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News August 30, 2017

2017 list of Digital Power Players revealed, Taylor Swift sets streaming records, and more

2017 list of Digital Power Players revealed, Taylor Swift sets streaming records, and more
Alex Hofmann (President, North America,

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

Beyoncé ‘In Talks’ to Record Theme Song for Upcoming James Bond Movie – via Billboard

Pandora has partnered with Fitbit as the exclusive music streaming provider for their new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic. – via Hypebot

YouTube begins planned evolutions of iPhone & iPad app, desktop site – via Apple Insider

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has launched an app for Android and iOS for its royalty portal SCORE. – via RotD

Create NSW and the ABC have announced the latest projects set for production under the 360 Vision VR Development initiative, with six new immersive virtual reality (VR) projects sharing the $120,000 fund and a further three projects chosen to receive separate funding from Create NSW – via Media Week

Billboard’s 2017 list of Digital Power Players features the likes of Lyor Cohen (Global Head of Music, YouTube), Alex Hofmann (President, North America,, Stefan Blom (Chief Content Officer, Spotify) and more. – via Billboard

Coldplay Wrote a Country Song for Houston and the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Taylor Swift surpassed Adele’s record for most-viewed music video in a 24hr period when new single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ reached over 28m views in 24hours. It is now close to 65m in 72 hours. – via Pitchfork

Taylor Swift set a new global first-day streaming record on Spotify with more than 8m same-day streams for her new single. – via Billboard

The Fall have had to cancel dates in their US tour after frontman Mark E. Smith was hospitalised with problems with his throat, mouth, and respiratory system. – via NME

Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records names Johnny Minardi Senior Director of A&R. – via AllAccess

Live Nation expands into Brazil, hiring Alexandre Faria as Director and SVP, Talent Buying. – via MBW

The Hills Are Alive festival will take place March 23-25 – via Twitter

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


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