Here’s all the music industry news you need to know today.
Lorde‘s Debut Single ‘Royals’ Has Been Certified Diamond – via Forbes
BMG has announced the promotion of Allegra Willis Knerr to VP, Film & TV Licensing. Based in Los Angeles, in her new role, Willis Knerr will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and direction of the newly restructured BMG US Film & TV Licensing department.
Didirri Signs Recording Deal With UNIFIED – via FB
Google is sending more traffic than Facebook to publishers — again. – via Recode
SMG, a world leader in venue operation, is to be acquired by a $5.7bn fund managed by Canadian private-equity investor Onex Corporation. – via IQ
Guardian US CEO takes over Oz operation as Ian McClelland promoted – via MediaWeek
Concert Photographers Were Offended by The Killers‘ On-Stage Pledge to ‘Take Care of’ Their Photographers: “It didn’t feel supportive coming from someone prevents us from doing our job as press.” – via Billboard
Kevin Brown, Head of Artist & Label Services UK and International at Spotify, is said to be leaving the company this month. – via MBW
Ed Sheeran is Amazon Music‘s most-streamed artist of 2017 – via List
A new report from Norway’s Dagens Næringsliv claims that Tidal is running out of money while user growth has stalled. The report suggests that Tidal may only have around six months of working capital left.
Amazon Alexa device owners can now choose to wake up to music from their preferred streaming service, including Amazon’s own as well as Spotify, Pandora and others. – via TechCrunch
YouTube TV continues expansion, now available in 80 ‘metro areas’ – via The Verge
Taylor Swift‘s ‘Fearless’ Is Certified Diamond by RIAA – via Billboard