The latest music industry news each morning straight to you from The Industry Observer.

Today’s episode features: ASCAP paid out over $1bn to members last year, BMG is donating €100,000 to help tackle “a growing wave of anti-Semitism in Germany”, Festivals across the UK ban plastic straws, Reservoir ‘announce signing of young thug’, Alison Wonderland debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, Kanye West is dropping two new albums in June.