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The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in February 2016

By | Published on Wednesday 2 March 2016

Eddie The Eagle

February then. February. What was at the top of the reading tree in February? Well, it was the news that Gary Barlow has created the soundtrack for the upcoming Eddie The Eagle movie. In doing so, he’s rallied together some 80s popstars and got them to record new songs. Why has this happened? Why is Gary Barlow doing it? These are questions that, even now, it’s very difficult to answer.

Before we get to the full top ten, let’s have a quick look at the most popular features on the CMU website last month. Coming up top is our round up of the five key digital challenges the music industry will face in 2016. Then comes two Beef Of The Week columns – one featuring all of One Direction, the other just Harry Styles on his own. Then there are two episodes of our podcast, leading with the latest in David Lowery’s mechanical rights lawsuit against Spotify and Warner and Sony’s promise to share the proceeds from selling streaming service shares with their artists.

The top ten most-read news stories in full:

01: Gary Barlow rallies 80s popstars for Eddie The Eagle movie soundtrack
02: Richard Antwi dies
03: Irving Azoff too angry to speak to YouTube
04: Dream Themes launch YouTube soap opera Thamesmeerd
05: Sony chief reckons windowing will become the norm in music
06: Popcorn Time rival adds music into the mix
07: Iron Maiden unveil new 747 tour jet
08: Richard Ashcroft discusses new album
09: Tomorrowland operators considering options following SFX bankruptcy
10: YouTube buys Bandpage

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