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Creating a MelOn Account

Alright! So, I decided to continue updating this topic on this new domain. You might have been redirected from my other blog, or a search engine perhaps.

Anyway, the guide below is the updated version of the original post I created a year ago about creating an account at MelOn.com, an online music portal in South Korea where users can buy music pass, and stream or download digital contents such as songs, and music videos. MelOn is one of the online music stores in Korea that releases latest local songs especially KPOP, and even foreign genres like Western, Taiwanese, Chinese, and many more.

MelOn website is also interactive. Users are free to post reviews or comments on various pages or whatnot. It doesn't matter whether a user has a music pass, has purchased an item or not. Streaming is also free, no IP block yet, but usually it is limited to a minute only.

Now, without further ado, if you would like to have an account on MelOn.com, whether you live in South Korea or overseas, the following steps below will show you how to do it. All you need is a working email address (recommended for foreign users).

Register for a MelOn Account


1. Go to www.melon.com

2. In the home page, click 회원가입 (Sign Up). The link is located below the Login button. See screenshot below.

MelOn Home Page - Click Sign Up button

3. On the next screen, tick the first box to agree to the terms of service, and then scroll down, click 다음 단계 (Next Step)

Agree to the terms of service and then click Next Step

4. Enter the required personal details. Here are the translations of the fields in the registration form:

Read the guidelines carefully.
  • Name (이름) - You may enter a name in English or Hangul (see screenshot below). Space is not allowed. Example: JayHeeSeo, UncleSam
  • Date of Birth (생년월일) - The format is Year/Month/Date. Use the drop-down menu to choose an option.
  • Gender (성별) - The first option is male (남자), and the second one is female (여자).
  • E-mail Address (이메일) - Enter a valid email address, for example, melon123@exampleonly.com. After that, do not forget to click 중복확인 (Check for duplicate) button until a green text appears beside the box which means the entry is OK, and you're good to go. Proceed to the next field.
  • ID (아이디) - Enter your preferred ID which you will use to sign in to the website, for example, jay_hee (lower case only). You can add numbers, and special characters: underscore and minus sign, to it as well. It should contain at least six characters. Don't forget to click 중복확인 (Check Duplicate) button.
  • Password (비밀번호) - Create a password with at least six characters (6-20). You can add any of the following special characters: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) - _ = + | [ ] { } ' " ; : / ? . > , <, and numbers as well, for example 1myp@ss. Please, do not use repetitive characters like rrr, 222, ???. Upper case is allowed. In the following box, enter the password again to confirm.
  • Nickname (닉네임) - Enter your preferred nickname. It is the name that will show on the website when you post a comment on a page, et cetera. Example: JayHee. Space is not allowed. Again, don't forget to click 중복확인 (Check Duplicate)
MelOn Registration Form

5. Click 다음 단계 (Next Step) after filling out the form.

6. On the next page, select Email (이메일 인증) as your preferred authentication method, and then click 인증번호 받기 beside the email address to receive a certification number. Do not worry if you get a red warning as long as the email is correct. Just check the message from MelOn containing the code. Check both Inbox and Spam folders of your email account.

Sign Up Authentication

Once you get the code, enter it in the box below the email address, and then click 인증하기. If correct, a green text will appear beside the box.

7. Tick 수신함 if you want to receive newsletters, or the second one if you don't.

8. Type in the CAPTCHA code in the box provided.

9. Click 가입 완료 (Sign Up Complete) button.

10. Congratulations! You have successfully created a MelOn account. The last page will show a summary of your account. Click 멜론 홈 (MelOn Home).

Registration is successful

To log in, use your ID and nominated password. See screenshot in step 2 to know where to enter the login information.

Reference


"MelOn::음악이 필요한 순간, 멜론" MelOn. Retrieved on July 14, 2014 from www.melon.com/index.htm

45 comments:

  1. hello!! can you please help me? it all went well till the email confirmation part. It says they've sent me the email but when I get on my email account , I can't find the email ( i've seached everything inbox and spam folders too) I tried to create the account with other of my email accounts but still there's no email :( please help me.

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    1. That's weird. MelOn did not set a guideline about email address. In my case though, the code was sent in just a few seconds, and I used a test email from Daum. If you still haven't received any email on any accounts you have entered, let me know so we can directly ask MelOn customer service.

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    2. Really? Please help us to ask Melon Customer Service directly and tell us what to do... Hope you saw my comment.

