Radio 1 celebrates 10 years of downloads
Posted by
Radio 1 celebrates 10 years of downloads

BBC Radio 1 is to count down ‘The Official All-Time Download Top 100’ of the past 10 years with presenters Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Jameela Jamil.

The three will be on-air on Bank Holiday Monday 21st April from 12pm till 7pm, with Fearne and Scott starting the chart and The Official Chart host Jameela taking over for the final few hours to finish the countdown, reveal the Number 1 spot and the most popular download of the decade.

The legitimate digital music market took off ten years ago in 2004 and BBC Radio 1 was the first radio station to start including legal downloads in the Official Singles Chart.

George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra said, “Downloads started arguably the biggest revolution in the history of the music industry, transforming the way audiences discover and enjoy music. After a decade of legal downloading in the UK it’s time for Radio 1 to celebrate with a countdown revealing the nation’s Top 100 most downloaded songs. Given how much choice and how quickly music fans can now access their favourite songs, there may be a few surprises in store!”

According to The Official Charts Company, the singles market in the UK is now more than 99% digital. There have been more than 1.17 billion single track downloads bought in the UK in the past ten years.

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 698 10 April, 2014 Station News 7:00 am 20144 Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

Radio Festival 2016 - September 26, 2016 at 9:00 am (The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom)
Thanksgiving service to Sir Terry Wogan - September 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Westminster Abbey, London)
Closing Date: Audio Production Awards - September 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm (Online)
The Imaging Days - October 3, 2016 at 8:00 am (Holland)
The Imaging Days - October 4, 2016 at 8:00 am (Holland)
Radiodays Ireland - October 17, 2016 at 10:00 am (Dublin)
Radiodays Ireland - October 18, 2016 at 10:00 am (Dublin)
ARIAS - Audio and Radio Industry Awards - October 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm (First Direct Arena, Leeds)
More events