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[#W_FANCAMS] 2018 WINNER’s Performance Fancams Playlist

  • 180426 Gyeonggido Sports Festival in Yangpyeong

 

  • 180430 Korea University Festival Fancams

 

  • 180503 Seoul University Festival Fancams

 

  • 180508 Wongkwang University Festival Fancams

 

  • 180509 Kyunghee University Festival

 

  • 180516 Kongkuk University Festival Fancams

  • 180517 Kangnam University Festival Fancams

 

  • 180518 Sungkyukwan University Festival Fancams

  • 180529 Daejin University Festival Fancams

  • 180530 Hannam University Festival Fancams

  • 180531 Halla University Festival Fancams

  • 180602 Chevrolet Walking Festival

[#W_TRANSLATE] 180418 WINNER on Ji Sukjin’s 2 o’clock date’

“#1 in income is Song Mino”, on ‘ 2 o’clock date Ji Sukjin’; WINNER is honest, makes them more likeable.

On the radio broadcast on MBC FM4U on the 18th ‘ 2 o’clock date Ji Sukjin’ WINNER appeared as a guest. On the day, because Song Mino had other schedules, so he couldn’t attend.

On the day, WINNER explained their new song EVERYDAY that is a ‘spring and summer feel hip hop song’. They also explained why the alphabet A is replaced by 4 in their album title ‘EVERYD4Y’. “Last 4/4 we received a lot of love for RR, so it seemed like the number 4 is bringing good luck, so we incorporated it”.

Ji Sukjin said, “My wife really likes RR, but because I find it hard to pronounce so I can’t do it, it’s a shame”.

Kang Seungyoon said “if you say ‘weill lei weill lei’ it’s easy”. Ji Sukjin followed and said, “Now I can do it” which brought laughter.

On the day, WINNER travelled on Eun Jiwon’s car. WINNER said, “we thought that we should work harder. Jiwon hyung’s car is really nice”. They added, “Our car is the standard, but Jiwon hyung could decorate his own car after buying it. His car is business class. and ours is economy”.

Jinwoo confessed that he becomes another person when he drinks alcohol “I talk a lot and move around a lot”. Lee Seunghoon said,”He drinks with Yang CEO. Jinwoo hyung is Yang CEO’s buddy. There are even photos for evidence.” He added, “I would like to think the people that could be Yang CEO’s buddy is at GD hyung and Taeyang hyung’s level” bringing laughter.

Kang Seungyoon was asked if he was a music genius, he said, “I don’t think I am”. The members said “he is really the hard working type. He writes a lot of songs, only a few songs get revealed out of a 100” complimenting him.

Kang Seungyoon was asked about royalties “It’s at the level where I can maintain my daily life. I think it’s at the point where in a year I can buy a car. Because I don’t have a car, I don’t know the exact prices”.

It was also revealed that Song Mino is the member that earns the most. Lee Seunghoon said “He’s number one in income, but he never really buys us meals” which brought laughter. Kang Seungyoon is the member that buys the most.

Kang Seungyoon said “Song Mino doesn’t buy meals and cars but saves up for bigger presents. A few days ago, he bought a tablet PC”

Credit: @escpaelaska

[#W_NEWS] 180417 WINNER’s Interview with Sports Korea

The year 2017 was precious for group WINNER. They released their single album FATE NUMBER FOR after 1 year and 2 months long hiatus and they swept up wins in music charts and music shows. Although they had reformed themselves as a 4-membered group, the comeback brought them rewarding outcomes after a long hiatus.

Now, they’re back with their second full album EVERYD4Y. WINNER’s last full album was in 2014. As much as it took them 4 years to release a second full album, Kang Seungyoon, Lee Seunghoon, Kim Jinwoo, and Song Mino are confident with all 12 songs.

Kang Seungyoon, “When we were preparing this album, we worried a lot. We mulled over what kind of WINNER we wanted to show to the public since this album displays our identity. The conclusion we came to was that the album should have messages that many people can relate to. The messages of each song are all different but we all have the goal of giving hope and comforting people who listen to our music.”

