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Daft Punk, Linkin Park Make List of Top 20 Most-Pirated Music of 2013

Image courtesy of Columbia Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Columbia Records (via ABC News Radio)

Daft Punk and Linkin Park should likely be both flattered and angry about this bit of news: their music made the list of the top 20 most-pirated artists of 2013.

The British paper The Telegraph reports that based on a recent analysis of peer-to-peer file sharing, songs by Daft Punk were downloaded more than 4.21 million times, while Linkin Park tracks were downloaded 2.35 million times over the year.  That's according to Musicmetric , a website that analyzes music data.  In this case, Musicmetric looked at data from BitTorrent, which is currently the most popular way to illegally download music peer-to-peer.

Other artists whose music was most heavily pirated in the past year include Avicii , as well as pop stars Bruno Mars , Rihanna , and Justin Timberlake . The 20 most-pirated artists were downloaded a total of 64.5 million times via BitTorrent.

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