Most Pirated Music of All-Time
As technology advances and new and better means are introduced to the public, it is still really difficult to get one to get rid of habits they are conditioned to and has nothing that comes across as alarming on face value. In the case of music, as varied options like music streaming, legal downloading of albums are available, the statistics in listening and downloading it through pirated sources do not go lower.
Below is a list of the most pirated music of all time,
(Source: What Culture)
A reason for the artists to be considered in the list can be the fact that it took a long time before their music was legitimately available on the internet for consumption. The same reason caused piracy and illegal download of music by artists like Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin.
As per a research in 2013, music by The Beatles hit 190 million downloads per year. Thankfully the music of the legends is now available on iTunes to be downloaded without feeding the pirates.
On that thought, play yourself Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and sing along.
Problem by Ariana Grande
The young pop star hit all the right marks on the charts with her hit ft. Iggy Azalea. The song was stuck in our heads, irrespective of whether we wanted it there.The problem though was the astonishing number of times the track was listened to and downloaded unlawfully.
Dear Pirates, we got one less problem without from.
Get Lucky by Daft Punk
You may have grown tired of hearing it everywhere, but you cannot deny it was one hell of a catchy beat. The hit 2013 hit by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers won them the Grammy for Record of the Year.
But well, not everyone bought the records, did they? The song broke limits of pirate downloads.
Hope we haven't come too far to give up who we are and stick to streaming music from copyrighted sources in the future.
The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
The third studio album by the hit American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake released in 2013. The album went on to win the People's Choice Award for Favorite Album.
And that halfway gives out why it was downloaded through pirate sources so many times.
Pirates, let us show you a few things, a DMCA in your mailbox and your doorstep.
No Ceilings by Lil Wayne
This one has an interesting story! Lil Wayne announced that the album would be available for free download on its release and the people were overjoyed! Don't we just live for free stuff?
Where things went wrong is, the album was leaked before its planned release and hey there we were downloading it for free through pirated websites because wasn't it going to be free anyway?
Unapologetic by Rihanna
RiRi is a global star. Released in 2012, Unapologetic was the album that contained most of her superhits including Diamonds, Numb, Stay, Pour It Up and more. The album was quickly a global phenomenon and later even won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
A probable reason for the albums global recognition could be that everyone just got the tracks for nothing all over the internet on pirate websites.
4 (Deluxe Edition) by Beyoncé
Queen Bee with her 2011 album won allocates all over, even the People's Choice for Favorite Album and isn't that a trend for being the most pirated music?
4 (Deluxe Edition) featured some of the biggest hits by Bey and was downloaded in enormous amounts from illegitimate pirated sources making it one of the most pirated albums of all-time.