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News November 30, 2017

Noms announced for FBi SMACs, Warner’s FY music revenues soar above $3bn, and more

Noms announced for FBi SMACs, Warner’s FY music revenues soar above $3bn, and more
WMG artist Ed Sheeran

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

Nominees announced for the 2017 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards with Body Type, Odette and Party Dozen among the nominees – via FBi

Warner Music Group published an interim update on its annual financial results, to year end 30 September, with final figures to be confirmed. Turnover was over $3.57bn, including over $3bn of recorded-music revenues, up over 10% on last year and over $569m of publishing revenues, up around 9%. – via WMG

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and vocalist Running Touch has signed a worldwide music publishing deal with BMG

Watch the Running Touch documentary below

Evan Klar Signs to Dew Process Publishing – via Dew Process

Competition watchdog promises to widen investigation into sales tactics used by websites such as Viagogo and StubHub – via Guardian

Twickets has integrated with event technology platform Eventbrite in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, where Twickets are launching their service today. – via RotD

Because Music and Caroline International today announced a global multi-year agreement which includes marketing, promotion and physical distribution, as well as the launch of Because Music’s first U.S. record label office in Los Angeles. – via Caroline

Watch Ben & Liam’s epic ARIA stich up, where they snuck three listeners in dressed as Meg Mac, Kevin Parker & Adam from Peking Duk

This Lorde fan put Melodrama up in the Louvre – via triple j

U2 has partnered with Amazon Music for a new online radio broadcast, starting tonight at 11pm UK time and available until the album is released on Friday. – via Billboard

ASCAP has appointed media executive Stephanie Ruyle as Executive Vice President and Head of Licensing. – via RotD

Kobalt’s digital-distribution subsidiary AWAL has added YouTube to its analytics app for artists. – via AWAL

Minder Music founder John Fogarty has struck a new deal with BMG under which the company will administer rights to his new venture New Songs Administration (NSA). – via RotD 

Elton John could earn $17m to rework Lion King classics for remake with Beyonce – via SMH

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

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