A NEW chart has revealed the artist that is the most illegally downloaded in Dunfermline ... Swedish dance artist Eric Prydz.
The 36-year-old DJ is best known for his 2004 UK chart topper 'Call me', a remix of Steve Winwood's 1987 track 'Valerie'.
The surprising result comes from the first ever digital music index from music monitoring firm Musicmetric. It shows what is being illegally downloaded and where.
DJ Prydz came out top over bigger and more popular acts such as Rihanna, Noel Gallagher and Ed Sheeran. Prydz has not had a top 40 hit since 2008.
The results across Scotland show an eclectic and somewhat surprising taste in music.
Barbados four-piece Cover Drive were the most illegally downloaded in Elgin while in Dumfries Bon Jovi came out top.
The Smiths are popular in Selkirk while in Airdrie, rockers AC/DC are a favourite.
The strangest result comes from Falkirk, where noughties Russian pop duo t.A.T.u were the most frequently downloaded.
Manchester came out top as the place where most illegal downloads take place.
The result inspired bemusement on the Press Facebook site with many admitting they had never heard of DJ Prydz.
Reader David Mutch said he believed the results were unlikely to be representative of those who use the internet to buy and listen music.
He explained, "Sites such as Spotify allow legal playlisting and offline play of multiple devices for a very modest sum making illegal download a less attractive proposition - so the results may show a non-tech savvy result, which may explain the retro artists shown."
Ed Sheeran's '+' album is the most illegally downloaded album of 2012.
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