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These were the most legally downloaded musicians of 2014

Thom Yorke Radiohead
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    BitTorrent has released data on the most legally downloaded artists of 2014, and none other than Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke tops the list.

    In September, Yorke released his sophomore solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes exclusively through BitTorrent as a digital download. “It’s an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around,” he explained upon the album’s initial release. “If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.”

    It appears Yorke’s experiment paid off, as his music received 1.1 million downloads in just its first week of release.

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    Diplo, De La Soul, and Hundred Waters were among other artists who saw their music legally downloaded on BitTorrent. Check out the complete top 10 below (via The FADER).

    BitTorrent’s 10 Most Legally Downloaded Artist of 2014
    1. Thom Yorke
    2. Diplo
    3. Gramatik
    4. De La Soul
    5. Zeds Dead
    6. G-Eazy
    7. Ace Hood
    8. Mad Decent
    9. Vinyl Williams
    10. Hundred Waters

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