Here’s the music industry news you need to know this morning.

  1. Spotify to sign new licensing deals with major labels ‘within weeks’? – via MBW 
  2. A Los Angeles judge has sided with Katy Perry in a legal battle that pitted the popstar against several nuns who tried to thwart Perry from purchasing a Los Feliz convent – via Stereogum 
  3. Spotify will restrict some albums to its paid tier – via The Verge 
  4. United Talent Agency (UTA) has appointed Mike “Mike G” Guirguis, Bex Majors and Billy Wood as agents – via MBW 
  5. Vevo’s Watch Party feature is like Turntable.fm for music videos – via The Verge 
  6. Tom Jones is in talks about a musical production based on his music. – via smooth radio 
  7. Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich shares old rejection letter from Abbey Road Studios – via COS 
  8. Performance rights in pre-1972 sound recordings issue taken up by California Supreme Court – via Billboard 
  9. White House says defunding of arts programs, public broadcasting is “completely defensible” – via COS 
  10. Experimental pop musician Anohni is asking fans for unorthodox compensation for a new track from her forthcoming EP, Paradise: “e-mail me at anohni@rebismusic.com and share with me in a sentence or two what you care most about, or your hopes for the future.”  – via LA Times 
  11. Azealia Banks ordered to undergo anger management after pleading guilty over boob-biting case – via NME 
  12. Rihanna to star opposite Adam Driver in music drama ‘Annette’ – via Toronto Sun 
  13. Google Home smart speaker is playing audio ads for Beauty and the Beast – via The Verge 
  14. Scott Cutler, Chief Executive of StubHub: ‘There’s a a 50:50 split on the platform of people selling on their own tickets and “professional” traders’ via FT 
  15. Blink-182 share new song “Parking Lot” from California deluxe edition – via COS 
  16. James Blunt will perform a song he wrote for Carrie Fisher at her funeral – via TMZ 
  17. Spotify considered ending Uber partnership amid mounting scandals. – via The Verge 
  18. Ed Sheeran joins Glastonbury 2017 lineup as Sunday night headliner – via FACT