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French Horn Rebellion play at Roxanne Parlour, Melbourne, Australia.
It is reported that U2's Broadway musical, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, broke all box office and attendance records during the last week of 2011 by earning $2,941,790 over nine performances during the seven days.
Under the name Ingrid Jackson, Beyonce checks into Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, USA, and takes over the entire fourth floor, where she will give birth to her daughter with Jay-Z.
Into It. Over It. play at The Spaceship, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The NYJO [National Youth Jazz Orchestra] plays at The Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, UK.
Kasabian play at Zepp, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Walkabouts play at Szene, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
PaulMcCartney.com streams a thirty-minute-long press conference featuring Paul McCartney talking in London, UK, with press from around the world to promote the release of his new album of cover versions, Kisses On The Bottom.
The New York City health department closes Jay-Z's Club 40/40 restaurant for 69 health-code violations, just 24 hours after the rapper relaunched it in a star-studded celebration.
Chicago-born Owen [aka Mike Kinsella] plays at The Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, USA.
We Were Promised Jetpacks play at 59.1 Munich, Germany, Europe.
The Vaselines play at Angelo Mai, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Dream Theater play at Valbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Rio Caraeff, CEO of online music video service Vevo announces, at a conference in Dana Point, California, USA, that the company earned $150m in revenue during 2011.
Dear Superstar release their new album Damned Religion, in the UK.
The Static Jacks play at The Cornerhouse, Cambridge, UK.
Garland Jeffreys plays at Slim's, San Francisco, California, USA.
Olly Murs plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK.
Olly Murs plays at The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK.
Jessie J plays at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Asia.
Organisers of the London Olympics are accused by the Musicians Union of trying to cheat professional musicians by asking artists to perform without payment at events including the Olympic Torch Relay and concerts arranged by promoter Live Nation.
Cher Lloyd plays at The Oasis, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Marina And The Diamonds release their second studio album, Electra Heart in germany and Holland, Europe.
The I Love This City Festival 2012 plays the second of two days at AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza 94107, San Francisco, California, USA. Artists appearing over the two days of the festival include Tiesto, Duck Sauce, Steve Aoki, The Crystal Method, Laidback Luke, Holy Ghost, Excision, Holy Fuck, Chuckie, Cookie Monsta, Cut Chemist, Kill The Noise, Felix Cartal, Pictureplane, Dirtyphonics, Brodinski, NiT GriT, James Murphy, Harvard Bass, Helicopter Showdown, Oliver S, Fareoh and Holy F.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of three nights at The Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Asia.
Loreen, recent Swedish winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with Euphoria, makes her first UK tv appearance, an interview on BBC1 tv show Breakfast.
Inductees at the 43rd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame event in the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, USA, include Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones and Jim Steinman. The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Bette Midler, and Ne-Yo receives The Hal David Starlight Award.
American double Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and cult German pianist Hauschka release their debut album, Silfra, on Universal/Deutsche Grammophon.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at The Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center, Darien Lakes, New York State, USA.
On her Born This Way Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the third of five nights at The Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
Robert Cray plays at The Picturedrome, Holmfirth, UK.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Ratinan Stadium, Tampere, Finland, Europe.
British rapper Professor Green takes to Twitter to blast his record company for mis-handling his recent releases. Green alleges that Never Be A Right Time [2012, No.35], had been 'rushed? by his label, EMI imprint Virgin Records. He also claims that the video for follow-up single Remedy [2012, No.18] was 'a month late'. He Tweets, 'How would you feel if a company taking 25% of your earnings weren't doing their jobs properly? Would you pay someone not doing their job? Why would your own record label hinder you?"
Pop movie The Sapphires, based on the career of Australian 60s soul quartet The Sapphires, is released to cinemas in Australia.
The Killers headline the final night of the V Festival in Chelmsford, England, UK. During the day, members of One Direction are seen partying with singer/X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos and Caroline Flack. It is also during this event that Tulisa assaults celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan, who she believes to have been responsible for putting her sex tape online.
Japandroids play at Minoga, Poznan, Poland, Europe.
Poetry/music collective Little Machine play at The Brsitol Poetry Festival, Bristol, UK.
Rise Against play the second of two nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by The Gaslight Anthem.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play the sixth of seven nights at The Beacon Theatre, New York City, USA.
Andy Burrows releases a new album, Company, in the UK.
Rolling Stones play a warm-up show at the 600-capacity Trabendo Club, Paris, France, Europe.
Calvin Harris releases his third album, 18 Months, on Columbia Records in the UK. The album features several guest vocalists, including Rihanna, Florence Welch, Tinie Tempah, Kelis, Ne-Yo and Dizzee Rascal.
Conor Maynard plays at The O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK.
Evanescence play at Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
On his Single Ladies tour, R. Kelly plays at The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Alanis Morissette plays at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe.
Touring in support of their fifth album, Moms, Menomena play at Ubel And Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Little Angels play at The O2 Academy, Bristol, UK.
The Killers play at The EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA, supported by Tegan and Sara.
Maroon 5 play at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.