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Initial release2013
Operating systemiOS, Android
Available inKorean
Typemusic streaming
WebsiteOfficial website

KakaoMusic (Hangul: 카카오뮤직) was a music streaming service launched by Kakao. It lets users stream and buy music while also allowing them to share songs and connect with friends through KakaoTalk. In 2017, Kakao merged Kakao Music into Melon, it's other music streaming service.[1]


People can create their own music rooms where friends can listen to their collection of songs and leave comments.[2] It also lets users set background music to their pages on KakaoTalk and KakaoStory.[3] As part of their push to try to re-enter the Japanese market, Kakao will be launching their music service in Japan to complement KakaoTalk, Kakao T, and Piccoma.[4]

Market Share[edit]

As for 2021, the market share of Kakao Music is 3.05%, behind Melon (37.28%), Genie Music (19.24%), YouTube Music (19.22%) and Naver Vibe (4.08%).[5][6]

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ "카카오 뮤직→멜론, 통합 '확정'·시기 '미정'".
  2. ^ "Kakao launches Spotify-esque KakaoMusic". Tech in Asia. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Kakao Music
  4. ^ "Kakao readies Japan push with music and game content". Nikkei. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "세계 1위 음원 플랫폼 스포티파이, 한국서 힘 못쓰는 이유는?". www.hani.co.kr (in Korean). 2022-02-24. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  6. ^ "Spotify Having A Hard Time In The South Korean Streaming Market, Find Out Why Here!". koreaportal. 2022-02-28. Retrieved 2022-03-22.

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