Pirated Downloads in the United Kingdom in 2011

The city of London had the most pirated music downloads in 2011, according to Musicmetric, an independent music data tracking service located in the UK.

The top six cities in the UK where music piracy activities occurred in 2011 were London, followed by Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Across the entire UK, the artists that were pirated the most in 2011 were Adele, followed by Jessie J, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga.

Source:  Emma Barnett, “London tops Britain’s illegal download chart,” Telegraph, February 9, 2012.