Before You Start
Make sure you have the following:
★ Streaming device (PC, mobile phone, etc.)
★ Apple Music or Spotify Premium account
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Ready to get started? Join SKZcord on STATIONHEAD now, or check out the info below! ⭐
Frequently Asked Questions
Use the links below to navigate the FAQ!
What is Stationhead?Stationhead is a social radio platform with chat features. You can listen to music with other STAY and request songs with station DJs. ♥︎
Do Stationhead streams count for charts (e.g. Billboard)?Yes, these streams count for charts, including Billboard!From the website, "As all music streams come directly from your Apple Music and Spotify accounts, every play counts as a stream."
Why should we stream on Stationhead?When the DJ plays a Stray Kids song, it syncs with your linked Apple Music or Spotify Premium account and counts it as a stream. The more listeners you have, the better! For example, 100 STAY on one Stationhead station listening to Stray Kids would generate 100 streams that would count for Apple Music, Spotify, and Billboard charts.Additionally, there is less chance of your streams being filtered out. When you stream on your own, some of your streams may not be counted if your streaming behavior is flagged as 'inorganic' (e.g. looping songs, listening to too many SKZ songs back to back, etc.). This is less likely to happen on Stationhead, since the DJ takes care of the playlist.As a fan, you get to listen to Stray Kids' music and connect with other STAY. If you're a new STAY, this is a great way to discover Stray Kids' music. You don't have to go through the hassle of creating and managing your own playlists. The DJ will handle the playlists, and you can even send in your own song requests as well!By getting lots of STAY to stream together on Stationhead, we can guarantee more effective streaming for Stray Kids! This will help us keep SKZ on charts longer.
Can I mute the app or station?No. Do not mute the app or your phone.
Can I mute the tab on my web browser?No. Do not mute the tab for any streaming services on web as this could be detected. You can, however, mute your computer.
Why did the song, chat, and listener count suddently change?When you are connected to STATIONHEAD's STAY channel, when one station goes off air, the channel automatically switches you to an 'on air' station in order to help keep you streaming. To see a list of other STAY stations available click here.
Should I go back to my original station?No. When you suddenly leave, a certain amount of streams are lost. If you wait 10 minutes it will automatically change.
Do streams still count when the station is "Off Air"?Yes. As long as you can hear the music, the streams will count towards charts.
The station is still listed as "On Air", so why can't I hear anything?Please follow these steps:
···1.··· Make sure you have your Spotify Premium or Apple Music account connected.
···2.··· See if you have the app muted, or your device's volume lowered.
···3.··· Try leaving the station and/or closing the app/browser, and then re-entering.
Can I stream on Stationhead and Spotify at the same time?Yes. You can stream on both simultaneously, but only one song at a time will be counted. It will not double the statistics unless you are using two sepperate accounts.
Does listening to the Recorded Shows count for streams?Yes. The songs played in any recordings will count towards charts.
What is SKZCORD?We are a STAY fanbase that has a voting team and participates in streaming projects, such as a 24/7 STATIONHEAD station.We are Discord based, and if you would like to become a SKZCORD member, check us out by clicking here, or you can follow our twitter account here.
Is it safe to leave my STATIONHEAD account on SKZCORD while I sleep or work?Yes, we stream on STATIONHEAD 24/7 (all day and night).
Do you accept song requests?Yes, we always accept song requests from STAYs. ♥︎ These must not be from the current year, or Stray Kids competition for charts. Just click the "+" button in the station to send your request in.
Do you accept song requests in different languages or from different countries?Yes! We love playing variety and other languages! Stray Kids everywhere all around the world~
I'm from another fandom, would you like to do a STATIONHEAD collab?Please dm us on our twitter to discuss collabs.
Click the links below for PC and mobile tutorials.
You can also look at Stationhead's Getting Started Guide.
Stationhead website link - Follow the guide below!
( iOS / Android )
Search for these STAYtions on Stationhead by their username, listed below. You may also click on their icon or link below to check out their station!🔔 Follow these accounts & turn your notifications on to know when they are ON AIR!
Stray Kids Official station. Only active for specific hours during Korean comebacks.
STAYs' Official longest continual broadcast station! Streaming focused playlists 24/7.
