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

Morrissey has signed a new record deal, and is – at the time of this article being published – releasing a new album on November 17. – via MBW

Could Justin Bieber’s Manager Scooter Braun running for Governor in California? TMZ learned a number of Democratic fundraisers and political operatives in the state have approached Braun. – via TMZ

MTV will shut down on 24 August to encourage viewers to #enrolforequality – via MTV

Google should consider pulling plug on advertising ‘misleading’ secondary ticketing sites like Viagogo, say MPs. – via Sun

Universal to release new album by ABBA icon Benny Andersson next month – via MBW

Spotify Premium has launched in Thailand and will cost 129 THB, just over $4 and in line with its pricing across Asia. – via TechCrunch

Gang Of Youths’ David Le’aupepe on bringing philosophy to pop music and putting their lives on the line – via The Brag

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LCD Soundsystem launches VR experience for new single – via The Verge

Former TuneCore and now Audiam CEO Jeff Price says TuneCore was bought by Believe Digital for over $35m, in a case a case brought by two co-founders of TuneCore against the indie digital music distributor. -via Hypebot

According to separate sources at major music content groups, a free streaming shutdown is now on the roadmap.  More specifically, the plan would involve a concerted effort by the ‘big three’ major labels to terminate free access on both YouTube and Spotify – via DMN

Rights clearance startup Dubset has just inked a deal with Sony Music to allow monetisation of its songs in DJ sets and of unofficial tracks that sample its artists. – via MBW

Universal Music Publishing Group Signs Worldwide Administration Deal With Per Gessle / Roxette (Excluding Nordic Region And Baltic States) – via UMG

Beyoncé and Laverne Cox Collaborating on New Project – via Billboard