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Sell Your Music on Melon

Let's take a look at how to sell your music on Melon as an artist, from key facts about the platform to technical requirements you should be aware of.

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Sell Your Music on Melon

Sell and share your single, EP, and album with iMusician on all streaming and download shops all over the world! The most important music streaming service available in South Korea, Melon is owned by Kakao M. and debuted in 2004.
The rankings on Melon affect promoters and the Korean music industry.

Key Facts About Melon

With over 5.6 millions users, MelOn has more than 30 millions tracks in its library, the vast majority of which is Korean music. Users can stream and download music through desktops and mobile phones.

Every year, Kakao M organizes its Melon Music Awards, a major music awards show for the Korean audience. Broadcast on TV, it often includes live performances from popular artists like Red Velvet, BTS or Chungha winning prizes like “Best Song of the Year”, “Best Album of the Year” or “Stage of the Year”.

And Now, How to I Put and Distribute Mu Music on Melon?

As an independent artist or band, you can’t distribute directly to shops like MelOn, Naver Music, AWA, KKBox, Spotify, or Amazon. Rather, to get your music on MelOn and other online music streaming platforms and download shops, you need to contact a digital music distributor, like iMusician, and submit your tracks. We act as the broker between artists or independent record labels and online shops and streaming platforms. We make sure that the releases are properly delivered to the shops of your choice (MelOn, KKBox, AWA, Deezer, Apple Music, etc.). We also guarantee that your music will be distributed with the correct metadata to those shops.

With iMusician, we save you the boring part of the job and distribute your music to the widest range of streaming and download services worldwide.

How to Get Started?

Now, how does it work? It’s very simple. All you have to do is create an account with iMusician for free and upload your music in our dashboard. We take care of the rest. No catch or hidden costs. There’s no startup fee, no yearly fee, and you can cancel at any time.

To put your music on MelOn, you’ll need to submit your audio files (WAV format), your artwork cover, and your metadata. You can upload them in our app, and we’ll distribute your release within two weeks to digital music shops and streaming services. You don’t need to create an MelOn artist’s profile.

  • Create your account below.
  • Upload your album, single, or EP.
  • We do the boring work of getting it on MelOn.
  • You start making money!

How to Get Your Music on Melon

Follow these 5 steps to get your music out on Melon:

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Create your release and select "Melon" in the shop selection

Upload your files with iMusician

Be sure to upload your music files in WAV format, and your artwork with the dimensions 3000 x 3000 pixels.

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Be sure to include the first and last names of all contributors.

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Our QA team will contact you directly if anything needs to be corrected.


How Can We Help You?

Melon is South Korea's largest music subscription service, with over 28 million users. Melon is the most popular music streaming service in South Korea and is only available there.

Melon is South Korea's Spotify with over 28 million users.

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