Music industry coming together to celebrate a ‘Decade Of Digital’

by Martin
Official Charts Company


The music industry is coming together to celebrate a decade of digital music kicking off over Easter, that’s right, we’ve been downloading our music digitally for more than ten years – legitimately at least.

Beginning with Easter a variety of activities will be launched to celebrate the huge milestone called a ‘Decade Of Digital’ and will also celebrate the launch of the Official Download Chart which launched in the UK back in 2004.

The Official Charts Company reported earlier this morning that first up on Easter Monday the All-time Official Download Chart Top 100 will be unveiled.

This special chart will be counted down by BBC Radio 1 during a seven-hour long marathon broadcast which will begin at midday.

BBC Radio 1 will play a huge role in celebrating a Decade of Digital

BBC Radio 1 will play a huge role in celebrating a ‘Decade Of Digital’

A variety of presenters will host the marathon including Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills and Jameela Jamil.

That’s not all though because on the same day ‘Now!’ are releasing a compilation album called ‘Now That’s What I Call 21st Century’.

This new album will feature 62 of the biggest selling downloaded tracks of the past decade including Bruno Mars, Emeli Sanda, PSY, Gotye, Maroon 5, Robin Thicke and many more!

A fortnight later MTV will be celebrating the occasion itself on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend (May 3rd-5th).

MTV will air a series of shows to celebrate a 'Decade Of Digital'

MTV will air a series of shows to celebrate a ‘Decade Of Digital’

The channel will broadcast various shows covering the ‘All Time Official Download Top 100’, ‘All-time Official Boys Downloads’ and ‘All-time Official Girls Downloads’.

‘All-time Official Urban Downloads’, ‘All-time Official Dance Downloads’ and ‘All-time Official Rock Downloads’ will also be broadcast across the weekend.

More activites will be announced over the coming months including publications of never-been-seen before official themed charts and lists which will be available to see on the Official Charts website which can be found at

It’s a time to celebrate and it’s definitely a great time to be part of the music industry so what better way than to join in than with some Kid Rock and his song ‘Celebrate’.