending activities

o Use the hashtags #씨엔블루  #CantStop  #CNBLUE  #캔트스톱
o Must set twitter account to public
o Please try to use only one hashtag in a single tweet
o Try not to start or end your tweet with a hashtag 
o Some say to use 2 different hashtags: one for artist name (#씨엔블루 or #CNBLUE) and one for song title #CantStop. And You also NEED to put words in between the 2 hashtags
o Example: “waited so long for #씨엔블루 comeback #CantStop is amazing”
o Twitter will mark it as spam if a tweet contains too many hashtags
o Wait for some time before tweeting with the same hashtag

Facebook: Like, comment, share on all posts on CNBLUE Official facebook 
Gaon Social Chart website
o Watch Can’t Stop MV on Gaon website from start to end
o Share the link on social media

5). Live Voting Information (Hard but try if you can)
- All voting must be done during music show live broadcast
- Votes before or after the voting period will not count
- MUST use Korean Language name 씨엔블루
- 82 is Korea Country Code
- International SMS charges will apply unless you find a free option
- Online: There are many websites that provide free international SMS services
- Mobile: There are also many free international SMS Apps for mobile phones
a) Mnet Countdown (Thursday 6:00PM-7:30PM KST)
- If CNBLUE is in the top 3
- Votes must be during the voting frame that show hosts give to viewers
- Send 씨엔블루  to +822566 or 00822566 

b) MBC Show! Music Core (Saturday 4PM-5PM KST)
- If CNBLUE is a 1st place nominee
- You MUST vote for 2 artists. Vote for any of other artist in top 3
- You must separate the 2 names with a comma but no space (example for CNBLUE and Beast:  씨엔블루,비스트)
- Send 씨엔블루,artist to + 820505 or 00820505 

c) SBS Inkigayo (Sunday 3:40PM – 4:50PM KST)
- If CNBLUE is in top 3
- Send 씨엔블루 to +821245 or 00821245

6). Public Interest
Not sure if this actually counts for anything but it won’t hurt if you want to try
Serach terms: 씨엔블루, CNBLUE, CNBLUE Can’t Stop, 씨엔블루 Can’t Stop
Search on Popular Korean search engines
o Daum, Nate:, Naver:
Keep browser open for few minutes after search

Credit to Emy@Boice
Posted by Shyra@cnbluebeat

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