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

Spotify partners with Capital One to offer half-price premium subscriptions – via TechCrunch

Warner/Chappell named Music Publisher of the Year at BMI Pop Awards – via MBW

An artist from Iran has been picked to make the music video for Sir Elton John‘s hit song Rocket Man just two years after fleeing his home for the Calais Jungle – via News.com.au

Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. – via TorrentFreak

Snap earned $8.3M on Spectacles “and other revenue” in Q1, $4.5M in Q4 – via TechCrunch

Snapchat is losing twice as much money as it did last year – via The Verge

Calvin Harris’s new album features Katy Perry, Pharrell, John Legend and Nicki Minaj. – via E!

Ticketmaster can now show you the view from your seat before you purchase a ticket – via The Verge

The Rolling Stones have announced 13 European dates together starting this September – via StonesNews

Despite a new cash infusion of $150 million from KKR and fresh sale rumours. Pandora stock continued its downward trend on Wednesday. – via Hypebot