[TUTORIAL] How to create MelOn account + purchase credits + more

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How to create Melon account
Via Email

Note: MelOn no longer supports creating accounts via email and requires a Korean phone number.

Via Kakao

Note: Creating an account is similar across all platforms. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will be providing instructions using a mobile browser. Steps will match for the most part.

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  • Click on “로그인하세요”.

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  • Click on “카카오계정 로그인”.

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  • Enter in username and password and then click “Log in”. Note: If you do not have Kakao, you can create one at this point.

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  • Click “Agree”.

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  • Click on “전체동의” and then “가입완료”.

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  • To make a MelOn ID. click on “멜론 아이디 등록” at the bottom. If you do not want to create a MelOn ID at this point, then click on “확인” to finish registration with Kakao.

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  • Enter in desired MelOn ID and click “중복학인” to verify it is not in use. Then enter in desired password and the click “멜론 아이디 등록”. Note: MelOn ID and password are case sensitive. You will need to remember this in the event you forget your account information.

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  • A pop up might appear to confirm your information. Click “확인”.
  • Now you can login with MelOn ID! Note: It is recommended international fans do not post any comments in MelOn.
How to log in
Via Mobile
  • Go to melon.com.
  • Select ≡ (triple bar).
  • Click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner.
  • Enter your MelOn account information and select “로그인”.
Via App

[Android] If you do not have the app, download apk here.

[iOS] Change app store by following this tutorial and then download the app here.

  • Select ≡ (triple bar) and then click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner.
  • Select “로그인하세요”.
  • Enter your MelOn account information and select “로그인”. Click “취소” to any pop ups.
  • Note: If you are still logging in with your Kakao email, please make an MelOn account at this time.

  • Select “회원등급 일반”.
  • Select “멜론 아이디 등록”.
  • Enter in desired MelOn ID and click “중복학인” to verify it is not in use. Then enter in desired password and the click “확인” to confirm.
How to buy MelOn Pass

Note: You can buy a streaming pass (unlimited streaming + no download credits) or a combo pass (unlimited streaming + 30, 50 or 100 download credits).
Note: You will have 30 days from day of purchase to use it. Any unused credits will be forfeited after the end date.

Via Android App

Note: MelOn credits can not be purchased on Android devices. SJWorld staff has been making purchases for fellow ELF since 2014 and can make the purchase on your behalf.

Via iOS
  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
  • Follow the steps in the following pictures:

How to win a MelOn Pass

Note: If you can not afford to buy a pass, you can try to win a pass. You could win a streaming 스트리밍 pass (stream any song 30 times + no download credits) or a download 다운로드 pass (no streaming + 30 download credits).
Note: You can participate in the event only once per account. Any additional attempts will result in an error.

More Information

Past Event:Lipton X MelOn(2017/AUG/31 to 2017/SEPT/30)
Tap this if playing on mobile browser.
For this event, scroll down and select between two options. Proceed to the next step and choose again and then submit for a chance to win a pass. If you win, do not activate the pass until it is closer to their comeback.

  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
    • [PC] Click on the event link mentioned by us or other fansites.
    • [Android] Select ≡ (triple bar) then click on 🎉 icon (이벤트). Look and select the sponsored MelOn event. (MelOn x Sponsor)
  • These events provide you a chance to win a “꽝” or a code or some other random prize.
    • If you receive a “꽝”, sorry sorry, better luck next time! Try on another account.
    • If you receive a code, click “복사” to copy the code. Note: Take a screen shot to ensure you have the code.
      • If you want to add the code on your account, click “쿠폰등록” then click “확인”.
      • If you want to add the code on another account, click “획인”.
How to add MelOn Pass code
Via Browser
  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
    • [PC] Click here. Enter your code and then click “쿠폰등록”.
    • [Mobile] Click here. Enter your code and then click “등록하기”.
Via Android App
  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
  • Select ≡ (triple bar) and then click on “이용권구매”.

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  • Click “쿠폰”.

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  • Enter your code and then click “등록하기”.

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How to view and activate MelOn Pass code

Note: You will have 30 days from day of activation to use it. Any unused credits will be forfeited after the end date.

