Here’s the music industry news you need to know this morning.

  1. ‘We Are Family’ Singer Joni Sledge Dies At 60 – via NPR

  2. Lorde makes live comeback on SNLwith ‘Green Light’ and ‘Liability’ – via Billboard

  3. Of Pearl Jam’s five drummers employed over the years, only founding member Dave Krusen, and current drummer Matt Cameron, are listed on the Rock Hall’s induction docket –  via Spin

  4. Touts who bulk buy gig tickets and sell them on for inflated prices will face unlimited fines under new plans from the UK government – via FACT

  5. Applications for Music Victoria’s Live Music Professionals program close 31 March 2017 – via

  6. Submissions for the Love Live Music 60-second film competition close 31 March 2017 – via

  7. Watch Adele dedicate song to fan who suffered cardiac arrest at her gig – via NME

  8. Frank Ocean debuted “Chanel” on his Beats 1 radio show Blonded Friday night – via Jezebel

  9. A majority of major rights holders in the entertainment and sports worlds have joined forces with media companies to urge the Turnbull government to drop a proposal they believe poses the biggest regulatory-based commercial risk seen in generations, the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill – via The Australian
  10. The Chainsmokers’ Manager Adam Alpert Talks Release Strategy & Evolution From DJ Duo to Arena Act – via Billboard

  11. Bollywood singers like Asees Kaur, Pavni Pandey and Mohammed Irfan say that while the shelf life of a playback singer has been reduced, digital platforms and live gigs are helping them sustain their place in the music industry – via Business Standard
  12. 90-year-old Leonard “Lenny” Silver, music mogul, founder of Record Theatre chain, dies – Buffalo News