Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.
EMC today unveil the final program of speakers and expert sessions set to visit Sydney next week for Global Cities After Dark. Watch the speaker announce below
Featuring musical mentor, Guy Sebastian, new ABC show Don’t Stop the Music follows one underprivileged Australian school’s journey to musical literacy. – via ABC
Bruno Mars, Keith Urban and Luis Fonsi‘s Despacito were the biggest winners at the American Music Awards. Niall Horan won New Artist and Coldplay won Tour of the Year. – via Billboard
Warner/Chappell Music has signed a deal with Matt Clifford, long time musical collaborator with Sir Mick Jagger and touring keyboard player with The Rolling Stones.
Veteran publicist, Chris Maric, joins Golden Robot Records – via GRR
Coalition Talent, the live booking and entertainment agency, has announced a wide-ranging joint venture agreement with Ministry of Sound. – via RotD
Universal Music Group has a value of more than $40bn, Vivendi’s CEO thinks. – via Reuters
Taylor Swift’s Reputation sold 84,000 in the UK, split evenly between physical and digital downloads, to top the Album chart. – via OCC
Former teen idol David Cassidy is fighting for his life after reportedly suffering multiple organ failure. – via MoS
Country star Mel Tillis has died aged 85 from respiratory failure. – via Sun
Katy Perry has been ‘banned indefinitely’ from China, following several politically controversial costumes in 2015 and 2014. – via NME
Apple paid $3.3bn in Q4 dividends as its market valuation grew $162bn larger than Google. – via AppleInsider