Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.

A2IM Calls Out Billboard For “Erroneous” Independent Music Power Players List – via Hypebot

Amazon is seeking to partner with US venue owners to sell event tickets, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster’s powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business. – via Reuters

Ticketing website Skiddle have offered to refund people left out of pocket following the collapse of Hope and Glory festival – and blasted the shambolic organisers. – via LiverpoolEcho

FUGA signs Ignition deal as it bulks up US client roster – via MBW

GoDigital Media Group, a Los Angeles-based media and technology company, recently invested $20m into Cinq Music, its record label, distribution, and rights management company, focused on Latin music. – via Billboard

Hip-hop producer XL, aka Trevon Campbell, signs global deal with Reservoir – via MBW

The Jury In Taylor Swift’s Trial Finds David Mueller Guilty Of Assault And Battery – via Vulture

YouTube tests showing how many people are currently watching the same video – The Verge