MUSO Reports: USA, Russia, and India Tops the Chart on Digital Piracy With Over 300B Visits to Piracy Websites

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“Global data shows more than 300 billion visits to piracy sites in 2017, a 1.6 percent increase from 2016

TV is the most regularly consumed pirated content, with 106.9 billion visits, followed by music (73.9 billion visits) and film (53.2 billion visits)

Across music and TV, mobile devices are used more than desktops to access piracy content – mobiles were used for 87 percent of visits to music sites and 52 percent to TV sites

Streaming websites are the most popular outlet for accessing pirated content, although torrent-based film piracy slightly increased towards the end of the year”

In the city of LONDON united kingdom on the 21st day of  March 2018 – MUSO.COM  reported that worldwide piracy rose by 1.6 percent through  2017. , The global authority on internet piracy identified 300.2 billion visits to piracy websites across music, TV, and film, publishing, and software.

It claimed that more than a third of these visits were to piracy sites hosting television content which stood at 106.9 billion; which is more than music which stood at 73.9 billion and film having 53.2 billion sites visits. 

The United States of America is number one on the list with visits to piracy sites at 27.9 billion, followed by Russian Federation  with 20.6 billion and India being the 3rd had over 16 billion visits with the following as reported by MUSO;

4) Brazil (12.7 billion) visits
5) Turkey (11.9 billion)
6) Japan (10.6 billion)
7) France (10.5 billion)
8) Indonesia (10.4 billion)
9) Germany (10.2 billion)
10) United Kingdom (9.0 billion)

Andy Chatterley, co-founder, and CEO, MUSO said 

There is a belief that the rise in popularity of on-demand services – such as Netflix and Spotify – have solved piracy, but that theory simply doesn’t stack up. Our data suggest that piracy is more popular than ever………With the data showing us that 53 percent of all piracy happens on unlicensed streaming platforms, it has become clear that streaming is the most popular way for consumers to access content, whether it be via legitimate channels or illegitimate ones. The piracy audience is huge and yet, for the most part, it’s an opportunity that’s completely ignored. It’s important that the content industries embrace the trends emerging from this data, not only in strategic content protection but also in understanding the profile of the piracy ‘consumer’ for better business insight and monetizing these audiences

In the TV Piracy trend, the report reveals that vast majority of web visits to these piracy sites were made via web-streaming sites (96.1 percent), with access via mobile devices (51.92 percent) rising up the ranks to become the most popular way of consuming illegitimate content – surpassing desktop for the first time.  Meanwhile, access to piracy websites for music dramatically surged in 2017, increasing to 73.9 billion visits: a 14.7 percent increase from 2016. Interestingly, music stream-ripper piracy decreased in the second half of the year, down by 33.86 percent from the first half. This is most likely a result of the leading global stream-ripper site,, being shut down in September, closely followed by several other popular stream-ripping sites later in the year. 

From the report, it is worthy of note that Mobile heavily outweighs desktop when it comes to the devices used for accessing pirated music. A massive 87.13 percent of visits are through mobile devices, compared to just 12.87 percent from desktops.

You can access the report for £1,000 +VAT per country

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Manchester United Will Bounce Back Next Season – Eric Bailly

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Eric Bailly has insisted that Manchester United will come back better next season following a disappointing end to the 2017-18 campaign.

Manchester United managed to secure second spot in the Premier League table, but suffered a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final last weekend.

United also lost to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16, but Bailly has said that the team will put smiles back on the faces of the supporters next season.

“We would have liked to have finished the season by winning the FA Cup,” Bailly posted on Instagram. “Unfortunately, it was not to be. Nevertheless, we’ve wrapped up a season in which there were ups and downs.

“Now it’s time to stop, to learn from this season, to rest, and to enjoy our families and friends so we can come back next season even stronger. We’re eager to set new goals and to see lots of smiles in the stands at Old Trafford next year

“Thanks for the support you have given the entire team throughout the season. And especially, thank you very much for the love you have always shown me. Let’s go United! And good luck to my teammates who are playing in the World Cup!”

