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The introduction of new rules that govern the UK music charts means that downloads are now counted alongside record sales. One band that is taking advantage of this new system is Koopa, an unsigned British band which is expected to hit the Top 40 charts when they're announced on Sunday.

The introduction of new rules that govern the UK music charts means that downloads are now counted alongside record sales. One band that is taking advantage of this new system is Koopa, an unsigned British band which is expected to hit the Top 40 charts when they’re announced on Sunday. The BBC says:

Koopa, from Colchester, have been together for seven years in various forms and have built up a fanbase on the internet and on the live circuit. They have played almost 500 gigs in the past three years, including a headline show at the Mean Fiddler in London last summer.

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