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

 

Blondie to host show on smoothfm from April 29 – via smoothfm

UK’s Digital Economy Bill rubber stamped by MPs—broadband speed demand squished – via ars Technica

Merlin boss Charles Caldas: ‘The majors seem to be three years behind us’. – via MusicAlly

Jack White Signs First-Ever Global Publishing Deal with Universal Music Publishing Group – via Billboard

The 17th annual Helpmann Awards, which will see the stars of the live performance industry come together, takes centre stage in Sydney on Monday 24 July – via Helpmann Awards

Imagem USA concludes new long-term publishing deal with the Irving Berlin Music Company. – via RotD

Struggling Twitter reported revenues of $548 million in the first quarter of 2017, a drop of 8 percent from the same period a year ago, marking the first such decline for the platform. – via VentureBeat

Legendary singer and guitarist Glen Campbell’s farewell album, Adiós, will be released June 9 through Universal Music Australia – via Glen Campbell

Merlin has announced a reduction to its Administration Fee for members – dropping from 2% to 1.5% of revenues. – via RotD

From Tuesday 2 May to Friday 5 May (AEST) 50 x VIP Flood Relief Gold Passes for Splendour in the Grass 2017 will be released for sale via auction on splendourinthegrass.com. These passes are not available to the general public except for this one time release – via SITG

Harry Styles is to perform one track a night for a week on James Corden’s TV show – via Variety

Amazon Tickets has deepened its relationship with AEG, today announcing a string of new initiatives at AEG UK-operated venues and festivals. – via IQ