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John Preston, Former BMG Chairman

John Preston, former BMG Chairman, dies at 67

By Lars Brandle

John Preston, the former BMG Entertainment chairman who guided the careers of the Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, M People and Take That and many more stars of the ‘70s through to the ‘90s, has died after a brief illness.

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A Chinese tech company has become more valuable than Facebook


Tech conglomerate Tencent, which boasts China’s biggest social network and gaming firm, has become the first Asian firm to enter the club of companies worth more than US$500bn.

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The ARIA charts are beginning to look a lot like Christmas


It’s beginning to look — and sound — a lot like Christmas if the ARIA charts are anything to go by, which of course they are.

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Streaming brought in 3X more money than CDs in Australia this year


ARIA’s most recent report confirms what many of us clinging to stacks of cracked jewel cases cannot bear ourselves to accept: that streaming is how people absorb music these days.

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ANIMATION: When Damian Costin knew 123 Agency was here to stay


TIO recently interviewed Damian Costin, Director at 123 Agency, which is behind some of Australia’s most successful tours, and the home of acts like Tash Sultana, Kingswood, Killing Heidi, Trophy Eyes and Pierce Brothers.

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Nominations pile in for Bluesfest, Las Vegas massacre victims suing Live Nation, and more


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

Major label exec suspended following allegations of sexual harassment in Sweden

By Lars Brandle

The Swedish music industry is taking a stand against sexual abuse within its ranks.

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It’s official: Beyonce is the highest-paid woman in music


Beyonce is officially the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to Forbes’ annual list.

Spotify have acquired a sound recording startup for $30 million


Spotify’s slow but sure take over of every sector of the music industry may just be that much closer.

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Guy Sebastian tapped for ABC show, EMC unveils Global Cities After Dark speakers, and more


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