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

Live performance industry posts $1.43 billion revenue and 18.78 million in attendance – via LPA

Kanye West has made chart history with The Life Of Pablo, as it becomes the first album in the UK to be awarded gold certification based solely on streams. – via Billboard

Billboard Will Start Factoring YouTube Streams Billboard Will Start Factoring YouTube Streams Into Albums Chart – XXLInto Albums Chart – via XXL

Multi-platinum selling songwriter Crispin Hunt has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music – via

Following much speculation, Warner Bros. Records in the US has named Aaron Bay-Schuck as Co-Chairman & CEO and Tom Corson Co-Chairman & COO.Max Lousada has began his new role as WMG’s CEO, Recorded Music. Current Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang will step down at the end of 2017. – via RotD

Kobalt presents ‘Artists Without A Label’ stage at BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify this week – via MBW

Lucy Tallant, previously part of FAE Artists, has become founder and Head of Artist Development at XVII Music, a label and artist development company backed by multi-million pound private investment. – via RotD

Capitol Music Group hires Columbia’s Brian Nolan as SVP of seventeenfifty – via MBW

Kobalt Music has signed a multi-faceted worldwide label services deal with The Kooks. – via RotD

Watch Paul McCartney lead a mass singalong of ‘Give Peace A Chance’ – via Brag

Spotify hires Pandora’s Adam Parness to head up global publisher licensing – via MBW