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

Ticketing company Songkick sent out a statement to artists and managers Oct. 12 stating that the company will cease operations on Oct. 31. The company used the opportunity to note it was bowing to pressure by Live Nation and Ticketmaster: “Ticketmaster and Live Nation effectively blocked our U.S. ticketing business.”- via Pollstar

Spotify Revenue Up 40%, But Losses Continued In First Half Of 2017 – via Hypebot

John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, 1927, Baby Animals, and Black Sorrows to play Cockatoo Island – via Brag

ACRA Awards: Ray Hadley becomes biggest-ever award winner + Kate, Tim & Marty win again – via ACRA

GOLD 104.3 announces Pure Gold Live concert tickets go on sale today – via Gold1043

Gavin Rossdale and Bush sign worldwide partnerships with BMG – via Billboard

Facebook, Twitter slammed for deleting evidence of Russia’s US election mischief – via Register

Sebastiaan Van Welie Named As CFO, Warner Music Benelux – via MBW

Twitter has reacted to last week’s criticism arising from its suspension of actor actress Rose McGowan’s account, after she strongly criticised alleged sex fiend Harvey Weinstein – by announcing it will soon implement and aggressively police new community standards – via Register

Stranger Things’ second season soundtrack hits on October 20th – via The Verge

Apple promises fix for GarageBand failing to open after iOS 11 update – via AppleInsider

FKA twigs just released an Instagram-only zine – via The Verge

Samsung Electronics CEO resigns over bribery scandal – via Register

Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs – via TechCrunch