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

By | Published on Thursday 5 March 2015

BRIT Awards 2015

Right, so, straight off this week, I’d like to draw your attention to number seven in our top ten most-read stories for last month. Or, more importantly, this article that doesn’t feature in the top ten.

‘The customary BRITs write-up (non ITV-approved version)’, sat there at number seven in our chart, is the punchline to that other article, and if you’re reading the former and not the latter (as seems to be the case for a lot of people) then you’re just reading an unnecessarily sweary report on this year’s BRIT Awards. OK, there’s nothing wrong with that, per se. But at least in recognition of the amount of effort that went into THIS ONE HERE THAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO READ take a quick look.

Right up at the top of our chart is a report on The Pirate Bay and developments at the always controversial site since its return to the internet, after going offline in December. Oh, and speaking of digital music services that have kept going far longer than anyone thought, Qtrax is also back – people’s surprise putting that news story at number ten.

Before we get to the full list, let’s just take a quick look at our most popular features last month. Katy Perry’s attempt to claim ownership of Left Shark was most popular, followed by an Approved column on LA Priest, Jack White’s battle with a student newspaper, an interview with Merlin boss Charles Caldas, and our Artists Of The Year piece on Babymetal.

The top ten most-read news stories in full:

01: Moderators back to clear up The Pirate Bay, as legal challenges continue
02: Bono writes about accident and recovery
03: Gavin Clark dies
04: Kanye hears Beck’s album: “This is kind of good”
05: US Copyright Office publishes numerous proposals for overhaul of music licensing
06: Snapchat allows music capture in videos – is it licensed?
07: The customary BRITs write-up (non ITV-approved version)
08: The Pirate Bay is back online (more or less)
09: Apple’s rumoured plans for iBeats revealed
10: Qtrax is back, and this time it’ll fix piracy and artist royalty gripes

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