Packed Circle Chart - K-Pop Groups and YouTube Distribution Channels

K-Pop Distribution Channels Table: 1thek, Stone, Bugs, Genie and others

Recently updated on February 28th, 2021 at 02:03 pm

Usually a K-Pop music video can be uploaded on YouTube in different channels – one upload is usually in the group’s or company’s channel, and another one in a distribution channel.

For example, CLC’s Devil MV has been uploaded both in CLC’s Channel, and 1thek’s Channel.

Sometimes the distribution deals change or end, and you can see channels like 1thek uploading old MVs of a group, like 4minute’s Muzik which was uploaded to 1thek’s channel on January 22, 2019 – the original MV was uploaded on Youtube in April 2, 2010 and the song’s release date is August 31, 2009. This MV was only available until then in a 360p resolotuion, and we got the HD version more than 10 years later.

In the table below you can see around 300 groups and which one is their distributor.

Company means the company’s channel (like SM, JYPE and Big Hit), and Group means that they only upload the MV on their own channel.

Packed Circle Chart - K-Pop Groups and YouTube Distribution ChannelsAs you can see, around half of the groups have or had 1thek as their distributor.

Distribution Channels Count

wdt_IDChannelNowBeforeTotalPercent Before + Now
11thek1173515250
2Stone3664214
3Genie3123311
4Group2902910
5Bugs!213248
6rhybeat103134
7SM100103
8JYPE9093
9Danal9093
10OGAM8083
11Big Hit7072
12Company7072
13Music&New4041
14Soribada3141
15Warner2021
16Seoul Music2021
17Sony Music1010
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 17:51