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.

Quota needed to protect Irish music industry: Musicians are demanding a minimum amount of indigenous songs played on radio amid claims that such a move could create up to 10,000 jobs -- Irish Independent

A music industry MBA is the R&R: Creative people can gain skills by studying the economics of streaming and royalties -- Financial Times

US lawmakers unveil first major proposals on reviewing copyright law: The proposal would give greater autonomy to the Copyright Office, although it will remain part of the legislative branch -- Variety

Michael Jordan wins a tough copyright case in China: Basketball legend now owns his Chinese name, following a years-long legal battle over a trademark dispute -- CBS News

Jamaica's dancehall scene don't get no Grammys respect: Drake, Justin Bieber poaching, not promoting, the genre -- Jamaica Observer

How to open a record store in the era of streaming: Gary Abugan and Brandon Edward Hocura, the crate-diggers behind a new Toronto record store Invisible City Editions, suggest one should put stuff in the store that you want in your own collection -- Jordan Darville, Fader

Can legalized weed sales help ailing record shops turn over a new leaf? “There’s a history of marijuana and music that goes back to the jazz era,” says Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day, who also notes retail’s role in selling paraphernalia — record stores birthed head shops. “Anytime human behavior is decriminalized, it’s good for business.” -- Andy Gensler, Billboard

Invasion of the pop-up shops: Are temporary merch stores the new record stores? Pop-ups are not a new concept in retail, but are becoming standard in music -- Kevin Ritchie, Now

Roger McGuinn talks about Bobby Darin in Vegas, and how folk music was the hip-hop of the '50s -- Variety

How tech has changed the online music marketplace: Online music services growing in popularity, but their business models need to change -- Music Think Tank

With a flood of urbanites, a Canadian hippie haven tries to keep its mellow: Nelson, BC's charms are becoming its curse as the recent influx of people to this compact town of 10K has led to an affordable housing crisis -- NYT

A transcendent Patti Smith accepts Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize: Performs "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the ceremony --New Yorker

Travels of Canadian musician Zachary Lucky are a theme to his latest album -- The Globe and Mail

Is Toronto really a music city?: A dissenting view -- Puregrainaudio.com

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: Canadians making the list include Wolf Parade, Neil Young, Kaytranada, The Weeknd, Preoccupations and Leonard Cohen -- The Observer

Vinyl record sales keep increasing but indie labels don't reap the benefits -- The Guardian

Gail Ann Dorsey remembers David Bowie: Bassist in his band recalls his kindness and multi-faceted talents --The Guardian

 

 

 

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