And the Most-Pirated Artists of 2013 Were…

This chart was complied by Music Metric, a company that analysis online music activity.  While the numbers are big, none of these thefts are enough to crack the Top 50 most-torrented files of the year.  Yes, piracy is a problem and always will be–but as more people adopt reasonably-priced legal options, these numbers will go down.

What’s not mentioned in this story is where these downloads occur.  I’d be interested in seeing a breakdown of illegal downloads by region and country.

Most pirated artists 2013

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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