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

  1. Jackson Wong has been appointed as Managing Director of Warner Music China – via MBW

  2. Newswire: Taylor Swift trademarks “Swifties” for potential app, classes, mobile game – via A.V Club

  3. Ticketmaster is rolling out a “Verified Fan” programme that’s supposed to cut down on automated ticket scalping by profiling ticket buyers and determining if they’re humans or machines. – via Recode

  4. Paul McCartney, Denied Control Over Beatles Hits For Decades, Is Told To Wait – via NPR

  5. French retailer Fnac announces strategic alliance with Deezer – via CMU

  6. Tunecore’s Joe Cuello named GM of artist-driven mobile platform EscapeX – via MBW

  7. Spotify is partnering with the Google-owned navigation app to let users access the features of both services – via CNET

  8. Ed Sheeran’s Divide has already generated over $5m on Spotify – via MBW

  9. Songkick is now integrated within the hugely popular Shazam app. Songkick’s database of million concerts and events is being rolled out to Shazam users worldwide – via Hypebot

  10.  Among the next generation of consumers, aged 12 to 24, only 30% listened to Pandora in the past week (at the time of a new survey). – via DMN

  11. ASCAP has promoted Elizabeth Rodda to Vice President of International Affairs, based in Miami. – via MarketWired

  12. Music distributor and label services company The Orchard has promoted Cat Kreidich to Senior Vice President, Global Account Management. – via MBW

  13. BMLG Records names Matthew Hargis SVP, Promotion – via MBW