Song Mino, “Since it’s a full album, there were many different concepts we could try. Since we’re greedy, one of the things we worked hard to achieve was to touch the heart of the listener. There are songs that leave a mark in life and you listen to it no matter how much time passes. They’re different from songs that you listen for a few times and never look for it again. We wanted to make songs that would leave a lasting mark on listeners and also contain our unique color.”

Among the 12 songs that all the members played a part in producing, EVERYDAY is their title track. This song is about a fresh love that is like a flower that has just blossomed. Kang Seungyoon, Lee Seunghoon, and Song Mino worked together to create this song. With its release, EVERYDAY swept up #1 on numerous music charts and further proved WINNER’s value.

Kang Seungyoon, “I don’t think it’s groundbreaking to make self-composed music. Almost all groups promote with self-produced music now and they’re talented at it. We don’t think we’re radically different from other groups but our strength would be that our unique color shows itself naturally in our music. We released four songs last year and [three of them] were cheerful and energetic songs. We want to give many people the feeling of becoming youthful.”

Lee Seunghoon, “I think WINNER’s music has an energy that makes the listener feel good. Each group has their own distinct characteristics and those characteristics are their strengths. There used to be a stereotype that YG groups get swept away by their own coolness and overflow with swag. I think you can say that WINNER is an energetic boy group. I think our bright and cheerful energy make people happy.”

Among the four of them, it was the first time for Lee Seunghoon to have his self-composed songs be included in the album. He participated in all 12 songs but he has special affection for ’SPECIAL NIGHT’, a disco song about enjoying a fancy evening, and ‘RAINING’, an emotionally sensitive song where one feels the absence of a significant other because of a rainy day.

Lee Seunghoon, “I made ‘RAINING’ because I love rainy days. I made ‘SPECIAL NIGHT’ because I enjoy listening to disco funk and I wondered what it would be like to make a song of that genre with WINNER’s style and color. I took part in producing [for the first time] and I’m shy to say this but I think it was meaningful since I was able to show my potential in producing in this way.”

Kang Seungyoon, “Director Yang Hyunsuk directly praised Seunghoon-hyung for his songs. He said that if we didn’t have any songs to show him until the weekend, we would have to release a mini album so we stayed up all night for a week straight and had him listen to 2 to 3 new songs all at once (that week). He praised us for each of us having a distinct composing style since that’s what makes listening to the album enjoyable.”

The most eye-catching member of this “self-produced idol group” WINNER is none other than the eldest, Kim Jinwoo. In an interview last year, he revealed his personal thoughts, “I want to raise my discretion and release a solo song or anything [that showcases my abilities].” While talking about how he didn’t compose any songs on this recently released album, he stated that he was in the middle of preparing his solo song. It seems that this song has a different color from WINNER’s Kim Jinwoo.

Kim Jinwoo, “Many people ask me about composing and writing my own lyrics but I don’t have the confidence to do well. I think I haven’t prepared myself enough for that yet. I’m constantly working on it. I think that if I work hard, it’ll be possible. Director Yang Hyunsuk also agreed with me. Right now I’m working on my solo song. WINNER songs need to be good and sophisticated so I want the members to keep making our group songs.”

Kang Seungyoon, “Right now, Director Yang Hyunsuk is overlooking the production of Jinwoo-hyung’s solo song. We all thought it would be nice for Jinwoo-hyung to release a solo song so the workings are in progress. We don’t know yet if it’ll be a solo album or a side track on our group album. We haven’t listened to it either so we’re curious too. Jinwoo-hyung should promise that he’ll work hard to release it as soon as possible (laughs).”

From releasing their album to preparing for solo songs, WINNER’s versatility makes them a busy group. Recently, they are in the middle of preparing a concert tour to meet with their fans in Asia. Within their busy schedule, it wouldn’t be surprising if they faint from exhaustion but they are as energized as ever. When asked about the secret behind their energy, they replied, “It’s because of our good teamwork.”

Kang Seungyoon, “During our last 4 years of promoting, there were incidents and hardships. It wasn’t obvious to the public but during hiatuses, we started taking the time to talk to each other more often. From last year, we started making really happy memories and we keep wanting to make happy memories. I think this kind of conversation help us maintain good teamwork.”

