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

Caitlin Park changes artist name to Handsome, signs to Dot Dash / Remote Control – via Facebook

Sum Management launches PR division Collected PR – via CollectedPR

Rising hip-hop artist manager and A&R man Steven Victor has joined Def Jam Recordings as executive vice president and head of A&R. – via Billboard

Sydney finally gets a Summer Holiday music production course – via LiveSchool

Technology and services company for rightsholders, FUGA, is set to receive a €6m investment from current shareholders. – via RotD

VNUE, which records live performances of shows and then sells them to attendees at the recorded show, has acquired from PledgeMusic. – Pollstar

Facebook announced that it has acquired TBH, a positive-focused anonymous polling app that has become an overnight success with teens. – via Recode

Snapchat’s parent company has announced plans to create TV programmes for its mobile app as part of a deal with TV giant NBC Universal. – via CNBC

Introvert sign to UNFD – via WallofSound

The Island LIVE announces &ME (Germany) for Nov 3 event – via Facebook

Nottingham-based singer/songwriter Joel Baker has seen a massive upswing in Spotify plays after Taylor Swift added him to her playlist. – via DMN

Spotify has moved to formalise the process by which major and independent labels pitch for slots in the Browse section of its service, with a quota-based system applying to global and local playlists. – via MusicAlly

Robb McDaniels has been appointed CEO of Beatport, the download store for DJs. – via Variety

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with songwriter and rapper Cardi B. – via RotD

PPL has announced a record quarterly international payment to its members. The £18.5m paid out in September was up 3% on the previous largest quarterly payment in September 2016. – via RotD

Sony Music Entertainment has launched a video game publisher named Unties, with titles appearing on the Nintendo Switch. – via Developer

Silicon Valley giants used to lax regulation in the US face a tougher audience in Europe. – via Billboard