It was announced in the news this week that a new Top 100 Rundown Chart is to be launched Monday 14th May and will be the first chart of its kind to rank audio streams from both ad-funded and subscription services in the UK.
Compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC) the chart will use statistics from music streaming services, such as Spotify and Napster, although video streaming services, including YouTube, will not contribute to the chart for the time being.
Music streaming has grown rapidly in the last 12 months with the OCC estimating that 2.6billion audio streams were delivered in the UK alone in 2011.
Although online data is a relatively new concept this rapidly increasing number of users does lead to the question what happens to your online data when you die? Who gets your downloads?