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

Warner Music boss nears royalty deal with Spotify – via New York Post

Spotify, said to be valued at $13bn, is considering listing its shares directly on the NYSE – via Billboard

Winners announced for the 2017 Australian Jazz Bell Awards – via JazBell

Live music venues in Victoria have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects. – via Music Victoria

Hype Machine launches crowdfunding campaign to stay afloat – via Hypem

Solicitor John Reid has been made a director of seven of George Michael’s multi-million pound music firms – via The Sun

Music Victoria and APRA AMCOS offer free Tax & Accounting workshop for artists – via Music Victoria

Copyright Issues Take Center Stage at Music Biz 2017 Conference – via Billboard

Katy Perry Announces New Album Title ‘Witness’ – music times

MQA and Merlin announce multi-year agreement – via Music Week

Hanson To Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame – via Newson6

AYLA signs Caroline Australia and Select Music. Listen to new single ‘Shallow End; below: