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

Warner acquires rock specialist label Artery Recordings – via MBW

Remote Control signed Donny Benét to Dot Dash Recordings – via Facebook

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Vevo soft-launches live talk show, Vevo Live – via Variety

Kobalt has signed Rudimental in a worldwide agreement which includes publishing administration for all of the band’s future works. – via RotD

Alex the Astronaut announces national  EP tour for October – via ATA

Dutch collection society Buma/Stemra has postponed the publication of its 2016 annual report after an investigation turned up “errors” in its financial reporting, its CEO has announced. – via IQ

Nova Entertainment to partner with VRC for 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival – via Mumbrella

Music industry coalition musicFIRST, the trade body which includes the RIAA, the Recording Academy, A2IM, SoundExchange and the American Federation of Musicians among its founding members, has launched a national digital ad campaign that takes aim at radio, streaming and the U.S. Copyright Act with the goal of advancing its fair play, fair pay initiative. – via Billboard

Universal Music Group streaming revenues soar 45% to top $1bn in H1 2017 – via MBW

Deezer has rebranded its audiophile tier from Deezer Elite to Deezer HiFi and added support for Google Cast, Chromecast Audio or any Chromecast built-in speaker. – via TechCrunch

Lloyd’s of London has counterclaimed against Kanye West on the grounds of policy exclusions following his canceled tour dates. – via Billboard

Vevo has teamed up with Tourism Ireland to create a new video guide to Dublin starring Kodaline. – via RotD

YouTube has named ad exec Tom Blessington as VP of Brand, Media, and Experiences. – via TubeFilter