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

Bruce Belsham, one of the ABC’s most respected editorial leaders and accomplished current affairs documentary-makers, has announced his intention to retire from the ABC at the end of June – via ABC

 has toppled Adele’s record for the most prizes in a single night at the Billboard Music Awards after he took home 13 this year. – via Standard

Spotify has hired an M&A specialist to help it buy other companies. – via CNBC

Kurt Deutsch Named SVP, Theatrical & Catalog Development for Warner/Chappell Music – via WMG

The Getaway Plan sell out The Corner in less than 24 hours, announce 2nd Melbourne show

Thy Art Is Murder announce 2017 tour – via TAIM

Call for musicians, bands and artists to play the 2017 Live N Local Festival – via Live N Local

A resurgent music industry is tempting Vivendi to cash in on Universal Music Group with a minority stake IPO, although there are no imminent plans. – via Fox

PPL and PRS for Music have appointed Suzanne Smith to the position of Managing Director at their joint venture for public performance licensing. – via RotD

Irving Azoff: ”YouTube is worth somewhere north of $90 billion… But they’d rather spend their money on dishonest studies to justify their measly payments than offer creators what they deserve.” – via Hits