Via Browser
  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
  • To view your coupons:
    • [PC] Click here.
    • [Mobile] Click here.
  • Click on “사용하기” to activate a code.
Via Android App
  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
  • Select ≡ (triple bar) and then click on “이용권구매”.
  • Click “쿠폰”.
  • Click “쿠폰함”.
  • Click on “쿠폰함으로 이동” then click “사용하기” to activate a code.
How to stream online

Note: You need a MelOn pass to stream. If you are listening to each song for one minute, you do not have a pass.
Note: Some have said it is best to stream in the last quarter of each hour, others have said second half of the hour.
Note: If you have a free streaming pass, then ensure you play a song ONLY once in one hour. Playing a song more than once in the hour will waste your pass.
Note: Some have said when streaming, do not hit pause, rewind or fast forward and let the playlist play from start to end with no interruptions.

Via App
  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
  • Search for Super Junior and navigate to their album page.
  • Tap on “✔ 전체선택” to select all the songs, and then tap on the “+ sign 담기” at the bottom. Note: Don’t forget to “♥ heart” the album and rank it “5 ★ stars”.

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  • Tap on the first option “재생 목록에 담기” to add the playlist. Then tap on the “▻ play symbol” to start listening. Note: The MelOn app will continuously play the songs even if you use your phone for other things.
  • Tap on the bottom to view the current song playing. Note: Make sure you see a wifi icon on the left of the track. And don’t forget to “♥ heart” each song.

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Via PC
How to download songs

Note: You need a MelOn pass with credits to download.
Note: You can download the album or any songs from the album more than once using the same MelOn account BUT it will only be counted as one download.

Via App
  • Log in with your MelOn ID.
  • Search for Super Junior and navigate to their album page.
  • Select on the song you want or tap on “✔ 전체선택” to select all the songs, and then tap on the “↓ sign 다운” at the bottom.

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  • Select “선택 곡 다운로드” at the bottom, then select “확인” to confirm.
  • Select “신규 등록하기”, then select “확인” to all pop ups.
  • [Android App] Swipe up to see incoming downloads. Note: If you do not see this, try this section again.
  • After you download the songs to your phone, clear your playlist. Note: Even if you download the songs to your phone, listening to them will not count as streaming. Make sure you see a wifi icon on the left of the track.
Via PC
How to clear playlist

Note: Some have said that clearing your playlist every hour after listening to all the songs helps in counting your stream.

Via App
  • Select the “♪ music note” at the bottom left corner.
  • Select “편집”.
  • Select “✔ 전체선택” to select all the songs and then tap the “trash icon 삭제” at the bottom right corner.

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  • Select “확인” to confirm.
How to log out

Note: Some have said to log out of and log back in your MelOn account every midnight KST. Others have said to log out after each hour.

Via Mobile
  • Select ≡ (triple bar).
  • Tap “내정보” under your username.
  • Tap “로그아웃”.
Via App
  • From main screen, select ≡ (triple bar) and then click on the gear symbol in the upper right corner.
  • Select “로그인 관리” next to your MelOn ID.
  • Select “로그아웃” to log out and then “확인” to confirm.
How to reset your MelOn password
Via PC
MelOn FAQs

[TUTORIAL] Downloading and streaming in melOn through your PC

If you’re using your phone to stream, you can find the tutorial here.

→ Using your computer to download

  • Open your melOn player and log in. If you don’t have an account, we have a tutorial on how to make one.
  • Click on the search tab. Make sure the side option says 앨범 on it. If not, click on the drop down arrow and choose 앨범.
  • Search “Yesung” and your screen should be like this. Double click on the first one.
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  • The album page would appear. Select all the songs and click download.
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  • A pop up would appear. Choose in which folder you want it saved and click download.
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  • The next pop up screen may or may not appear but if it does, you can just type in the name of your computer. (Note: I wasn’t sure what it meant. I made one up and it worked fine.)
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  • Your download should start after that. This pop up will appear.
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[CONTEST] Free MelOn Pass for #DEVIL

☆★ How to Join

[Your twitter must be set to public for
the duration of the contest]

