Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.

  • Pandora adds a continuous listening mode with AutoPlay, while considering a Sirius XM investment – via TechCrunch
  • Pandora Extends Deadline To Explore Interest Of “A Strategic Investor” – via Hypebot
  • Universal Music Group (UMG) announced today that Tuhin Roy, an experienced digital entrepreneur, has been appointed, effective immediately, to the newly created position of Vice President of New Digital Business. – via UMG
  • Warner hires Jeff Bronikowski as SVP, promotes Tracy Gardner – via MBW
  • YouTube Takes Down Ariana Grande‘s One Love Manchester Benefit Concert On Copyright Grounds – via Hypebot
  • Jason Carter, who joined Amazon Prime to Head of Live Events last month, has stepped down, with the company explaining “Jason has decided, for family reasons, that he needs to take time off from full-time employment”. – via IQ
  • lly & Peking Duk to Headline triple j Brekkie presenter Liam’s 21st Birthday – via triple j
  • 20 Apple employees in China have been arrested by cops investigating the lifting and reselling hundreds of thousands of pieces of customers’ personal information – via The Register
  • The Sydney Swans sung ‘The Horses’ instead of ‘Sweet Caroline’ last night, and Swans fans couldn’t be more pissed – via The Brag
  • Stem, a startup that helps musicians from Frank Ocean to Childish Gambino collect digital revenue, says it has raised $8 million in a series-A funding round. – via Billboard
  • Virtual Reality content company MelodyVR has raised £5m to fund global expansion and its original content strategy. – via RotD
  • All artists and musicians are invited to submit original pieces of work to The Law Society of NSW’s Just Art and Just Music competitions. – via Law Society
  • Reservoir has acquired the music publishing catalogues associated with heavy metal and rock record label group Century Media, which includes 9000+ copyrights and 350+ songwriter contracts. – via  RotD
  • Melbourne Guitar Show has announced Steve Hackett from Genesis, Nick Johnson (Canada) and Alex Hutchings (UK) as part of their line up – via Melb Guitar Show
  • Chris Butler, worldwide head of publishing at The Music Sales Group, chairman of MCPS and board member of PRS, ICMP and the MPA has been elected chairman of the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). – via MusicWeek
  • Melbourne based 18 year old singer-songwriter Samsaruh today releases her debut single ‘Golden To Thrive’ stream
  • Calvin Harris is giving away free copies of the yet-unreleased LP to fans who buy tickets to his Las Vegas shows. – via Billboard
  • Ron Howard is to direct a newly authorised documentary based on the life of acclaimed tenor Luciano Pavarotti. – via RotD