Music Biz Headlines: May 31, 2017

Spotify settles its big mechanical rights dispute in US

The deal will see the streaming firm set aside a fund worth $43.4 million to compensate songwriters and publishers whose songs it streamed without licence — CMU

Major labels taking in US$150 from streaming every second

According to MBW analysis, the trio of companies’ recorded music divisions are pulling in around $12.5M per day — MBW

Coalition presses for EU copyright reform

The objectives target three key sections of the commission’s proposal, including Article 13, which covers user uploads, and Article 11, which strengthens press publishers’ rights, chiefly the controversial ‘link right’ — IP IRO

Tidal loses 3rd CEO in two years

Former SoundCloud exec Jeff Toig exits after 18 months in the job — MBW

When Pink Floyd, David Crosby visited 'Lovely Rita' sessions

How parking-meter antagonism, a very high Byrd and a certain psychedelic group on the rise played into the Paul McCartney classic — Jordan Runtagh, Rolling Stone

Philadelphia's music history - a DIY tour

The city has a rich musical heritage, but one that is under-promoted —  Kristen De Groot, AP

Booming Blackpool: the musical rebirth sweeping Britain's coastal towns

A look at how the UK’s seaside resorts are becoming hotbeds of everything from DIY grime to escapist pop — Dave Simpson,The Guardian

Girl power: How the fans whose tastes we’ve been most dismissive of may prove the most resilient

Ariana Grande fans have an unbridled passion for a figure who, through her music, captures the strength they want to have, the confidence they want to emulate and the beauty they see in each other —  Sadaf Ahsan, National Post

Toronto’s Trinity/Little Portugal hood named Canada’s best area for new musicians

Taylor Knox amongst those loving the area  — David Hains, Metro Toronto

Katy Perry, Pitbull, The Chainsmokers & more honour fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

Stars take to social media in tribute —  Colin Stutz, Billboard

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