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

UMPG Australia Signs Ruel To Global Publishing Deal

UMPG Australia signs Ruel

Australian government to ask for voluntary access to encrypted Apple, Google, Facebook data – via AppleInsider

Bravado is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Calip Victor to SVP Business Development, Business & Legal Affairs, effective immediately – via Billboard

Louis Tomlinson signs new record deal with Epic. – via Don’t Bore Us

Spotify is getting fresh static from music publishers and the songwriters they represent over unpaid royalties. – via NYPost

YouTube Royalty Rate Variables Explained – via Hypebot

Ed Sheeran has warned fans that tickets bought on the secondary market won’t be honoured on the door during his 2018 tour. – via Mirror

The NSW Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Seven West Media that Amber Harrison, the former lover of CEO Tim Worner, had breached a settlement deed and ordered her to pay “hundreds of thousand of dollars” in costs. – via AdNews

Google has been accused of “aiding and abetting” ticket rip-offs by promoting the sale of invalid tickets for Ed Sheeran’s forthcoming tour for up to £1,060 each. – via Times UK

R. Kelly Denies Accusations of Holding Multiple Women ‘Prisoner’ in an Abusive ‘Cult’ – via Vulture

Google is launching a new video standard for YouTube creators that want to shoot VR content, reducing the amount of specialised software and hardware needed to shoot in virtual reality. – via ReadWrite