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Songwriters worldwide are invited to enter the 2018 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition to go into the running for a first place cash prize of A$50,000, courtesy of APRA AMCOS,Alberts and BMG. – via APRA AMCOS

Radio Ratings: ARN delivers third consecutive #1 network, holding the #1FM station and Breakfast shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Nova Entertainment‘s top assets, Nova 96.9 and Smooth, both gained share in Sydney breakfast
– via AdNews

Creative Victoria and the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is launching Music Passport a three-year program focusing on a new Target Country each year. This year it’s all about Germany with a free info night held on Wednesday 22nd November, from 2pm at The Cube – ACMI. – via Noise11

iHeartMedia has painted a grim picture of its finances in its quarterly report, saying it lost $248m in Q3 and increased its overall debt by $200m. – via Billboard

Teamwrk Records is a new dance music label launched by leading Australian dance music agency and management company, Melbourne based, Lucky EntertainmentUniversal Music Australia and Teamwrk have partnered for exclusive global digital and physical distribution, as well as promotions and marketing services provided by Universal Music Australia on selected artists. – via Facebook

Secondary ticketing firms are under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority. Viagogo and Stubhub had their offices raided after not cooperating, while GetMeIn and Seatwave are understood to have voluntarily supplied requested information. – via Guardian

In the US, first day sales, not including streams, for Taylor Swift‘s new album topped 717,000, according to  BuzzAngle Music. She may be heading to a final figure around 1.5m. – via Variety

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Entries now open for the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award, an annual $15,000 prize supporting QLD’s emerging female singer-songwriters and honouring Australia’s first ‘Rock Chick’. – via QMF

Music Week’s Women In Music Awards were held on Friday. Winners include Jo Dipple, Live Nation/UK Music, Sas Metcalfe, Kobalt chief creative officer, and Clara Amfo, Radio 1. Read the full list here.

Taylor Swift Using Dubious Trademark Registrations To Put An End To Sales Of Fan-Made Goods – via Hypebot

Spotify has named Michael Krause as Managing Director of EMEA. He was formerly Vice President, Central/Eastern Europe at Deezer, as well as CEO, EMEA – via MBW

YouTube took a major step to block a leading terrorist recruiter from its site – via Mashable

Spotify expands merch to beauty products, sells out tickets for Who We Be – via TechCrunch sells for $800m but peaked by being too Silicon Valley. – via Midia

Among the winners at the MTV EMA awards included Shawn Mendes, Dua Lipa,  Ed Sheeran, Tapz and Jessica Mauboy. – via Variety