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News July 25, 2017

Warner Bros Records President exits, Helpmann Awards winners, and more

Warner Bros Records President exits, Helpmann Awards winners, and more

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

At 5pm Saturday 29 July in Brisbane, Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano and Eurovision star Isaiah will perform John Farnham’s powerful anthem ‘You’re The Voice’ as part of a very special Queensland Music Festival (QMF) mass choral initiative inviting voices from across Australia to sing out against domestic violence – via QMF

Dan McCarroll, President of Warner Bros Records in California, is leaving the label. McCarroll joined Warner Music in 2014 from Capitol Records, where he also served as President. The news of his departure arrives amid a lot of industry chatter concerning the future of the label and its leadership team, led by Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang. – via MBW

Sony/ATV re-signs global admin deal for wealth of Michael Jackson songs – via MBW

Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have announced that Ed Sheeran is to play in their global concert series Give a Home in Washington D.C., USA, taking place on 20 September. – via RotD

Facebook acquired content rights management startup Source3 – via TechCrunch

EMP Label Group, the label founded by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, has signed a deal with iconic horror director/writer/producer Adam Green (Hatchet, Holliston) to create Ariescope Records, Green’s own label imprint which will be manufactured, marketed, and distributed by EMP – via Ariescope

Linkin Park were the world’s most popular artist on Spotify on Saturday – via MBW

The BBC aims to fill the gap when Glastonbury takes a break next year with a one-off giant festival that will air across TV and radio. The Biggest Weekend will take in four sites in four nations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) over four days, with more than 175,000 tickets available to the public. – via OCC

Independent publishing in ‘rude health’ – as IMPEL mulls new partner options – via MBW

Beijing’s culture bureau says Justin Bieber has caused ‘discontent among the public’ and his exclusion is needed to ‘purify’ arts. – via Guardian

Jay Z remains top of the Billboard 200 with a figure of 87,000 (61,000 sales). – via Billboard

PBH & Jack Shizzle sign to Out The Park – via OTP

2017 Helpmann Awards winners include: MONA, Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Bluesfest Touring, Kinky Boots actor Callum Francis, The Book Of Mormon – via Helpmanns

O2 has renewed its sponsorship of music venues across Britain, including the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Brixton Academy and Manchester Apollo, in a deal thought to be worth about £70m over the next decade. – via Guardian

Former UK Music CEO Jo Dipple is joining Live Nation in a Senior Vice President capacity. – via ROTD

Blink-182 cancel ‘Blinkin Park‘ shows after Chester Bennington‘s death. – via RS

Vice Media is laying off at least 60 employees as it focuses on expanding its video operations internationally. – via Billboard

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

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