Besides all the great music that came out this year, there was plenty of other news happening too in the music world. Here is our top 10 of the biggest stories.
Every year has a soundtrack and this year featured some great new albums to guide us through. Our music team spend their every waking hours thinking about what's happening in the space and wanted to share their top 15 albums of the year. If you haven't been listening to these, you're already behind. Get on it!
Free music is a great way to connect bands, brands and consumers but everything we know about that model is changing, and fast. Momentum New York's Glenn Minerley looks at what smart brands can do to keep innovating and finding beneficial ways to connect people, music and the brands.