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    3. oh, me too, I couldn't get certified code from melon

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    4. use gmail easier to create melon account. If u don't receive the code, check on spam :)

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    5. oh the verification email is sometimes in the spam or trash, please check!

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    6. I think you should use daum.net for the email confirmation, cause at first i used yahoo and it didn't work but when i used daum.net its worked

      So i think you should make an email on daum.net

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  2. it is the same for me :( they havent sent an email to me

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    1. Try looking for it in the Spam Box.

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    2. why not check the spam folder? I found their e-mail there.

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  3. I really want to create an account but it's not seding me the verification email. :( I really don't want to listen to music for only a minute each song. Please help :(

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  4. I really want to create the account but it doesn't even send me an email.. please help. I've been trying for a while now..

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    1. I think this is a very common issue that most foreign registrants are encountering. I suggest you try other email service, especially a free Korean email account from Daum or Naver. I created a guide on how to create a Naver Mail on my other blog: http://starrguide.com/sign-up-naver-account/

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    2. i already sign up for naver accout,but still i dont get any email from melon

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  5. Hello! I don't know if you will be able to help me but... I kinda downloaded the melon app and made my account until now everything's fine and I can listen to music. But is it normal that all the songs have 1:00 only? They are not in their full format. I just want to know if how could listen to the whole songs...?

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    1. Can U.S. buyers still buy a streaming pass with a U.S. credit card? Or is it only through Korean cell phone carriers? Thank you~

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    2. Postpaid accounts (mobile), or local credit card only.

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  6. thank you very much. I downloaded and bought the thing to play the music. However there are some songs that I cant listen to because they are 19+. it is asking for a confirmation number or IDpin. how can I create an ID PIN ?

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  7. Please help me! I'm trying to re-set my password but I can't remember the name I used to register. Everything else I remember but without knowing the name, I won't be able to access my account T.T

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    1. I do not have an idea. :( I'd like to advise you to contact Melon customer service, but their main support is on their website and login is a must. You might want to search for a reliable email address and shoot them a message.

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    2. Hi! I am having the same problem. Could you please tell me what MelOn's customer service email address is? Thank you!!

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    3. I don't know. They don't provide their CS email address on their website.

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    4. Try and install the LATEST version of the app on your phone or just to be sure you can uninstall and re-install the latest version of the app. For android users you can search "apkpure melon" and it should be the fist link. For iOS users follow the tutorials on how to download the app from the app store. After that if you try to reset your password it should send to your email or spam folder. The key is to try to reset your password through your phone using the latest version of app. To avoid future complications maybe make a Korean email like Naver or Daum and use it as your email address for melon. Hope this helped.

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  8. Excuse me! Can you tell me how I can change the language, from Korean into English in MelOn player? I can't understand any of them :((
    Thank you :DD

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    1. There's no such feature or option on the Melon player.

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  9. Help me out!! cant go to the last step! ive done evrything with the help of your info given here.

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  10. what does this mean for the sign up 할인이벤트안내
    광고성 이메일 수신 and the are the option 수신함 and수신안함

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  11. "해당 이메일도메인은 등록할 수 없습니다. 다른 이메일계정을 사용해주세요." B-but I'm using my mail T-T Please help meee

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  12. hi just wanna ask how to log out melon account?

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    1. Check this image file as reference: http://i.imgur.com/WIbicqH.png. Log out (로그아웃 in Hangul) option is at the upper-right hand corner of the website (if you are logged in a PC).

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  13. i created a naver acc but it said "naver is limited ..." (i forgot what exactly it is)
    i'm really frustrated bc i can't vote for bigbang and i want to help them win :(

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  14. Thank you so much! I could register w/o problems :)

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  15. No problem with the register, thank you :)

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  16. Hello! How can i view my melon profile (like my name, birthday etc)?
    When I click on 회원정보 and then clicked on 기본정보 관리, i keyed in my password correctly, this came up
    "소중한 회원님의 개인정보보호를 위해 본인인증을 합니다."
    I don't have an I-Pin or a korean mobile number so how can i view my profile? Please help T_T

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    1. That pop-up appears if your account is not verified. Melon is so strict. I don't have an idea how to access your profile info aside from what you did which is actually correct.

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  17. thanks for the guide in making melon account but how I can vote for melon music awards? what's i-pin ID??

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  18. Thank you by tutorial, was really helpful to me, i've been going very well alone until ID area hehe i did my account there today, thanks ...

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