The UK tabloid newspapers carried reports this weekend that UK TV talent show The X Factor will finally get its digital act together this year, and release downloads every week of the finalists' performances. The tabs' angle is of Simon Cowell ruthlessly plotting a “takeover” of the charts, with an 'insider' telling the Daily Express that “The X Factor could potentially have the No1 spot every week for over three months”. In truth, though, it's just following in the footsteps of American Idol, which has been selling weekly downloads for a while now. Not to mention Glee, which first came to our attention when its downloads started to make their presence felt in the US charts.
X Factor UK to sell weekly downloads
August 2nd, 2010 by Music Ally