Around The Web: Stories You Will Want To Read

Today's collection of news, features and interesting stuff we found around the web in the past 24 hours that caught our interest and hopefully yours too.

SightSound Versus Apple, and the Death Squad for Patents: We’re the guys who invented the download music store, showed it all to Steve, and got rolled by Apple – Medium

Russian collection societies break ties amidst fog of fraud – Billboard

State of the agency business: UTA's Jules de Lattre considers developments in the independent agency sector, and urges caution in maintaining trust with clients as new opportunities become available – IQ

Music is just 4.3% of YouTube traffic, research shows – Digital Music News

Why Canada’s new Music Hall of Fame is making history -- Forbes

Local hero Jonny Dovercourt’s 16-year career championing Toronto Indie acts – Carla Gillis, Now

Why I want to be kd lang when I grow up: The case/lang/veirs collaboration left us grateful and uplifted at the Danforth Music Hall – Carla Gillis, Now

Will ‘The Get Down’ succeed where ‘Vinyl’ failed? A look at Netflix’s new hip-hop drama – Rolling Stone


John Claridge’s best photograph: Chet Baker lost in memory – The Guardian

In the groove: Czech firm tops list of world's vinyl record producers: Once a dusty communist factory, GZ Media has tapped vinyl’s rebirth to become a £76m outfit pressing 25m records a year – The Guardian

Whenever there’s a new leak of classified documents, it’s always fun to run through it and see what kind of goofy names the men in black at the National Security Agency have come up with. The latest breach is no exception—it’s a treasure trove of hilarious monikers like EPICBANANA, WOBBLYLLAMA and EGREGIOUSBLUNDER – Fortune Data Sheet



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