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The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in December 2015

By | Published on Friday 8 January 2016


Hey, look everyone, we made it all the way to the end of 2015, which means we just have one more month worth of popular articles to look at before moving on to 2016.

The most-read article on the CMU website in December 2015 was one with the headline ‘US Copyright Board could rule on Pandora royalties today’. Spoiler alert: It didn’t. The ruling actually came in the middle of the next week. But it could have happened the previous Friday, and I think that’s the important take away here.

Down in third place was an article with the headline ‘SFX bondholders want a Live Nation acquisition for Christmas’. Spoiler alert: They didn’t get one. And now the company might be about to go bankrupt instead.

You can scour the full top ten below, but first let’s have a look at the five most popular features in December. Top of the list was our comprehensive look at people who were thrilled in 2015, which is good because it took ages. Then there’s a trends article looking forward to 2016 and the digital challenges facing the music industry. Plus there was a Beef Of The Week relating to Drake’s perceived Grammy snub (and how it was actually his label’s fault), an edition of the CMU Podcast, and in fifth an article on one of our favourite artists of 2015, Grimes.

The top ten most-read news stories in full:

01: US Copyright Board could rule on Pandora royalties today
02: Ticketmaster takes the heat during unprecedented demand for Adele tickets Stateside
03: SFX bondholders want a Live Nation acquisition for Christmas
04: Veteran acts top hardest working bands in the UK list
05: MegaUpload founder uses Christmas address to summarise his many grievances with the US
06: The Ghost Inside offer update after bus crash
07: BMG v Cox judge expands on his decision to deny ISP a safe harbour
08: SoundCloud and PRS reach agreement, legal action off
09: Pirate Bay’s .org domain down
10: Scott Weiland’s ex-wife writes open letter, asks fans not to glorify death

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