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

Frontier announces Ed Sheeran Australian tour – via Brag

Hearst Entertainment has led a $75m funding round for Kobalt that will fuel its expansion into online video. It will further scale its royalty collections platform. – via RotD

IFPI and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), have signed an agreement that will enhance the rights of African artists and their music. – via RotD

Olivia Newton-John Postpones Midwest Tour Dates Due to Health Issues – via Billboard

Grammys Return To New York City In 2018 – via Hypebot

Amazon is once again using the UK to expand its music strategy with the launch of a new business called Prime Live Events. – via Guardian

A musicians’ guide to eating on tour: from horror stories to home-made recipes – via Brag

Tencent leads $54m funding round for karaoke app company Smule – via MBW

Apple’s market value passed $800bn for the first time yesterday, helping lift the Nasdaq index to a fresh record high on Wall Street. – via Telegraph

Sydney Film Festival has revealed its 2017 lineup of cinematic treats – via Brag

With Confidence Announce Australian Headline Tour – via Don’t Bore Us