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

After artist backlash, SXSW will remove controversial immigration clause in 2018 contracts – full story on The Verge

Warner/Chappell expands in Germany with new A&R-focused Berlin office – full story on MBW

Spotify acquires UK startup Sonalytic to help improve publishing data – full story on MBW

George Michael died of natural causes. “Dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver” according to the autopsy – full story on Brooklyn Vegan

BMG moves distribution of 8,000 albums to Warner’s ADA – full story on MBW

Twitter’s Moments get their own analytics – full story on TechCrunch

Ditto Music expands in the US with new Los Angeles office – full story on MBW

R.E.M signs US performance rights deal with SESAC – full story on MBW

11 original paintings from Pink Floyd’s The Wall to go on exhibit, put up for sale through the San Francisco Art Exchange – full story on CoS

Paris Jackson has signed with WME in all areas – full story on Billboard

Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jones cast as the title characters for USA Network’s forthcoming TV series, titled Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac – full story on XXL

Twitter’s former head engineer is now helping Larry Page build self-flying cars – full story on Business Insider