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Stefano Rapetti Joins Jose Mourinho’s Backroom Staff At Manchester United

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Stefano Rapetti has arrived at Manchester United to become part of Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff.

The 41-year-old has previously worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan, where he was tasked with overlooking fitness and rehabilitation of players.

Stefano Rapetti has most recently worked at Sampdoria 

United have also added Michael Carrick to their backroom staff, and the same report suggests that Under-18s coach Kieran McKenna has been promoted to a senior role.

Rui Faria, who had been Mourinho’s right-hand man for more than 17 years, officially stepped down this week to leave the assistant manager’s position vacant.

Mourinho was asked by the Portuguese press last week about whether he could reveal who his next assistant will be.

In response, Mourinho said: ‘No. It’s a person coming who worked with me before but I can’t say the name because he’s still linked to another club.

‘Michael Carrick becomes a coach on the pitch but I’m looking for two new people on the team. Good coaches there are many, but I like to make my assistants.

‘I do not like trained coaches, I like to shape them in my way of thinking and they grow with me and I also grow with them.’ 


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Unai Emery Will Have Money To Spend On Transfers – Ivan Gazidis

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Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery will be backed with transfer funds to strengthen his squad this summer, according to the club’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

It was earlier reported that Arsene Wenger‘s successor would have just £50m to spend during the transfer window, but the businessman has now downplayed such rumours.

Speaking to reporters during Emery’s first press conference as Gunners boss, Gazidis confirmed that the Spaniard will receive the same level of financial backing as his predecessor.

“We don’t discuss our finances publicly but we run ourselves on a very clear and transparent model. Anyone who wants to look at our accounts can do so. All of the money has always been available to our manager and that will carry on,” he said.

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossip This Morning

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  • Tottenham have opened negotiations with Manchester United for £75m-rated Toby Alderweireld.
  • Willian is open to a Manchester United move as his exit from Chelsea looks increasingly likely.
  • Arsenal are ready to swoop for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrian Rabiot following his World Cup 2018 snub.
  • Liverpool are fast becoming AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s best option for a summer transfer.
  • Arsenal’s three decision-makers staged a secret envelope vote over the new boss – and all went for Unai Emery.
  • Manuel Pellegrini is keen on highly-rated Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to kick off his reign as West Ham boss.
  • Arsenal are ready to launch a raid for Nice star Jean-Michael Seri this summer.
  • Senior Everton stars are ready to quit the club over a deep division in the dressing room involving Tom Davies and Oumar Niasse.
  • Manchester City target Jorginho will hold crunch talks with Napoli next week.
  • West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to make Chelsea star Willy Caballero his first summer signing.
  • West Ham have made a £1.2m bid for Derby’s Luke Thomas as Manuel Pellegrini looks to the future.
  • Graham Potter has dismissed talks that he will become the new Swansea manager.
  • Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will not eat in the hours before Saturday’s Champions League final as he maintains his Ramadan fast.
  • Southampton will not receive any bonus payments should any of their former players help Liverpool win the Champions League.
  • John Terry is poised to sign a new 12-month deal if Aston Villa are promoted, the terms of which could include him missing games against his former club, Chelsea.
  • West Ham co-owner David Gold has confirmed the club will back new manager Manuel Pellegrini and spend record funds on transfers this summer.
  • England’s relegated stars are under pressure to find new clubs to ensure they stay in Gareth Southgate’s plans.
  • Paul Robinson believes Joe Hart is capable of rediscovering the form that earned him 75 England caps, and therefore regaining his place as the national team’s goalkeeper.
  • Maurizio Sarri has snubbed a £5.2m-a-year chance to manage Zenit St Petersburg as he wants the Chelsea job.
  • Massimiliano Allegri could have been appointed Arsenal manager if Arsene Wenger has stood down a year earlier.
  • Incoming Everton boss Marco Silva is due to meet with freshly-appointed director of football Marcel Brands this week.
  • Rangers’ move for Fenerbahce’s Martin Skrtel has hit a hitch with the defender’s agent confirming the clubs are “terribly far apart” from a deal.
  • Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns wants the club to give Scotland striker Jason Cummings a second chance.
  • Neil Lennon has revealed Dylan McGeouch could yet sign a new deal at Hibs.
  • Jim McIntyre is the frontrunner to replace Jack Ross as St Mirren boss.

