The reason I am making this thread because ichart ask the same question on Twitter a few days ago.
I think it is fair really, and it must add to ichart especially Gaon. Youtube music streaming represent a younger generation that is not into traditional Korean app. I think Infact if you not include youtube music, it's kinda miss represent the music industry as a whole. Youtube music is second to melon in term of market share. I am not sure about youtube music filter stream but I heard back then it did. looking at this chart, it's not far from what is on Melon right.
Keep in mind that MSG Wannabe have not release their MV yet. There are only audios on YouTube music.
Sure, this is benefit Idol more, so what? It is still a platform that korean use to consume their music just like melon. Could this also the reason why gaon digital points going down tremendously because they did not include youtube music? So go ahead and let me know your opinion.