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News January 16, 2018

Cooking Vinyl Australia inks deal with US label, Royal Albert Hall under investigation, and more

Cooking Vinyl Australia inks deal with US label, Royal Albert Hall under investigation, and more

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

Island Records founder Chris Blackwell signed a $50m deal that gives Primary Wave an 80% share of Bob Marley’s share of two publishing catalogues, Bob Marley’s songbook and Blue Mountain Music.Blue Mountain also has rights to U2 songs, but those are excluded from the deal. – via NYTimes

Apple, Tencent find “mutual understanding” over WeChat tips – via AppleInsider

Sigrid won the BBC Sound of 2018 poll. – via Guardian

UMG hires Maximilian Paproth for senior A&R role in central Europe – via MBW

Dua Lipa has earned the most nominations at the 2018 BRIT awards after being listed in five categories – beating Ed Sheeran, despite his year-long assault on the charts and four nominations. – via Guardian

Pirate Bay web-block extended to other ISPs in Netherlands – via CMU

UK’s Royal Albert Hall is to be investigated by a judge-led inquiry into why its trustees can own seats privately and then sell tickets for them at marked-up prices. – via Telegraph

Cooking Vinyl Australia has today announced a brand new partnership with renowned New York label, Triple Crown Records. The joint venture will see the Aussie label represent all Triple Crown releases throughout Australia and New Zealand. – via The Music

Daniel Lieberberg
 has been appointed as president, Continental Europe and Africa at Sony Music, based in Berlin. – via Guardian

SXSW’s Annual K-Pop Showcase Rebrands as ‘Korea Spotlight‘ With Crush, Lee Hi, KARD & More – via Billboard

Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba has been named CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). – via PRNewswire

Taylor Swift releases video for ‘End Game’, featuring Ed Sheeran and Future.

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


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