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The ten most-read news stories on in September 2013

By | Published on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Miley Cyrus

So, it’s with a strange mixture of pride and despair that we announce that the second most read news story on the CMU website in September was one headlined, ‘Miley Cyrus licks hammer’. She was comfortably seen off the top spot by a report on The Pirate Bay dropping its artist promotion service The Promo Bay from its homepage. But, come on, I think we all know who the real winner is here.

After Miley, a brief report on The Dead Weather heading back into the studio takes third, the many woes of Insane Clown Posse fourth, and Michael Buble’s 2014 UK tour dates fifth. Meanwhile in sixth was speculation on what a cryptic message posted by The Killers could mean (a report apparently much more interesting that the reality, if traffic numbers are anything to go by).

Next up, a cluster of music industry stories, with the news of Muve Music founder Jeff Toig’s appointment to the role of Chief Business Officer at SoundCloud at seven, a report on Spotify’s new Connect service, which allows premium customers to stream across multiple devices and wireless speakers more easily, at eight, and OfCom’s latest piracy report at nine.

Then, rounding things off, is Celine Dion. And I don’t think there’s anything that could be added to that sentence.

In CMU features this month, the most popular was an Approved column on Altrego (apparently tweets from Premiership footballers help). After that was CMU Editor Andy Malt on the 20 possible contenders for this year’s Mercury Prize, two more Approveds – Lithuania popstar GJan and Danish up-and-comer – and finally a Beef Of The Week which saw Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme take on Jay-Z. Marvellous.

The top ten most-read news stories in full:

01: The Pirate Bay drops artist promotion service
02: Miley Cyrus licks hammer
03: Jack White reactivates The Dead Weather
04: Insane Clown Posse festival faces bankruptcy, as rap duo sued by former publicist
05: Michael Buble lists 2014 shows
06: The Killers aiming to take #ShotAtTheNight
07: Jeff Toig joins SoundCloud
08: Spotify to add Connect to premium service
09: OfCom publishes piracy report
10: Celine Dion talks ‘good time’ LP

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