  • SJ-World received enough donations for MANY ELF to win a 30-song package melOn pass (worth $10.99 + $0.77 apple fee)
  • You can join the contest only if you already have a melOn account. We will not make the melOn accounts for you.
    • How to get a melOn account: http://bit.ly/Z0tx0n
  • What you have to do to win a free melOn pass:
    • Tweet the melOn tutorial to 20 ELF with the hashtags #SuperJuniorDevil and #SJWfreemelOnpass:
      • How to DL & stream via melOn http://t.co/NzHiMPK6m6
      • 10 tweets to individual ELF
      • 10 tweets to Super Junior fanbases
    • Tweet the SJ-World preorder link to 20 ELF with the hashtags #SuperJuniorDevil and #SJWfreemelOnpass:
      • Preorder #DEVIL with SJ-World http://t.co/yys9hKpnfk
      • 10 tweets to individual ELF
      • 10 tweets to Super Junior fanbases
    • Tweet the melOn project to 20 ELF using the hashtags #SuperJuniorDevil and #SJWfreemelOnpass:
      • [PROJECT] Help ELF who cannot afford a melOn pass to stream #DEVIL when it comes out. https://twitter.com/sjworld/status/618804162504052736
      • 10 tweets to individual ELF
      • 10 tweets to Super Junior fanbases
    • Watch Devil MV Teaser 10 times in an incognito window, take screencaps and tweet the screencaps with the hashtags #SuperJuniorDevil and #SJWfreemelOnpass
    • Watch Devil MV Trailer 10 times in an incognito window, take screencaps and tweet the screencaps with the hashtags #SuperJuniorDevil and #SJWfreemelOnpass
    • Watch Devil MV (full one) 10 times in an incognito window, take screencaps and tweet the screencaps with the hashtags #SuperJuniorDevil and #SJWfreemelOnpass
  • You can tweet each more than 10 times if you want. The more times you tweet everything, the higher your chances of winning.
  • You can RT @sjworld’s tweet about this free melOn pass contest
  • You can tweet from this blog post (scroll down and click twitter)
  • This is a 24-hour event. You must be done with everything by July 15 midnight KST.
☆★ How to win the prizes

You can email SJacrossthe7seas@gmail.com once you are done with all of the above~

Subject: Free melOn pass

Body of email:

1) your melOn id and password

2) direct links to your tweets to 20 ELF about the melOn tutorial

  • 10 tweets to individual ELF
  • 10 tweets to Super Junior fanbases

3) direct links to your tweets to 20 ELF about the preorder of Devil

  • 10 tweets to individual ELF
  • 10 tweets to Super Junior fanbases

4) direct links to your tweets to 20 ELF of the melOn project

  • 10 tweets to individual ELF
  • 10 tweets to Super Junior fanbases

5) direct links to your tweets with Devil MV teaser screencaps

6) direct link to your tweets with Devil MV trailer screencaps

7) direct link to your tweets with Devil MV  screencaps

We will give as many ELF free melOn passes as much as donations allow~ #SJWfreemelOnpass

Stream #IWish via melOn and genie

International ELF can only help with the ranking of #IWish in Korean digital charts via melOn and genie. Streaming in itunes does not help M&D in music shows. Please try to stream via melOn and/or genie to help M&D win in music shows~

[ melOn ]

melOn (www.melOn.com) is the most important digital chart. As you have seen, the boys always post screencaps of their albums from melOn. ALL music shows count melOn’s digital charts. Therefore, we should try to stream via melOn.

  • You have to purchase a melOn package in order to download and stream the full songs of the album in melOn.
    • The cheapest melOn package costs $9.99 + apple fee (about $0.70).
    • The $9.99 package will let you download 30 songs and stream any song on the website or app unlimited times for 30 days.
  • You also need an apple device in order to purchase from melOn.
  • If you don’t have an apple device, SJ-World is helping ELF purchase from melOn.

