According to a new analysis, Bruno Mars and Rihanna were the world’s most pirated musicians of 2013.

The popular music tool Musicmetric, analyzed data from BitTorrent and discovered both artists were downloaded more than 5 million times over the course of 2013. Other artists who followed closely behind were Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Flo Rida and Kanye West. A total of 64.5 million illegal downloads occurred for the top 20 artists of 2013.

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Musicmetric also recently revealed Beyonce’s newest album had soared on the file sharing charts and was downloaded 240,000 times within the first week of its release. Had these numbers been converted into physical sales at an estimate of $15.99 each, the album would have grossed another $3.8 million dollars.

Regardless of audience size, music is still an easily accessible item for countless people to download illegally. If you are an artist, copyright holder and/or label manager, please do not hesitate to contact us and see what options we have available to help put an end to online piracy and your content.  DMCA Force also offers a complimentary evaluation to show you how piracy is affecting your product.