Here’s the music industry news you need to know this morning.
Ed Sheeran tops 1 billion views on YouTube with third album – via MBW
Beyoncé, Coldplay, Madonna, More Sign Gender Equality Letter from Global Citizen for International Women’s Day – via Pitchfork
Music archive Wolfgang’s Vault faces legal dispute over right to stream archived concert films and recordings – via Execreview
RCA Records signs worldwide artist deal with Stargate – via RCA Records
Amazon is looking for a Senior Program Manager, Music – via Amazon Jobs
UK’s first census, taken today, to measure live music’s cultural, economic worth – via Pollstar
This month, Country Music Association (CMA) will send a delegation of key Executive staff to Australia for a series of high-level meetings with the Australian music and entertainment industry. These include: Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), Foxtel, Nine Network, Spotify, Google, ARIA, APRA AMCOS, Sony Music Australia, Universal Music Australia, ABC Music and more.
The 12th AMP winner announcement will take place in Melbourne on Thursday March 9 from 7.30pm at the Toff in Town – via The AMP
Los Angeles-based management company Three Six Zero is currently scaling back its UK operation while restructuring its US setup – via MBW
Sony Music Australia has launched a domestic Masterworks division for Australia headed by Robert Rigby – via Noise11
Avicii’s Former Manager Ash Pournouri Launches Fan-Driven Digital Talent Search Platform, Self Made – via Billboard
Google and Bing will “exchange detailed information” with rightsholders “on a confidential basis” in order to better understand how users are searching for content – via Torrentfreak
The Chainsmokers’ latest chart feat (three songs simultaneously charting in the Billboard top 10) means they can now be mentioned in the same breath as the Beatles and Bee Gees – via Vulture