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