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

Iggy Azalea Announces Her Upcoming Collaboration With, of All People, Azealia Banks – via Vulture

Ticketmaster to kill long lines by checking event attendees in with smartphone audio data – via The Verge

Sydney’s Red Bull Academy Weekender is coming back for a weekend of electronic gigs – via Brag 

Rob Owen appointed VP, Creative, Catalogue And Marketing at Warner/Chappell Music UK. – via RotD

Vivendi has acquired the near 60% stake in advertising group Havas for around US$3bn and will move to buy the entire company before the end of the year. – via TheStreet

YouTube loses ground on US subscription music streaming in first six months of 2017. Both single-track downloads and digital album sales fall 24% compared to 2016 – via MBW

Ed Sheeran Says He’s Quitting Twitter – via The Vulture 

Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, VP EMEA Facebook, is to deliver the keynote address at BPI’s agm on 7 September. – via bpi

The BBC announced today that it plans to spend about $44 million (£34 million) in online children’s content across the next three years, responding to the rise of Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon. – via BBC