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

Spotify partners with Capital One to offer half-price premium subscriptions – via TechCrunch

Warner/Chappell named Music Publisher of the Year at BMI Pop Awards – via MBW

An artist from Iran has been picked to make the music video for Sir Elton John‘s hit song Rocket Man just two years after fleeing his home for the Calais Jungle – via News.com.au

Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. – via TorrentFreak

Snap earned $8.3M on Spectacles “and other revenue” in Q1, $4.5M in Q4 – via TechCrunch

Snapchat is losing twice as much money as it did last year – via The Verge

Calvin Harris’s new album features Katy Perry, Pharrell, John Legend and Nicki Minaj. – via E!

Ticketmaster can now show you the view from your seat before you purchase a ticket – via The Verge

The Rolling Stones have announced 13 European dates together starting this September – via StonesNews

Despite a new cash infusion of $150 million from KKR and fresh sale rumours. Pandora stock continued its downward trend on Wednesday. – via Hypebot

PRS Foundation and the New BBC Radiophonic Workshop in the UK have launched the Oram Awards to celebrate innovative female music makers. – via M

Defected has acquired the rights to the Nu Groove catalogue. Classic music from The Burrell Brothers will be remastered and released in a series of singles – via RA

Kanye West is making a new album, and he’s holed up in a Wyoming retreat at the top of a mountain to find his inspiration. He’s also scrubbed his Instagram and Twitter profiles.- via TMZ

An Adult-Oriented Deadpool Animated Series Is Coming to FXX With Donald Glover as Co-showrunner – via Vulture

Michael Sammis named President of Universal Publishing Production Music, based in Santa Monica. – via Variety

Radio X has insisted on a 10-second broadcast delay during Russell Brand’s show in case he slips up on his two-hour Sunday morning slot – via Daily Star

Diddy has been accused of sexual harassment in a new lawsuit from his former personal chef. – via NME

Facebook downranks News Feed links to crappy sites smothered in ads – via TechCrunch