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

Drake breaks Ed Sheeran’s Spotify record with 76m streams in a day – via MBW

Irving Azoff and a business partner, Tim Leiweke, are said to be in talks to buy Pollstar – via WSJ

French marketing firm Havas pulled its adverts on Google after its ads became attached to extremist material. Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising firm, said it was reviewing its relationship with Google and YouTube. – via Guardian

Drake’s More Life shatters streaming records with 89.9 million streams on Apple Music in 24 hoursvia The Verge

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Royal Blood are among the UK artists who have come together to back FanFair Alliance’s new online guide on buying gig tickets – via M Mag

Warner Bros UK launches streaming-led imprint Artists To Watch Records – via MBW

James Grant Group Acquires Deckstar Management For $12.1 Million – via Hypebot

The BPI’s former head of anti-piracy is under police investigation. Former policeman David Wood was an important stakeholder figure at the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit but was dismissed from the BPI for gross misconduct in 2015. The music group recently forced Wood into bankruptcy. – via Torrentfreak

Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to Australia for the last 10 years – via AppleInsider

MelodyVR and Universal Music Group to produce ground-breaking virtual reality music experiences – via Music Week

Indie UK Music Publisher Sentric Adds $3.7M To Fund Int’l Expansion – via Hypebot

Guy Hands is back: I nearly went under after EMI – now I’m ready to go on a spending spree again… carefully – via Daily Mail

YouTube kills off video annotations in favour of mobile-friendly Cards and End Screens – via BetaNews