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

Neil Finn releasing the actual recording of new solo album via livestream – via Stuff.co.nz

After a long stint with BMIAdele has left to join the smaller SESAC, whose sources point out that the former operates not-for-profit whereas the latter has a different business model. – via Billboard

Dean Lewis Signs International Deals With Island Records & Universal – via The Music

Lady Gaga’s team (she is a witness in the Kesha defamation case) has accused Dr Luke’s legal team of manipulating the truth by calling her out for withholding ‘relevant information’ – via Vanity Fair

Ben Folds is playing a requests show at the Sydney Opera House – via Brag

Coldplay is harnessing Live Nation’s legal team to ban the sale of bootleg merch outside their upcoming Massachusetts show. – via TMZ

Pandora Reports No User Growth, But Q2 Revenue Grew More Than Expected – via Hypebot

Bandsintown has released an enhanced app, with increased opportunities for big name, touring artists to communicate more directly with their fans and followers. – via Billboard

Spotify retains clear lead over Apple Music with 60M paid subscribers – via AppleInsider

In the US, Cloud-based mastering company Landr launches its own digital music distribution service. – via DMN