How Many Songs Do Australians Pirate?

Musicmetric, an analytics company, tallied up all the torrenting that happens across the world to find out which country is the biggest pirate and while the United States is an unsurprising number one, Australia is wedged in halfway down the list.

Here's the list, per TorrentFreak, that covers the first half of 2012:

  • United States - 96.7 million downloads - Drake (most torrented artist)
  • United Kingdom - 43.3 million downloads - Ed Sheeran
  • Italy - 33.2 million downloads - Laura Pausini
  • Canada - 24 million downloads - Kanye West
  • Brazil - 19.7 million downloads - Billy Van
  • Australia - 19.2 million downloads - Hilltop Hoods
  • Spain - 10.3 million downloads - Pablo Alboran
  • India - 9 million downloads - Billy Van
  • France - 8.4 million downloads - Sexion d'assaut
  • Philippines - 8.4 million downloads - Maroon 5
  • Australia has 19.7 million song downloads in six months? That's almost one download per person for the first half of the year. That's nothing to sniff at. Fess up. Was it you? [Music Metric via Torrent Freak]