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The 100 Most Read Music Industry Stories In 2010

image from www.100xr.com (UPDATED) How did I arrive at this list? Simple. I went into Google Analytics and charted our Top Content from Jan 1, 2010 – Dec 15, 2010. These are listed according to pageviews. Also, I did notice that a few of these posts aren't from 2010. Other than that, the list is pretty self-explanatory. Note that the #1 story on the blog is of a Ke$ha and Katy Perry mash-up. It had +10,000 pageviews.

Oh, don't worry. We'll keep this in mind for the coming year. Hypebot readers say they want news and analysis, but secretly, you all wanted to listen to a Ke$ha and Katy Perry mash-up. P.S. That picture is no accident. As a reader, you're dead to me. No more thoughtful commentary for you. We're a mash-up blog now.

The 100 Most Read Music Industry Stories In 2010:

1. Listen: Are Tik Tok & California Gurls Same Song ?

2. Anonymous Declares War On RIAA Over LimeWire .

3. Tap Tap Revenge Adds 150 Free Songs.

4. iPhone 4 Sells 1.7 Million In 3 Days.

5. Rolling Stone Issues "A Big Fat Thanks" To Record Execs .

6. On The Road With DJ Shadow - Staying Connected With Fans .

7. EMI Reports $2.4 Billion Loss. Needs $160 Million To Avoid Citi Loan Default .

8. Top Ten Gov. Mandates Needed To Save Record Industry From Ultimate Ruin .

9. 6 Rules To Make A Band Website That Rocks .

10. 10 Truths About The Modern Recording Industry.

11. How To Add Music To Facebook.

12. See How Much Indie Artists Make vs. Label Artists .

13. Mark Mulligan: "Most Fans Don’t Use Many Devices" .

14. Why Justin Bieber Is Such A Big Hit.

15. UK Band Gets $300,000 To Change Their Name .

16. Mulve: Recorded Music Industry's Worst Nightmare Comes True .

17. Billboard Names 10 Best Digital Music Startups .

18. Sell Your Own Ringtones.

19. The Steady Decline Of MySpace.

20. Top 10 Best Places To See A Rock Concert In US .

21. 10 Digital Media Trends To Watch in 2010 .

22. 5 Social Media Trends Artists Need To Understand .

23. Top 10 Things To Expect From LimeWire Shutdown .

24. Can Internet Make Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You" A Hit ?

25. Pandora By The Numbers.

26. Happy Quit Myspace Day! Delete Your Account Now .

27. 12 Books That The Record Industry Needs To Read.

28. 100 Free & Affordable High And Low Tech Ways To Promote Live Music.

29. A List Of Income Streams For Musicians.

30. 5 Ways To Ruin Your Relationship With Your Fans .

31. iTunes Says Artist Profiles On Ping Invitation Only .

32. Apple Says Go To Distributor To Get iTunes Ping Artist Profile .

33. 5 Reasons Not To Sign A Record Deal .

34. The Hypebot Hit Song Contest: Enter Now .

35. 5 Reasons That You Still Might Want To Sign To A Record Label .

36. Top 15 Most Popular Music Sites .

37. Music Publishers Demanding 360 Rights From Artists .

38. Photo: You Mean Those Speaker Stacks Are Fake ?

39. Major Label Atlantic Asks Fan To Help Fund New Natty Release .

40. Topspin Shares Impressive Music Marketing Study .

41. Full Length Songs On Your Cell .

42. Stevie Nicks Says 'The Internet Has Destroyed Rock .'

43. Top Facebook Music Applications .

44. Modern Music Marketing Basics .

45. Arcade Fire Rethinks Album Format, Tells No One .

46. Fast Company Names 10 Most Innovative Music Companies of 2010 .

47. Artist Marketing: Do Something Small Weekly, Something Big Monthly .

48. How To Create A Great Digital Music Strategy .

49. Gene Simmons To 'Sue The Pants Off' Anonymous .

50. Homeless Street Musician Gets Record Deal .

51. Do Four Chords Make Up Every Hit Song?

52. Brian Eno: "Recorded Music Equals Whale Blubber ."

53. Indies Artists Asked To Pay $250 To Sell At Best Buy .

54. The Paradox of Music: Is More, Really Less ?

55. Jack White: "Fuck You, You Hip Motherfuckers! "

56. 10 Issues Facing The Music Industry.

57. Music Piracy And The End Of Culture.

58. Indie Artists & Labels Grab 50% Of Grammy Nominations .

59. Weezer Misleads Fans, Sells Out To Hurley International .

60. How To Get A Job In The Music Industry .

61. ReverbNation Expands Music Distribution Service .

62. 6 Reasons Not To Quit MySpace.

63. Report: Spotify Paid Lady Gaga $167 For 1M Plays .

64. With Mixtapes & Social Media, Is The Album So Far Gone ?

65. Top 10 Indie Music Marketing Tools.

66. Bandzoogle Upgrades Web Site Builder And Music Marketing Platform .

67. New Music Industry Executives To Watch In 2010 .

68. 4 Reasons Why Fans Are File-Sharing Your Music. .

69. As Music Industry Struggles, Artist Income Grows.

70. Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will "Reform" Music In 5 Years .

71. BuzzMedia Adds 6 Major Music Blogs .

72. Artist Revenue Opportunities Without Playing Live .

73. Bandcamp To Switch From Free To Paid Service.

74. The New Demo Tape.

75. Graphic: How Much Can Musicians Earn Online ?

76. The Great Indie Music Conspiracy.

77. Bob Baker: Giving Music Fans These 3 Choices Leads to More Revenue .

78. "AutoTune News" Hit "Bed Intruder" Grabs #89 On Billboard Hot 100 .

79. Fans Raising $10M To Get Weezer To Stop Making Lame Records .

80. The 6 Top Bands Still Not On iTunes .

81. Topspin Media Now Sells Tickets.

82. OK STOP: Marketing and Music Videos.

83. Think About These 2009 Music Sales Figures.

84. Camper Van Beethoven Asks Fans For $3500 To Sponser Trip .

85. A Student's View Of Berklee's Topspin Course .

86. Greg Rollett: Outsource These 5 Things Now And Focus On Your Music .

87. Layoffs Continue At Warner Bros. Records.

88. Free Downloads Are No Longer "Free" In Bandcamp .

89. 4 Songwriters Shaping Hits In Popular Music.

90. How To Create A Band Facebook Page.

91. iTunes Nears 10 Billion Downloads.

92. T Bone Burnett: Artists Should “Stay Completely Away From The Internet .”

93. A New Artist Checklist From SoundExchange.

94. No Shoe-Strings Attached, Unless They're Converse .

95. Unlock Your iPod If You've Lost The Code.

96. Indie Sup Pop Considers Radical New Sales Model .

97. A Look At The Death Of The Record Industry In 1980 .

98. Video: Nashville Flood Destroys Famous Guitars.

99. Best of 2010: The Most Interesting And Innovative Music Start-ups .

100. Ariel Hyatt's "Indie Maximum Exposure List "

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