There were a number of music streaming platforms in South Korea that have been receiving much love from music listeners in the country.
Platforms such as Melon Music, Genie Music, FLO, Naver Vibe, Bugs Music, and Kakao Music have been the go-to streaming platforms for South Koreans. But with the introduction of other music streaming platforms such as Spotify and YouTube Music, more Korean listeners have been shifting away from these Korean music streaming sites.
In fact, as of October of this year, YouTube Music has risen as the most popular music streaming platform amongst Android users in South Korea.
The survey was conducted by Wise App·Retail·Goods, an app/retail analysis service, with a sample of Android smartphone users over the age of 10 in Korea. In the month of October 2022, the most used music streaming app on Android by Koreans was ‘YouTube Music,’ which was found to be used by 4.59 million people.
After that, Melon Music had 4.54 million users, followed by Genie Music with 2.32 million, Flo with 1.49 million, Naver Vibe with 1.06 million, Spotify with 540,000, Kakao Music with 360,000, and Bugs Music with 320,000.
In particular, the music streaming app with the largest increase in the number of users compared to the same month last year was YouTube Music, which increased by 1.11 million from 3.48 million in October last year to 4.59 million in October this year.
After that, Naver Vibe increased by 230,000 from 830,000 in October of last year to 1.06 million in October of this year, and Spotify increased by 50,000 from 490,000 in October of last year to 540,000 in October of this year.
On the other hand, Melon was the music streaming app with the largest decrease in the number of users compared to the same month last year, with a decrease of 520,000 from 5.06 million in October last year to 4.54 million in October this year. Since then, Genie Music has decreased by 340,000, Flo by 340,000, Kakao Music by 200,000, and Bugs by 20,000 users.
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So YouTube Music Kpop awards in 2023/2024?
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I can already imagine the riggery by certain fandoms if this gets an award show 🤡
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