Tutorial on how to sign up and stream via melOn: http://t.co/NzHiMPK6m6 (includes how SJ-World can help you purchase from melOn)

After signing in, go to the album page: http://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=2313902

  • Stream #IWish (the title track) or all 6 tracks
    • Streaming all 6 tracks would increase the chance of having more than 1 track reach melOn’s top 100
  • Rate the album with 5 stars
  • Like the album by clicking the heart
  • Like each song by clicking the heart of each song
  • You may also like M&D as an artist by clicking the star in the artist page: http://www.melon.com/artist/timeline.htm?artistId=548202

Download the melOn app to stream on your smart phone: http://t.co/RrWVfTlWw8 (safer than playing the songs on your computer)

[ genie ]

If you registered in genie using your facebook or twitter account before March 5, 2015, you can still log in to genie (www.genie.co.kr). Genie currently has a limit of 5 codes (it might change as it used to have a limit of only 3 codes). If you have registered less than 5 genie codes in an account, you can still register more codes. Genie is counted in Inkigayo and Gaon digital charts~

(We are currently finding a way for international ELF who have never registered in genie before to log in and stream in genie.)

After signing in, go to the album page: http://www.genie.co.kr/Detail/f_Album_Info.asp?axnm=80557601

Download the genie app to stream on your smart phone: https://t.co/n7Ha5ttZlf

You do not need to pay in order to stream in genie. You will need a genie code. A genie code will allow you to stream 100 songs. You can use the code to stream the whole album (all 6 tracks) as many times as you can. We encourage everyone to stream all 6 tracks per hour so that we can increase the chance of having more than 1 track hit genie’s top 100 chart.

If you decide to stream only #IWish, stream the song only once every hour: 00 to 59. For example: once at 1:05, once at 2:30, once at 3:10, etc. Even if you stream the song 10 times in an hour, it will only count once.

Where can you find a genie code? Unfortunately, all the genie codes that came from Mamacita until The Beat Goes On Special Edition expired already. The genie codes from the physical M&D album can be used (as of now, we are unsure when the codes expire. We have to wait for the release of the album on April 21). After registering a code, we can use up the 100 credits for 60 days.

If you bought other artists’ albums recently, they might have genie codes inside them too. Check at the back of the card (near the bottom in red font that says 2015년 X월 X일) to see when they expire.

Tutorial on how to log in on genie and use the genie code to stream: http://t.co/wleCKBYIaA (only useful to ELF who made an account before March 5, 2015)

  • If you can log in to genie and you need a genie code, SJ-World will try to accumulate codes from donators. We will announce once we have genie codes to give away.
  • If you would like to donate your unused genie codes from a recent album (released end of March or later), please email SJacrossthe7seas@gmail.com and specify from which albums the genie codes are from.

Stream #TheBeatGoesOn Special Edition in melOn and genie~

International ELF can only help with the ranking of #GrowingPains in Korean digital charts via melOn and genie. Streaming in itunes does not help D&E in music shows. Please try to stream via melOn and/or genie to help D&E win in music shows~

[ melOn ]

melOn (www.melOn.com) is the most important digital chart. As you have seen, the boys posted screencaps of the album in melOn. ALL music shows count melOn’s digital charts. Therefore, we should try to stream via melOn.

  • You have to purchase a melOn package in order to download and stream the full songs of the album in melOn.
    • The cheapest melOn package costs $9.99 + apple fee (about $0.70).
    • The $9.99 package will let you download 30 songs and stream any song for 30 days.
  • You also need an apple device in order to purchase from melOn.
  • If you don’t have an apple device, SJ-World is helping ELF purchase from melOn.

Tutorial on how to sign up and stream via melOn: http://t.co/NzHiMPK6m6 (includes how SJ-World can help you purchase from melOn)

After signing in, go to the album page: http://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=2310375

  • Stream #GrowingPains (the title track) or all 13 tracks
    • Streaming all 13 tracks would increase the chance of having more than 1 track reach melOn’s top 100
  • Rate the album with 5 stars
  • Like the album by clicking the heart
  • Like each song by clicking the heart of each song
  • You may also like D&E as an artist by clicking the star in the artist page: http://www.melon.com/artist/timeline.htm?artistId=838961

Download the melOn app to stream on your smart phone: http://t.co/RrWVfTlWw8 (safer than playing the songs on your computer)

  • You might have to change your phone settings to unblock the app first before you download it.
  • Even if you download the songs to your phone from the melon app, listening to them will not count as streaming if the songs do not have 다운 on the right of the track.
  • After you download the songs to your phone, clear your playlist.
  • Put the songs again in the playlist and make sure you see a wifi icon on the left of the track and 다운 on the right of the track. The correct way of streaming:
[ genie ]

If you registered in genie using your facebook or twitter account before March 5, 2015, you can still log in to genie (www.genie.co.kr) and enter a genie code. Genie is counted in Inkigayo and Gaon digital charts~

(We are currently finding a way for international ELF who have never registered in genie before to log in and stream in genie.)

