p2p on the radio

Virgin Radio and Napster will launch on Aug. 29 the first UK radio program counting down the week’s most downloaded songs.

The Official UK Chart Company will follow with a download tally of its own on Sept. 1 that counts sales data from Napster, Apple Computer’s iTunes, and vendors that work with music supplier OD2.

The download data will also be incorporated in a countdown program on BBC 1.

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