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The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in April 2014

By | Published on Wednesday 14 May 2014


April was a busy month for digital stories, as you’ll see from the list below. Coming up top was a report on Deezer’s expansion of its free offer and new partnership with Samsung.

Also making the top ten were’s smartwatch, the BBC’s online-only Eurovision radio station, the status of some of the files uploaded to MegaUpload, Beggars Group’s review of its current 50/50 streaming royalty split with artists, the removal of Vulfpeck’s silent album from Spotify, and the announcement that Glastonbury will have its own 4G network this year.

In addition to all that, popular last month on the CMU website were Skullcandy’s headphones for women (who knew that all headphones before now weren’t actually unisex?), Robbie Williams’ speech at this year’s Artist & Managers Awards, and the power of Tulisa’s brain.

Our most popular features last month were an interview with Nick Sabine and Ryan Keeling from Resident Advisor, a release round-up featuring Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey, a Beef Of The Week column on the backlash against Avril Lavigne’s latest music video, an Approved feature on Frida Sundemo, and an interview with WhoSampled’s James Hamlin.

The top ten most-read news stories in full:

01: Deezer expands free offer, partners with Samsung
02: preparing to launch a smartwatch
03: Skullcandy announces headphones for women
04: BBC announces standalone Eurovision radio station
05: Artist & Manager Awards presented, Robbie Williams uses speech to say “fuck you” to everyone
06: Lost Megaupload data sitting in a Virginia warehouse
07: Tulisa’s brain proven to be one of the smartest
08: Beggars reviewing 50/50 streaming split with artists
09: Vulfpeck told to take down silent Spotify album, issue statement (on Spotify)
10: Glastonbury to have own 4G network

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