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.

Star-studded iHeartRadio Jingle Ball demonstrates the power of corporate radio’s influence: Performers included The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, Hedley and The Chainsmokers - Toronto Star

The Weeknd's Starboy is glistening, interstellar R’n’B of the highest quality: "It is very easy to listen to even when the sexist, macho and emotionally stunted content of his songs appalls." -- The Telegraph

The future 50: The rising music stars to look out for -- The Guardian

What the top 50 global music festivals reveal about today's live music industry:  Festivals are often cash cows for the music industry, and 2016 is proving to be no different -- Cherie Hu, Forbes

How managers are helping drive forward artists' recording careers -- Anabella Coldrick, MBW

Syco scores 30th UK No. 1 album as Little Mix sells 96K in week one: That's quite the record for the label founded by Simon Cowell in 2002 -- MBW

Civil cases against MegaUpload kept on hold pending criminal action: Both cases put over until April -- TorrentFreak

Popular 1980s club music star Colonel Abrams dies at 67: His first hit in Britain sold 1.25M records before taking off in America with the hit songs “Trapped” and “I’m Not Gonna Let You” -- Page Six, NY Post

What I learned from seven years as The Guardian's audience editor: For five of those years I’ve spent every working moment plugged into the richest realtime data source of any news organisation in the world. It’s been very like being in the Matrix but with less kung fu and more Polly Toynbee and Nigel Farage -- Chris Moran


 

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