Song Mino, “I think the main reason we have good teamwork is thanks to Jinwoo-hyung and Seunghoon-hyung. When there is an absence of conversation within a group of people, things build up and then explode uncontrollably in the end. We tend to share our thoughts right away. Whether it’s Jinwoo-hyung, Seunghoon-hyung, or Seungyoon, we always listen to each other’s stances and talk it out to resolve it no matter what.”

Source: Sports Korea

Translate by: @chrissy96_

MelOn Streaming

MelOn Streaming

MelOn is one of the largest streaming site in the Korea. So it is top priority for streaming music platform. Here is the FAQ and How To Streaming in MelOn

MelOn Passes

MelOn Passes is required to streaming and download the music. Only K-IC (or Korean people) can buy the passes

MelOn Streaming Playlist

MelOn streaming list is released by K-IC (@winner_strm). It is recommended to Inner Circle to follow the music list in order to increase the chart.

The most updated version of the streamteam's playlist can be checked in @winner_strm twitter.

Things you need to know about MelOn

FAQ and guide for MelOn streaming

Do you have to stream in last 20 minutes of each hour?

No, it does not matter as long as you stream the full song within the hour.

Can you stream on multiple devices with 1 ID at the same time?

No, you can only stream on one device at a time!

Does streaming on PC count just like on a mobile device?

Of course! Any streaming on any type of device gets counted!

Can you stream multiple IDs on one device by repeating logging in and out?

Yes, you can. As long as you stream the whole song!

Do we need to follow the playlist when it only counts once per hour per ID on charts?

Yes, because Gaon counts multiple times!

Do I need to delete history and cache when streaming?

No, you absolutely don’t need to! But you have to for MV streaming!

Do I need the most recent version of the app?

No, as long as you don’t get the following message on your app, you’re good!

If you get this message, please update right now!

Does streaming on mute count?

Your streaming will count whether it’s on mute or on any volume!

5 Minutes Chart CS Realtime Chart

Streaming during the last 10mins based on 5 min charts DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and will just waste 50 mins that you could use to stream for gaon, BECAUSE REALTIME/HOURLY CHART COUNTS ONLY ONCE PER ID PER HOUR whereas 5 minutes chart counts once per ID per 5 mins.

 

Locked MelOn Accounts

Linking Melon to Kakotalk ISN’T the 100% cure for account lock

1.Melon account made using kkt is already linked to kkt, but gets locked

2.Even KR No. verified+kkt linked accounts get locked&unable for login via kkt, only to be unlocked by mobile verification So please still be careful

3. If you were locked and tried to unlock,but got no email w/ the code, then this might be why:

Melon allows password reset to regular accounts only, but it’s the way to unlock an account! So, CONVERT a KKT ACCOUNT to a REGULAR ACCOUNT linked to KKT.

How much more is a download valued over a stream on the charts? and which is better?

Why is my Melon "DNA" page or "Familiarity with Liked Artist" not updating how many times I streamed album #EVERYD4Y ?

The pages are updated around 5pm KST everyday and new songs can take up to 30-48 hours for the stream count to be visible on those pages

How Your Melon Play Screen and Playlist Should Look Like?

What is AAC+ that show up on the melon play screen and should I be worried about it?

Nope, it does not matter whether you see it or not!

The Bell Icon

That BELL you see on Melon Play Screen is just FOR NOTIFICATION of new release from the artist and has ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER ON STREAMS, there’s no need to overly worry. If you are logged in and it plays without any errors, your streams are being counted.

Streams Count System

EVERY STREAM COUNTS REGARDLESS of whether your Melon account has been VERIFIED with a KOREAN ID OR NOT if it is properly playing without pause!

Streams Count System

MelOn does count streams from Non-verified accounts as the payment for the passes have been made and it cant discount the fact that the passes have already been paid for
AS LONG AS YOU SEE STREAMS REFLECTED on the ARTIST or DNA PAGE, YOUR STREAMS DO COUNT

All FAQs, guide, and tutorial are credit to: @winner_strm, @maran1025, @votingcircle

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