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How downloads will change the chart


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The first official singles chart to count legal music downloads will be revealed on Sunday - but how will it change the Top 40?

When UK single sales went into freefall in the late 1990s, battered by the convenience and affordability of albums and downloads, many fans also lost interest in the Top 40.

Now chart bosses are trying to bring those fans back - and stay relevant - by adding download sales to their totals of CDs and other formats used to compile the chart countdown.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4433071.stm

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Actually, there are firms which are employed by big record labels which monitor the illegal traffic as well. While they want to sue your pants off for "stealing" their music, they also want to know what you're after so that they can continue to shape music into one deformed lump of steaming crap.

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