Music analytics firm Musicmetric has published some new research into the level of BitTorrent piracy for the headliners of this year’s Coachella festival. It finds that Snoop Dogg is the most torrented headliner, with the Black Keys close behind, followed by Dr Dre, Radiohead and Swedish House Mafia. It identifies more than 108k Snoop Dogg filesharers in the period of 18-24 March, compared to 102k Black Keys sharers. In its announcement, Musicmetric draws attention to the fact that the Keys’ new album isn’t on Spotify – one implication being that this is fuelling the filesharing. We’re not so sure this particular data proves that: the other artists’ albums are on Spotify, after all, so the filesharing is more a reflection of their overall popularity.

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