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

Lorde‘s Debut Single ‘Royals’ Has Been Certified Diamond – via Forbes

BMG has announced the promotion of Allegra Willis Knerr to VP, Film & TV Licensing. Based in Los Angeles, in her new role, Willis Knerr will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and direction of the newly restructured BMG US Film & TV Licensing department.

Didirri Signs Recording Deal With UNIFIED – via FB

Google is sending more traffic than Facebook to publishers — again. – via Recode

SMG, a world leader in venue operation, is to be acquired by a $5.7bn fund managed by Canadian private-equity investor Onex Corporation. – via IQ

Guardian US CEO takes over Oz operation as Ian McClelland promoted – via MediaWeek

Concert Photographers Were Offended by The Killers‘ On-Stage Pledge to ‘Take Care of’ Their Photographers: “It didn’t feel supportive coming from someone prevents us from doing our job as press.”  – via Billboard

Kevin Brown, Head of Artist & Label Services UK and International at Spotify, is said to be leaving the company this month. – via MBW

Ed Sheeran is Amazon Music‘s most-streamed artist of 2017 – via List