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News August 4, 2017

Universal Music sued over ‘pirated’ band logo, Apple close to becoming a $1 trillion company, and more

Universal Music sued over ‘pirated’ band logo, Apple close to becoming a $1 trillion company, and more

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

Font Maker HypeForType Sues Universal Music Over ‘Pirated’ The Vamps Logo – via TF

Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s longtime manager and business partner and president of Shady Records, has been appointed the new CEO of Def Jam Recordings. Current CEO Steve Bartels will stay in place until the transition. – via Billboard

Warner Music Group to Conduct Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, August 8 – via WMG

Apple hits an all-time high and is seemingly in striking distance of being a $1 trillion company – via TechCrunch

Spinrilla, a popular hip-hop mixtape site and app, is defending itself against a piracy lawsuit filed by several RIAA labels – via TF

Live Nation Entertainment has appointed Jo Dipple as Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, a role spanning both Live Nation and Ticketmaster internationally. – via RotD

Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide administration deal (excluding Nordic Region and Baltic States) to represent Per Gessle for the entire Roxette catalogue (with Marie Fredriksson), along with certain other songs. – via UMPG

Warner/Chappell signs deal with Josh Record. Record has written for artists including Anne-Marie, Dan Owen, Ella Henderson, Jones, Jorja Smith, LP, Matrix & Futurebound, Mr Probz and Wilkinson.

Kanye West is suing Lloyd’s of London for £7.6m over his cancelled tour – claiming the insurance giant has suggested cannabis use caused the breakdown that led him to axe 21 gigs. – via Metro

Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy Reportedly Died As A Result Of Accidental Choking – via Vulture

The Dillinger Escape Plan are to receive the AIM 2017 Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at their ceremony in September. – via AIM

Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat – via TechCrunch

The US radio industry will pay less in royalties to SESAC under an agreement reached in a first-ever independent binding arbitration process – via InsideRadio

Miley Cyrus Scores First US Dance Club Songs No. 1 With ‘Malibu’ – via Billboard

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


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