Parasite soundtrack album shares an Oscar bump

While the South Korean film Parasite’s historic Oscar triumph gives the film a bump at international box offices, its soundtrack album is additionally taking advantage of the boost.

Streaming of the Parasite album skyrocketed 11 fold on Monday on local online streaming service Genie Music, compared with the previous day, consistent with Genie.

On Sunday (U.S. time), the satirical thriller became the primary non-English language film to require best picture, the most award, within the Academy’s 92-year history, also winning best international feature, best original screenplay and best director for Bong.

Genie said that over the subsequent days, streaming of the movie’s soundtrack album jumped to record 14-fold and 16-fold growth respectively on Tuesday and Wednesday, compared with last Sunday.s

A politician at Genie noted that the soundtracks of movie normally got their downloading demand to be increased along side the ascent and discharge of the movie itself. Therefore, the Parasite soundtrack album marked a very rare case when streaming skyrocketed due to its award wins.

He also added that as the Korean movie widely caught the eye of audiences, they were turning their eyes to the first soundtrack.

Global music streaming service Spotify indicated the phenomenon is happening worldwide also.

On Monday (U.S. time), Spotify said on its Twitter account that “After the (Oscars) show, all ears were on the film’s music: Streams of original movie soundtrack with the same name Parasite soared quite 1,400% on Spotify after the movie won Best Picture.”

Produced by South Korean musician Jung Jae-il, the album carries 25 tracks, including the ultimate track A Glass of Soju, sung by Jung and Choi Woo-sik, a Parasite actor.

It was initially one among the fifteen songs that advanced within the original song category for the 92nd Academy Awards.

A Glass of Soju was the foremost streamed track of the Parasite soundtrack with its streams jumping 15 fold on Tuesday, compared with Sunday, the day before the Oscar victories by Parasite.