Ed Sheeran album + tops illegal download charts in Somerset
Ed Sheeran's debut album has been illegally downloaded in the UK more than any other release this year, a report has revealed.
The 21-year-old singer-songwriter's first album, called +, has been named as the country's most pirated album in a survey by Musicmetric, which claims to be the most in-depth study yet of the digital music industry.
In Somerset, Sheeran's album was the most illegally downloaded in seven towns - Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Frome, Taunton, Wellington, Weston-super-Mare and Yeovil.
The second-most illegally downloaded album is Stereo Typical by Rizzle Kicks, and Rihanna's Talk That Talk is third.
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The Rizzle Kicks album was the most illegally downloaded release in Chard, while Rihanna's topped the list in Langport.
Other albums included Jessie J's Domino (Live) in Glastonbury, Discography by Jefferson Airplane in Crewkerne and The Very Best of The Doors in Sherborne, Dorset.
Figures in the first ever Digital Music Index suggest that 33.5 million albums and 9.5 million singles were accessed via BitTorrent downloads in the first half of 2012.
That compares with 43.6 million albums sold legally - either as downloads or from music shops - during the same period, and 93.6 million singles.
View our interactive map below to see the most pirated albums in towns across Somerset and the UK. Click on the red pin over any town for more information.