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News December 19, 2017

Deezer launches own ‘Shazam’ feature, 2017 final Radio Ratings, and more

Deezer launches own ‘Shazam’ feature, 2017 final Radio Ratings, and more

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

NOVA 106.9 dominated the final radio ratings survey of the year. Ash Bradnam, Kip Wightman and David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral held onto their No. 1 spot, finishing with a 14.1 per cent audience share after sliding 0.3 points since last survey. – via

Deezer has launched its own song recognition feature SongCatcher. It’s already available in BETA to a subsection of Deezer’s user base. – via PRNewsWire

Universal Music Publishing Australia has signed emerging artist Ecca Vandal to a worldwide publishing deal. – via The Music

Sirius XM Stock Falls On News Of 40% Royalty Rate Increase – via Hypebot

Erik Huggers, President and CEO of Vevo since 2015, is stepping down to pursue new opportunities. – via Billboard

Ellie Goulding’s cameo was stripped from the latest Star Wars film – via Daily Star

French gov files €10m complaint: Claims Amazon abused dominance – via The Register

UK Should Hold Google & Facebook “Liable for Illegal Content” After Brexit – via Torrentfreak

Use Twitter to find the exact time to play your favourite song on New Year’s Eve – via The Verge

SXWorks, a subsidiary of SoundExchange, has developed technology to help music publishers identify musical works that have been licensed under compulsory mechanical licenses with the US Copyright Office as “address unknown” by music users. – via PRNewswire

Gene Simmons of Kiss accused of sexual battery in lawsuit. – via HR

Pandora has overhauled its app on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform – via The Verge

A second special administrator argued in favour of Prince’s estate’s former lawyers repaying their commission in the canceled $31m recorded-music deal with Universal from earlier this year. – via Billboard

Tencent and invest $863M into e-commerce firm Vipshop to battle Alibaba – via TechCrunch

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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