There's an interesting story in the Daily Mail that says more than £340m ($536m CAD) worth of music was filtched from the Internet in the first six months of 2012.
And before anyone goes blaming The Pirate Bay, remember that it was blocked earlier this year. Downloaders have merely found other ways to get their fix of free music.
Obviously, this is of major concern. No wonder so many shops are closing up. Plus music is a major British export, accounting for £1.2billion in trade annually.
This new story sort of jibes with this infographic on cities that share the most songs. Actually, it's worse.