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

    1. Sony/ATV says Paul McCartney lawsuit over Beatles songs is “unripe” – via Billboard
    2. International Artists Like Italian band Soviet Soviet, Canadian/Egyptian hardcore band Massive Scar Era, London jazz group United Vibrations and the Danish producer ELOQ, Slated to Perform at SXSW, Denied Entry into the U.S. – via Jezebel
    3. Facebook’s video strategy nets 1,055% higher share rate than YouTube. – via VentureBeat
    4. Tommy LiPuma, the five-time Grammy-winning record producer and veteran label executive, died Monday (March 13) in New York City after a brief illness. He was 80. – via Billboard
    5. Gregg Allman has canceled all of his scheduled tour dates for the year. In November, Allman said he was taking several months off from touring so he can “focus on his health,” but still had plans to tour. – via Billboard
    6. Statement of Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, on the passing of Tommy Lipuma – via UMG
    7. The Chameleons drummer John Lever has passed away following a short period of illness – via NME
    8. James Corden hinted at bringing the popular Carpool Karaoke segment to the UK. – via Guardian
    9. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest host Ukraine may ban Russia’s competitor from entering the country following reports the singer has visited Crimea since the peninsula was seized by Russia, Ukraine’s state security service – via SBS
    10. Adele’s Australian show last night suffered a power cut after her revolving stage pulled out vital cables. – via
    11. The Beyoncé and Jay Z-themed restaurant in Sydney, The Carters, has inspired the couple to open their own place in Los Angeles – via Daily Star
    12. PRS for Music’s Member Anti-Piracy System (MAPS) has located five million infringing URLs and removed over 80% of reported links in year one. – via M Mag
    13. DJs and producers who create sets, remixes and other forms of creative works will now be invited to join the SoundCloud Premier program, and earn revenue for the tracks they share on SoundCloud. – via SoundCloud