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Campaign to takeover Top 40 chart with new music
Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha
A similar Facebook campaign saw Rage get the Christmas number one

The likes of Lady Gaga and Jay-Z could have their chart dominance threatened if a campaign to fill the entire Top 40 with unsigned acts is successful.

The campaign is inspired by the Facebook campaign to make Rage Against The Machine the Christmas number one, beating X Factor winner Joe McElderry.

Wes White from Glastonbury said he wants to take the support from that campaign to help unsigned bands.

He said the aim was to highlight other great music which is out there.

"What I'm looking to do is find some really good new music which sounds a bit different from what you normally hear in the top 40 because we all know that it is out there."

Wes said Storm the charts was different from all the other campaigns because it focuses on just new bands.

"I accept that filling the top 40 is a ludicrous aim, but if we aim as big as that and full a long way short with a couple of tracks in the top 40 and some further back in the top 100, I do think that's possible and I think that could be a great thing.

"I really quite like a lot of pop music and I'm not looking to try and change everything full time - it's just one week in a year."

The group is also taking applications from acts signed to independent record labels.

Applications for acts to submit tracks is end of March, with the onslaught planned for June.

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