After signing in, go to the album page: http://www.genie.co.kr/Detail/f_Album_Info.asp?axnm=80543853

  • Like the album by clicking the heart on the top of the page
  • Like the songs by clicking the heart as you listen to each track

Download the genie app to stream on your smart phone: https://t.co/n7Ha5ttZlf

You do not need to pay in order to stream in genie. You will need a genie code. A genie code will allow you to stream 100 songs. You can use the code to stream the whole album (all 13 tracks) as many times as you can. We encourage everyone to stream all 13 tracks so that:

  1. We can use up the codes faster before they expire on March 31, 2015
    • If you use up your code before March 31 and you need more, email SJacrossthe7seas@gmail.com and we have plenty of genie codes to give away~
  2. We can increase the chance of having more than 1 track hit genie’s top 100 chart

If you decide to stream only #GrowingPains, stream the song only once every hour: 00 to 59. For example: once at 1:05, once at 2:30, once at 3:10, etc. Even if you stream the song 10 times in an hour, it will only count once.

Where can you find a genie code? This is Love (some), Rewind, At Gwanghwamun and The Beat Goes On STD version albums have genie codes inside them (the blue square card) and they expire on March 31, 2015. If the codes are registered in genie before March 31, then you can use up the 100 stream for 60 days.

Genie codes from Mamacita albums expired on December 31, 2014. You can still try them in case they might work.

If you bought other artists’ albums recently, they might have genie codes inside them too. Check at the back of the card (near the bottom in red font) to see when they expire. If it says 2015년 03월 31일 (or a later date), then you can still use them.

Even if you have already used 3 genie codes in your account (there was a limit of 3 codes before), you may still use more genie codes. The rules may have changed.

Tutorial on how to log in on genie and use the genie code to stream: http://t.co/wleCKBYIaA (only useful to ELF who made an account before March 5, 2015)

  • If you can log in to genie and you need a genie code, SJ-World has over 100 codes from lovely donators. You can email SJacrossthe7seas@gmail.com and we will give you a code to use.
  • If you would like to donate your unused codes from This is Love, Rewind, At Gwanghwamun or The Beat Goes On STD version albums, please email SJacrossthe7seas@gmail.com and specify from which albums the genie codes are from.

Support #GrowingPains in Digital Charts

International ELF can only help with the ranking of #GrowingPains in Korean digital charts via melOn and genie. Streaming in itunes does not help D&E in music shows. Please try to stream via melOn and/or genie to help D&E win in music shows~

[ melOn ]

melOn (www.melOn.com) is the most important digital chart. As you have seen, the boys posted screencaps of the album in melOn. Therefore, we should try to stream via melOn.

  • You have to purchase a melOn package in order to download and stream the full songs of the album in melOn.
    • The cheapest melOn package costs $9.99 + apple fee (about $0.70).
    • The $9.99 package will let you download 30 songs and stream any song for 30 days.
  • You also need an apple device in order to purchase from melOn.
  • If you don’t have an apple device, SJ-World is helping ELF purchase from melOn.

Tutorial on how to sign up and stream via melOn: http://t.co/NzHiMPK6m6 (includes how SJ-World can help you purchase from melOn)

After signing in, go to the album page: http://www.melon.com/album/detail.htm?albumId=2306985

[ genie ]

If you registered in genie using your facebook or twitter account before March 5, 2015, you can still log in to genie (www.genie.co.kr) and enter a genie code.

(We are currently finding a way for international ELF who have never registered in genie before to log in and stream in genie.)

