MelOn is one of the largest and most influential online music store of South Korea. Digital sales (downloads and streams) contribute a big chunk to most music shows’ ranking and point system and so it would be very helpful to purchase and stream BLACKPINK’s songs from MelOn or other Korean online music store. This post will guide you on how to download and stream songs on MelOn. If you don’t have a MelOn account yet, you can check this post.
Please note that international fans can only purchase a MelOn pass/package through iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod, otherwise, a Korean phone number or iPin is needed. A MelOn pass depending on your chosen package allows you to download as well as stream songs in full. You can still stream songs without the MelOn pass, however, the song will be cut short after a minute and your stream won’t count on the chart.
As of December 2017: If you use MelOn app on iPhone or Android, do not update to MelOn version 4.3.1. The latest version will not allow foreigners to purchase a subscription via Apple Service anymore, you MUST have i-PIN or Korean phone number. (Source)
MelOn App is only available in Korea Apple Store so you need to change your country/region in your iTunes/Apple Store settings. Updating the app as well as purchasing a MelOn pass also requires your device to be set in Korean Apple Store. Kindly see the instructions below.
1. Change your country/region to South Korea (대한민국)
2. Download and Install MelOn App onto your iOS device
3. Open MelOn App and Log In
4. Purchase a MelOn Pass/Package for Downloading and Streaming
5. How to Download And/Or Stream on MelOn
Change your country/region to South Korea (대한민국)
Enter your account details
You’ve now successfully changed your country to Korea.
To directly take you to MelOn’s app page, kindly click HERE. Make sure you’ve changed your country settings to Korea while going to the link because it won’t show on your own country Apple store.
A/N: From here onward, tutorial screencaps/graphics will look different from your newly downloaded app since MelOn has updated its user interface since around early 2017. However, most icons and its functions work the same so you can still use this tutorial.
Download and Install MelOn App onto your iOS device
Open MelOn App and Log In
Purchase a MelOn Pass/Package for Downloading and Streaming
A dialog box will pop out to confirm your purchase. Click “Buy” to proceed. You might also enter your Apple ID’s password along the way. If you haven’t updated your billing information yet, please do so while in this stage.
You now have successfully purchased a MelOn pass!
To check your purchase, you can go to your profile. See below.
How to Download And/Or Stream on MelOn
If you’ve tapped the “Download” button, the page below will appear. It contains the download quota (remaining songs to be downloaded/total number of songs corresponding to the MelOn pass you purchased). Then, tap on “선택 곡 다운로드” to download.
If its your first time to download, the pages below will appear. Kindly follow the instructions on the screencaps.
To check songs that you have downloaded, tap on “마이뮤직” (My Music)
You have successfully downloaded a song!
To stream, see instructions below.
Tap the “Play/Listen” button to stream.
You can stream from your downloaded songs list too.
You can also choose to listen following the steps below, however, this won’t actually count to MelOn’s streaming chart and would just mean you are playing it offline.
Again,make sure that you are playing it properly to count on the streaming chart, otherwise, you are just merely listening to it offline.
Tutorial by Jaybee of YGDreamers
-PLEASE TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDITS-