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

By | Published on Monday 13 June 2016

AC/DC Rock Or Bust

Axl Rose taking up his new position as frontman of AC/DC hasn’t been without controversy. Although it does seem to have brought out some good qualities in the normally tardy and argumentative Guns N Roses frontman. He’s chirpy, turns up on time for things, and is deferential. As such, our most popular story in May was Axl Rose accepting all blame for any problems anyone has with him replacing Brian Johnson.

Up behind that was our old friend the Pirate Bay .org domain. After years trying to escape it, the file-sharing network found itself back where it started last month. For how long remains to be seen, but it’s doing alright at the moment.

Before we take a look at the full list of most read news stories from last month, let’s take a quick look at our most popular features during May. Top of that list was a Beef Of The Week column on Rob Zombie defending Babymetal. Next up, our ever-popular article on the five key digital challenges for the music industry in 2016, another Beef Of The Week featuring Avril Lavigne defending Nickelback, and finally two episodes of our podcast, with a Great Escape debrief and Sony/ATV becoming wholly owned by Sony Corp.

The top ten most-read news stories in full:

01: Axl Rose to blame for everything
02: The Pirate Bay returns to its original .org domain
03: Rob Zombie back on the Babymetal campaign trail
04: MegaUpload data potentially lost as aging hard drives fail, say lawyers
05: Beastie Boys founder John Berry dies
06: Bataclan survivor writes response to Jesse Hughes
07: Intellectual Property Office sets out copyright objectives for next four years
08: BPI announces big increases for UK music market in 2015, lays into YouTube for ruining everything
09: Massive growth but increased losses at Spotify, when will it go into profit?
10: Facebook in talks with labels over limited music licences

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