You do not need to pay in order to stream in genie. You will need a genie code. A genie code will allow you to stream 100 songs. You can use the code to stream the whole album but stream #GrowingPains as many times as you can. Stream the song only once every hour: 00 to 59. For example: once at 1:05, once at 2:30, once at 3:10, etc. Even if you stream the song 10 times in an hour, it will only count once.

Where can you find a genie code? This is Love (some), Rewind and At Gwanghwamun albums have genie codes inside them (the blue square card) and they expire on March 31, 2015. If the codes are registered in genie before March 31, then you can use up the 100 stream for 60 days.

Genie codes from Mamacita albums expired on December 31, 2014. You can still try them in case they might work.

If you bought other artists’ albums recently, they might have genie codes inside them too. Check at the back of the card (near the bottom in red font) to see when they expire. If it says 2015년 03월 31일 (or a later date), then you can still use them.

Even if you have already used 3 genie codes in your account (there was a limit of 3 codes before), you may still use more genie codes. The rules may have changed.

Tutorial on how to log in on genie and use the genie code to stream: http://t.co/wleCKBYIaA (only useful to ELF who made an account before March 5, 2015)

  • If you can log in to genie and you need a genie code, SJ-World has some from lovely donators. You can email SJacrossthe7seas@gmail.com and we will give you a code to use.
  • If you would like to donate your unused codes from This is Love, Rewind, At Gwanghwamun albums, please email SJacrossthe7seas@gmail.com and specify from which albums the genie codes are from.

[TUTORIAL] How to Download and Stream the Repackage Album from Melon

Once the repackage album is released, download the digital album from MelOn to help increase digital sales. (As of April 2016, costs of melOn packages have gone up.

As of March 10, 2015, this tutorial can also be used for D&E and future SJ album releases in Korea.)

Download from Melon

If you have an iphone, itouch, ipod or ipad, then you can purchase This is Love repackage album using this tutorial: http://bit.ly/Z0tx0n

The cheapest cost for a package is USD16.35, which comes with 30 song credits and unlimited streaming. Streaming means that you can listen to the full version of the album on the melOn website.

You can download the album or any songs from the album more than once using the same melOn account BUT it will only be counted as one download.

The 30-songs credit and unlimited streaming expire in 30 days.

Other packages:

  • USD18.69 – comes with 50 song credits + unlimited streaming for 30 days
  • USD31.55 – comes with 100 song credits + unlimited streaming for 30 days
To ELF without an apple product:

You can make a melon id using this tutorial: http://bit.ly/Z0tx0n

Once you’re ready to pay, please fill out the melOn download form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bfvWl9okPco5mhD-R9gs2Sno-gDR6X2obLw32bl5f7s/viewform?fbzx=1052845567304935155

For ELF paying via bank transfer, we will find a representative in your country to help accept your payment.

The SJ-World staff helping other ELF download from melon are from the US. iTunes USA charges a 7% fee for each package purchased:

  • USD1.15 for USD16.35 purchase
  • USD1.31 for USD18.69 purchase
  • USD2.21 for USD31.55 purchase

We will include the fees in your total.

After sending your payment, SJ-World will purchase the melOn pass for you within 24 hours.

Streaming on Melon

After downloading, stream the songs on melon to put the songs, especially the title track, on top of melon’s charts!

  • Using your computer
    • Listen to the full version of the songs, especially the title song, on the melon website.
    • Downloading the songs to your computer and listening to them using the melon player might not count as streaming
    • Make sure there’s a wifi icon right next to the song. The mp3 icon won’t count as streaming.
  • Using your smart phone (safer)
    • Download the melon app: http://t.co/RrWVfTlWw8
    • You might have to change your phone settings to unblock the app first before you download it.
    • Even if you download the songs to your phone from the melon app, listening to them will not count as streaming if the songs do not have 다운 beside them.
    • After you download the songs to your phone, clear your playlist.
    • Put the songs again in the playlist and make sure you see 다운 beside the songs. This is the right way of streaming:
    • Turn on your phone’s internet/wifi/3G/4G and listen to the full version of the songs using the melon app.
    • The melon app will continuously play the songs even if you use your phone for other things.
  • Stream the title track as much as you can~