JSTAYs' Official station! Most active during Japan comebacks, with a Japanese charts focus.
(Please DM @skzcord on Twitter to be added to this list.)
Free Trials & DIscounts
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Verizon x Apple Music -
Completely free through the 5G Get More plan.
6 months of Apple Music free through the 5G Start, 5G Play More or 5G Do More plans.
Apple Music is $5.99 per month (compared to $9.99 per month) if you use your school email!
PayPal x Spotify -
Sign up with PayPal to receive 3 free months of Spotify Premium! After your free trial runs out, create a new Spotify account and you can sign up for another free trial with that.
[ offer expires 2023.09.15. ]
Spotify is $4.99 per month (compared to $9.99 per month) if you use your school email!
Hulu and SHOWTIME included.
Nov 10 - 25 2022
SKZCORD will be reducing our station's ON AIR streaming time and instead playing music OFF AIR more in November as we shift focus towards award show voting.
To join a station streaming music OFF AIR go directly to their account profile and click "JOIN STATION".
OFF AIR means the station will not be listed in your feed, there will be no active Admin, or song requests, but the chat will still be available and the playlists used will be ones created for current streaming goals.
Streaming remains a top priority as it holds a lot of weight for MAMA, BBMA, AMA and several other award shows. Here's are a few ways to keep streaming when SKZCORD is OFF AIR.
1. Keep your account on SKZCORD if an OFF AIR playlist is playing.
2. Stream SKZCORD's past shows. You will find recordings in the profile page. Please pick a 4+ hour long recording to stream.
3. Use a playlist from SKZCORD on Spotify (Click here)
Joining Channels on iOS devices
WARNING: When there are no other ON AIR stations for the STAYs Channel available, Stationhead moves your account to a random Recorded Show from a STAY station.Please be aware that as SKZCORD remains streaming OFF AIR more in November, your account could be moved to one of these random Recorded Shows if you are connected to the STAYs Channel, and it is not guaranteed the recording will be one made for current streaming goals.While this Channel feature will help you keep streaming if SKZCORD ever stops playing music, or if there is another Station ON AIR, your account may jump around a lot as SKZCORD remains streaming music OFF AIR in November.To stop this feature, click on SKZCORD's account profile, and simply join the station itself, and not the STAYs Channel.
Why should we stream on Stationhead?When the DJ plays a Stray Kids song, it syncs with your linked Apple Music or Spotify Premium account and counts it as a stream. The more listeners you have, the better! For example, 100 STAY on one Stationhead station listening to Stray Kids would generate 100 streams that would count for Apple Music, Spotify, and Billboard charts.In the US, your streams are counted towards digital song and album sales on the Billboard chart. For example, if there were 125 STAYs listening to a Stray Kids radio station on Stationhead and there were 10 songs played in a 30 min show, the streams generated during that session (1250) would count as 1 digital song sale. If we did this for 10 days, it would count as 1 digital album sale.Additionally, there is less chance of your streams being filtered out. When you listen to music on your own account, a percentage of your streams will not be counted if your streaming behavior is flagged as 'inorganic' (e.g. looping songs, listening to too many SKZ songs back to back, etc.). This is less likely to happen on Stationhead, since the DJ takes care of the playlist.As a fan, you get to listen to Stray Kids' music and connect with other STAY. If you're a new STAY, this is a great way to discover Stray Kids' music. You don't have to go through the hassle of creating and managing your own playlists. The DJ will handle the playlists, and you can even send in your own song requests as well!By getting lots of STAY to stream together on Stationhead, we can guarantee a consistent generation of digital sales which will help us keep Stray Kids on the chart longer.TL;DR found below! Graphic by
Kindly refer to the chart by SSV (link) (made March 2022) below for a visual representation of how important KR digital streaming is for music show wins.
While music show criteria has changed since the creation of this chart, KR streams still make up a large portion of music show scores.
Streaming on Spotify counts towards digital and album sales for Billboard.
Consider getting a premium account or signing up for a free premium trial (You get 3 months free premium if you sign up using PayPal).Streaming on Premium counts more towards digital sales in the US.
Follow these guidelines from
@skzlist to make streaming playlists.
If you prefer to use playlists made by fanbases, check out the ones below.