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Official UK download chart goes live in September

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Official UK download chart goes live in September British equivalent of the RIAA, British Phonographic Industry (BPI), revealed this week more information about their plans to launch the official UK music download chart. The chart will go live on 1st of September this year and will feature the BBC's Radio One channel as its main broadcasting partner. The chart is compiled on weekly basis from the sales figures of the UK-based legal online music services.
BPI also released the first "semi-official" UK download chart that also includes the sales figures from Apple iTunes' UK version that launched 15th of June. The chart is for the week beginning at 13th of June and ending at 19th of June and shows quite well how iTunes managed to dominate the charts despite missing two days of the chart's timeline -- Pixie's track Bam Thwok took the number one place in the charts despite being an exclusive track to iTunes service.

Source: The Register

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