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

Amy Shark Scheduled To Perform On November 15 “Late Late Show With James Corden” – via HeadlinePlanet

FastForward conference headed to Sydney on April 12 & 13 – via FF

Taylor Swift expected to hold new album off streaming sites initially – via FT

Kanye West is taking steps to trademark the name “Yeezy Sound” for the purpose of “streaming of music, audio, images, video and other multimedia”. – via Complex

Thirty-two cultural and creative projects will receive almost $645,000 for activities and events that support cultural events and boost the local economy. – via City of Sydney

ARIA Gold-certified writer/producer Jesse Porsches has signed a worldwide music publishing deal with BMG. – via Facebook

Mogwai return to Australia for headline shows in March 2018 – via Mogwai

Robert Plant will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Americana Awards, to be held at Hackney Empire on February 1. – via Nonesuch

Julia Michaels will be appearing at Forbes Street Studios in Sydney on Nov 27 for a very special and intimate evening to talk about songwriting, collaboration and give insights into her world, sharing knowledge as a breakout artist and international songwriter.

Sir Elton John has been honoured at Harvard for his efforts to fight HIV and Aids. – via Billboard

LyricFind, the pioneering company that brought fully legal lyrics to search engines, lyric sites, and music streaming services around the world, is launching LyricMerch. LyricMerch is the first ever on-demand licensed lyric merchandise platform where fans can design their own merch, complete with their favorite song lyrics. – via LyricMerch

Absolute Label Services and Bucks Music Group have formed a joint venture to provide neighbouring rights collection for independent artists and labels. – via RotD

Bad Wolves Sign To Eleven Seven Music, the vision of Tenth Street Entertainment C.E.O. Allen Kovac- via Facebook

The character limit for all Twitter users is about to be doubled to 280. – via ARS