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

Global indie digital rights agency Merlin has announced results of its biennial board elections, including Dave Hansen, Epitaph’s SVP of Business Development, replacing Beggars Group founder Martin Mills as the new Chairman. – via Hypebot

The FREE Gold Coast event Broadbeach Country Music Festival has announced a name change to Groundwater Country Music Festival – via FB

Concert discovery platform Bandsintown is looking to give some emerging artists their “Big Break” with a new data-driven spotlight programme. – via Billboard

Sydney writer/producer Golden Features has signed a worldwide music publishing deal with BMG – via BMG

Tidal — the on-demand music service co-owned by artists like Jay-Z — is now available to stream on vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay. – via AppleInsider

Classical music streaming service IDAGIO has closed a €8m Series A funding round. – via RotD

Katy Perry has been awarded $10m (£7.44m) in damages over the sale of a covent she wanted to turn into a home – via Independent

Harvey Weinstein Accusers File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Sexual Harassment – via Vulture

Live entertainment booking platform Headliner has launched ‘H’; a fully-managed service that simplifies the process of booking renowned artists and performers for occasional event planners, agencies and brands. Visitors to the ‘H’ website,, can request an act, and Headliner’s dedicated team will utilise the platform’s extensive partnerships with leading agents, including WME, ATC, CAA, ITB and UTA, to get them the best deal possible. – via ROTD

Nova 969’s Fitzy & Wippa celebrated “Kick Started Summer” with 200 listeners and friends of the show. – via MediaWeek

Spotify is testing a like/dislike button as a possible new feature for Discover Weekly, as it already has for Daily Mix. – via Mashable

Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home – via TechCrunch

The Orchard has announced a worldwide partnership with German independent label SPV to distribute the company’s rock catalogue digitally. – via RotD

Two journalists set out “hack” Spotify with a painfully bad track by a fictional artist boosted by plays purchased from a shady music “promotion” company.  They not only succeeded, but found it surprisingly easy. – via Hypebot

Kings of Leon move from CAA to WME for exclusive worldwide representation. – via Hits

Josh Groban returns to smoothfm from Saturday 9 December – via FB

Forbes Street Studios adds more gear and recording packages – via FSS

Zeitgeist Artist ManagementLever and Beam and Barsuk Artist Management have joined to create a new company, Brilliant Corners Artist Management. The roster includes Death Cab For Cutie, St. Vincent, Sleater-Kinney, Bob Mould, Best Coast and more. – via RotD