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A number of Twitter accounts were taken down because of alleged issues related to the DMCA. The music magazine The FADER and the hip-hop blog Pigeons & Planes were affected. At least some of the takedowns were related to content from the BET Awards, and came at the behest of Viacom, BET’s parent company. – via VICE

Through the first six months of 2017, Spotify and Apple Music have grown their combined total US streams by 60%. – via Hits

Death Grips sell out first & adds second Melb show due to overwhelming demand – via Frontier

Spotify‘s Rap Caviar playlist to become a music tour – via Digital Trends

OCC chart rule changes from next week will mean artists are to have only their three most popular tracks (based on sales and streams) to feature in the Official Singles Chart Top 100. – via OCC

Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly users – via TechCrunch

SoundCloud has finally added “Next up”, a feature for desktop and mobile devices that allows users to see what’s playing next with a visible queue. Users can also add, reorder and remove items and access a full set of shuffle and repeat modes. – via Hypebot

Chance the Rapper, Rihanna, BTS, Katy Perry Named Most Influential People on Internet – via Billboard

YouTube Confirms It Now Reaches 1.5 Billion People Each Month – via CMU

National community radio awards finalists announced. – via CBAA
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