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Thomas Nassiff 10/03/12 10:21 AM

America Used BitTorrent To Download 759 Million Songs In the First Half of 2012
 
A report by MusicMetric shows that Americans used BitTorrent to illegally download 759 million songs (assuming 10 songs per album) throughout the first half of 2012. The most active city for illegal downloads was Gainesville, Fla., with other small towns (Albany, GA; Fairbanks, AK; Lexington, KY; Tallahassee, FL) being listed as other high offenders. This information was rated per capita. The report lists YouTube as the most popular website for listening to music. Check out the full rundown here.
From the Article Across the USA, the most downloaded releases were Lil Wayne and Drake's The Motto (438,038 downloads), Drake's Take Care (453,933), Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne (365,987), Big Sean's Finally Famous (352,623), and Tyga's Rack City (304,292).

TerrancePryor 10/03/12 10:23 AM

How many songs did YOU download,Nassiff?

lp670sv 10/03/12 10:23 AM

Never would have guessed Gainesville as #1 in piracy but alright.

theHECKLER 10/03/12 10:24 AM

Busted!

Rodeo 10/03/12 10:25 AM

Fairbanks can have this one. I get it: there's nothing to do in Alaska. But, 2 Florida cities in the top 5? Shame.

InTheatersNow 10/03/12 10:28 AM

Ask Kanye if he gives a fuck.

Punkdc 10/03/12 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rodeo (Post 113763572)
Fairbanks can have this one. I get it: there's nothing to do in Alaska. But, 2 Florida cities in the top 5? Shame.

I kinda agree. Poor Fairbanks.

CluckyB 10/03/12 10:36 AM

Crazy conspiracy theory of the day: Gainesville's numbers are so high in part due to Grooveshark paying their employees to upload material (which is already rumored to have happened). Either that or Thomas just really likes his torrents.

Where are they getting their data from anyways? Is it just a large survey? Or do they somehow have access to more logs and stuff.

youenvydoug 10/03/12 10:36 AM

Good to see Florida being represented hard.

bladerdude360 10/03/12 10:43 AM

Sad to hear. Hope people realize sooner rather than later that it isn't ok.

boomer08 10/03/12 10:45 AM

Why are people downloading such shitty music?

Searos 10/03/12 10:45 AM

At least most of it was pretty meh music anyways.

rollerman4221 10/03/12 10:48 AM

UF and FSU doing it big.

Anthony Sorendino 10/03/12 10:49 AM

C'mon, we can do better than that! Let's break a billion!

ChaseTx 10/03/12 10:56 AM

Who still needs to illegally download when there's Spotify?