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Napster UK teams with Virgin Radio

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 19 Aug 2004 15:44

Napster UK teams with Virgin Radio British radio station Virgin Radio (which is not part of Virgin Group anymore) has teamed up with Napster UK to launch an online music chart called (very creative..) The Napster Online Music Chart.
The timing is rather interesting, as the new chart will go live on 29th of August, just days before the official UK download chart will launch on BBC Radio 1. The official UK chart includes Napster's sales figures, but also sales figures from Apple's iTunes and from all OD2's partners.

The deal between Virgin Radio and Napster is also slightly confusing to general public, as the Virgin Group, who used to own the Virgin Radio, is about to launch its own digital music service called Virgin Digital that will rival Napster in the UK and in the United States.

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