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

Ticketmaster has announced it will be launching in Switzerland. – via RotD

A global network of organisations representing songwriters have today (August 16) attacked US recorded music trade body the RIAA for ‘[what] many in the music creator community [see] as a betrayal of our joint commitment to expand opportunities for creators’. – via MBW

Distributor Cinram has entered administration following the loss of a major contract with Universal Pictures. -via InsiderMedia

Lady Gaga Will Reportedly Testify in Dr. Luke’s Defamation Case Against Kesha – via Vulture

Paradigm Talent Agency has opened a Canadian office in Toronto. The new office will be helmed by veteran music agent Rob Zifarelli, who is joined by fellow agents Adam Countryman and André Guérette. The move follows Paradigm’s expansion into Europe in recent years, partnering with Coda Agency in 2014 and X-ray Touring earlier this year.

Facebook has brought across a creative strategist from the US to head its ANZ Creative Shop and replace Rebecca Carrasco, also poaching from TBWA and Clemenger to bolster its team. – via AdNews

Coversion, a sync-focused covers catalogue with hubs in London and Canada, will launch in September. – via RotD

BMG launches royalties app co-designed by songwriters – via MBW

The Shins and Future Islands headline Fairgrounds festival 2017 – via Brag

Google is testing a ‘Search Lite’ app for countries with slow connections – via The Verge

TPG, Dragoneer Rethink $1 Billion Spotify Investment – via Hypebot

Live Nation acquired a majority stake in a US management company in Q2 – via MBW

Twitter is joining its fellow tech companies in clamping down on the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website – via The Verge

SoundCloud Usage Is Falling, Making Turnaround More Difficult – via Hypebot

Gustavo Lopez exits Universal after 21 years, launches Talento Uno for Latin Music – via MBW

LCD Soundsystem Release First Video From New Album, for Their Groovy New Song ‘Tonite’