Around The Web: Stories You Will Want To Read

Today's collection of recent news, features and opinions we found on the web that we thought might be of interest to our readers.

The making of The Last Waltz: When the Band decided to stop touring, they asked a young director named Martin Scorsese to put their farewell concert on film. In an excerpt from his new memoir, Testimony, guitarist-songwriter Robbie Robertson recalls the night of Thanksgiving 1976, where electric performances by legends such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell created rock history -- Robbie Robertson, Vanity Fair

An unsigned artist makes 4X more from streaming than a major label artist: Signing to a major label used to be the only way to succeed.  Now, in a world dominated by streaming music, it can cost an artist dearly -- Digital Music News

Shazam adds video on in-app music feature: There are about 120 million people using Netflix on a monthly basis, and Shazam was downloaded over 1 billion times since it was introduced. Clearly there's a huge market here for the music app to take advantage of, and music videos is the right step -- Tech Times

Matt Holubowski, Quebec La Voix winner, talks about his new 'Solitudes' album that is Top 10 in Canada -- The Gazette

Direct-to-fan services ranked: Agency Wicksteed Works covers 17 services: Bandcamp, Bandzoogle, Big Cartel, Church of Merch, Fullscreen Direct, Greedbag by state51, Kontraband, Music Glue, Musicraiser, PledgeMusic, Qrates, Sandbag, Songkick, Sunshine HQ, Ticketmaster, TM Stores and Topspin -- Music Ally

David Bowie -- three more songs from Lazarus sessions revealed: The Guardian

Leonard Cohen revisits the sounds of his youth in Montreal for new album -- The Globe and Mail

A profile of Green Day mainman Billie Joe Armstrong-- New York Times


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