MBC Music Core
Airs Saturday 3:50PM KST [Watch Live]
They weigh up their ranking on the following criteria (Bold text indicates areas Ifans can influence):
50% Digital Sales
10% Physical Album Sales
15% Audience live voting (for top 3 nominees) [Tutorial]
10% MV Views
10% Viewers Pre-vote (2000 Audience Committee) [Link]
5% MBC Radio broadcast
▷ Pre-Voting (Wed 10:00AM – Thu 12:00PM KST)
Audience Committee & Making an Account
Pre-voting can only be done if you apply to be part of the 2000 people audience committee done a week in advance of the actual pre-vote period.
First you need to make an MBC ID. It will not be the same as the MBCPlus ID although the sign-up process is basically the same. Visit the MBC website here and click signup.
Choose your nationality.
Tick the circled boxes to agree to the terms and conditions.
Enter your email to recieve an authentication code. Enter the authentication code in the next box and click confirm. Note: This only works for Gmail, Naver or Daum email addresses. Any other email services such as hotmail, yahoo etc will not work.
Once you login, then you can go to this link and sign up to be part of the committee. All you have to do is click the check box and the button after it.
Once the pre-vote period starts you can go back to that page to see if you were chosen for the voting. Another way you can see if you got chosen is by trying to pre-vote. If you get an error message when pre-voting, that means you were not chosen for the committee. That’s okay as there are plenty of other ways to support Cross Gene!
How to Pre-Vote
Once you log in, go to the voting page here and choose CROSS GENE and 3 other artists. Make sure that the other artists you choose are not very popular. When using multiple accounts to vote, try changing up the 3 less popular artists you’re voting for.
▷ SMS Voting
- Sending SMS votes can increase the ranking. This will only count if Cross Gene are in the Top 3. Votes otherwise will not be counted.
- For ifans, it costs a lot to send international SMS so you can use http://smsrr.com/, globfone.com to send them for free (choose your country as Korea).
- This will only count once and you must only vote while Music Core is broadcasting and when the MC’s tell you to vote. This is how the voting layout should look in www.smssr.com: you must just put “크로스진”.
- PLEASE USE THE NUMBER: 820505 for Music Core!