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It is reported that Plan B has signed a deal with EMI Music Publishing, securing him more than £1m as an advance for his songwriting on future albums plus £2m to be paid once he releases the records. The deal does not, however, include his next album, Ill Manors, or his previous album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks.
Beat Connection play at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The Gaslight Anthem play at The Independent, San Francisco, USA.
It is reported that songwriter-producer Steve Mac has signed an exclusive publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis UK for his Rokstone publishing catalogue. Mac boasts a career total of over 140m records, including 58 No1 singles and albums.
During its 16th consecutive week in the Billboard Top 10 Up All Night by One Direction is named the third biggest-selling album of the year to date in the USA.
Crosby, Stills And Nash play at The Ntelos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
The 3-D movie, Katy Perry : Part Of Me, starring Katy Perry opens at cinemas in the UK.
Florence And The Machine release a new single, Spectrum [Say My Name], as a digital download.
Queen and Adam Lambert play at The Joint Inside Hard Rock, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Rihanna files legal papers in Manhattan, New York City, USA, suing her former accountants, Berdon LLP, accusing the company of mismanaging her accounts between 2005 and 2010. The singer is seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages and lost revenue, claiming that the accountancy firm collected "exorbitant" commissions and bungled her tax affairs.
Bon Iver play at The Heineken Opener Festival, Gdynia, Poland Europe.
On their Maiden England World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The First Midwest Bank, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Alice Cooper.
Morrissey plays at Les Ardentes Festival, Liege, Belgium, Europe.