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Davido Signs New Artist Idowest To His Record Label DMW

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Prominent Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name, Davido, has announced the signing of raving music star Idowest to the DMW family.

The DMW boss made the announcement in the late hours of Wednesday on his social media where he shared photos from the signing.

The announcement carried the the caption: “Welcome to DMW !! IDOWEST!!!!!! You have proved ur worth!!!! NOW LETS GET MONEY!! JI MASUN!! Cc @officialidowest @prince_ii 🏆

The “Shepeteri” crooner can be seen signing the dotted lines.

There is no denying the fact that he has started to reap the fruit of his labour as he has enjoyed massive success in 2018 since dropping his hit single “Shepeteri” in October 2017.

With Idowest on board, the number of artistes on the DMW team is now six namely; Davido, Dremo, Mayorkun, Yonda, Peruzzi.

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Governor Shettima Orders Bet9ja, Nairabet Agents Out Of Borno

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Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has ordered agents of online gambling sites, Bet9ja and NairaBet, out of the state.

Daily Trust quoted the governor as saying this on Sunday, while speaking at the 14th Annual Ramadan Lecture organized by Borno Radio Television Corporation in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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The directive came after he assured that  the state government will take proactive measures in addressing the adverse effects of online gambling as well as drug and substance abuse among others.

 “I have given directives to all Bet-Naija and Nairabet agents in the state to leave immediately. Drug and substance abuse gives birth to all immoral vices hence government’s determination to fight all forms of social vices,” Shettima declared.

The governor enjoined Muslims to unite for the common cause of salvaging the state.

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Dr. Umar Alkali, in his lecture titled “Education for Girl Child and responsibility of Muslims” implored Muslims to invest in the education of orphans and vulnerable ones for future prosperity.

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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After an underwhelming first season at Chelsea, striker Alvaro Morata looks near certain to move on this summer with AC Milan emerging as a potential destination. The Spaniard had been linked with Serie A rivals Juventus. (Sky Italia)


However, the Rossoneri are facing up to the very real possibility of expulsion from next season’s UEFA Europa League after breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules in last summer’s €174million splurge. Gennaro Gattuso’s side had qualified by finishing sixth in Serie A. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

With Maurizio Sarri seemingly on his way to Chelsea, Napoli have reportedly reached a deal with a former Blues boss, Carlo Ancelotti, to become their new manager. The former Real Madrid, Juventus, Milan and PSG coach has been out of work since being sacked by Bayern in the autumn. (Corriere dello Sport)


Another day brings another wrinkle to the Antoine Griezmann saga with reports the French international has given Barcelona his word he will sign for them this summer. The Atletico Madrid forward has been linked with the Catalan giants for several months now. (Mundo Deportivo)

Brighton & Hove Albion look set to make Paris Saint-Germain prospect Moussa Sissako their first summer signing. The 17-year-old Malian defender will reject a four-year deal at PSG to join the Seagulls. (RMC)

Outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he was offered ‘complete control’ at Real Madrid. “When the new stadium was built I thought I had five years left at Arsenal,” Wenger said. “After just one year the offer came from Real Madrid and although you are always tempted by Madrid, it was not a good moment for Arsenal. I was offered total control of the club.” (Marca)


Manchester United are no longer interested in Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe after discovering the French club’s asking price for the full-back. Talks had been underway for a few days, but if Monaco don’t change their position, Manchester United have other transfer targets they can turn to instead. (Le 10)

The agent of Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon, who will leave Turin after 17 years this summer, was in Paris on Tuesday to meet with Paris Saint-Germain officials. (L’Equipe)


Dortmund have a new coach in Lucien Favre and will now need a new captain too, after Marcel Schmelzer announced that he will be hanging up his armband. “It’s my decision, I think it’s for the best,” he said. (Kicker)


Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck, whose place in England’s 23-man World Cup squad was confirmed last season, has surprisingly been linked with Turkish side Besiktas. He scored five times in 12 Premier League starts last season. (Fotospor)


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