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

Apple has hired a couple of senior TV executives for what’s described as “newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming” – via MusicAlly

Royalty Exchange, an online marketplace where songwriters can sell a portion of their royalty stream, has closed a $6.4m convertible note to help fuel its growth. – via Billboard 

Natalie Bassingthwaighte joins cast of Ten’s drama The Wrong Girl – via Media Week

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Christopher Cross announces Australian Tour – via Select Touring

Melbourne’s EXEK signs with Superior Viaduct’s sub-label W.25TH – via SV

Tim Dellow, of Transgressive Records, has been elected by the Board as AIM’s first Chairperson. He will drive the organisation’s strategic direction. 0- via RotD

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017 adds festival closing parties featuring Billy Davis, Cool Out Sun and Hip Hop Hooray – Deadly Style – via L&B

Paris Jackson appears on the cover of this month’s Australian Vogue – via Vogue

Existing Apple Music subscribers can now pay for a year’s subscription at $99, a 17%+ saving on the monthly option. – via TechCrunch