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Singer-songwriter Dennis Locorriere writes the sleeve notes for his upcoming album Post Cool.
Nielsen SoundScan figures show that for the second year in a row, Atlantic Records ranks as the No1 label in the music industry, having achieved the biggest total album market share [8.23%] of 2009 in the USA. Atlantic also leads in current digital album market share [8.45%].
Tegan and Sara play the second of two nights at The South Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, supported by An Horse.
Pop/dance boy band Exile wins the Artist of the Year award at the first Billboard Japan Music Awards, in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Two people in a pick-up truck are killed when a tour bus carrying country star Trace Adkins' band crashes into it while en route to Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. Adkins, already in Louisiana, goes to the scene immediately after hearing about the crash. Adkins also cancels the band's next live show.
The Used play at The Rapids Theater, Niagara Falls, New York State, USA.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines.
Yes play at Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Miami, Florida, USA.
Gorillaz release their third studio album, Plastic Beach, in Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan plays the fourth of five nights at Zepp, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Billy Talent play at The Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Donovan plays at The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, in a concert to benefit the David Lynch Foundation.
OK Go play a free show at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
While on a week-long charity tour of Malawi, Africa, Madonna lays the first brick symbolising the commencement of the construction of her US$15m Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.
Lady Gaga posts a message on her Twitter site in support of 15-year-old student Cole Goforth who was recently sent home from Greenbrier High School, White House, Tennessee, for wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan, 'I Heart Lady Gay Gay'.
On her Play On Tour, Carrie Underwood plays at Breslin Student Events Center, Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Meat Loaf releases a new album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear in the UK.
Courtney Love's re-formed band Hole releases Nobody's Daughter, its first album in ten years, in the UK.
During a North American tour in support of her album The Sea, Corinne Bailey Rae plays at Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
Rod Stewart and Spandau Ballet play at 7he Sevens Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia.
It is reported that Co-Operative Music has made "maybe the biggest single signing" in its history by signing up New York's Interpol for the UK ahead of the release of their fourth studio album.
The Eagles play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
AC/DC play at The Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
The Ornette Coleman Quartet, Norah Jones, The Pat Metheny Group, Tower Of Power, Marcus Miller, Earth Wind And Fire, Corinne Bailey Rae and others play on the first day of the three-day-long North Sea Jazz festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
The Ornette Coleman Quartet, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Gilberto Gil, Eric Bibb, Joe Bonamassa, The Freedom Band, [Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride], The David Sanborn Trio, Macy Gray and others play on the second day of the three-day-long North Sea Jazz festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Harry Connick Jr. begins a two-week season at The Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, USA.
On their Ending On A High Note Tour, A-ha play at Clam Castle, Clam, Near Linz, Austria, Europe.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays at The Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
Influential jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, known as 'the black Marilyn Monroe', dies aged 80 in a Manhattan, New York City, USA, nursing home, after suffering deteriorating health for many years following open heart surgery.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Status Quo play at the Amphitheater Hanau, Hanau, Germany, Europe.
The 19th annual Polar Music Prize is presented to Italian conductor and composer Ennio Morricone and Islandic artist Bjork, by His Majesty the King of Sweden in a televised ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. Morricone and Bjork each receive prize money of 1m Swedish kronor [USD 122 000/EUR 92 000.]
Owen plays at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Aimee Mann plays at the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
CocoRosie play at the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lifehouse play the last of three nights at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK.
Santana play at The König-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany, Europe.
Bob Mould plays at The Montrose Room, Rosemont, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor releases a new album, Last Alaska Moon on Coconut Bay Records in the UK.
Robert Plant plays in the BBC2 Electric Proms at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
To commemorate the 70th birthday of John Lennon of The Beatles, Steinway And Sons launch their Imagine Series Limited Edition piano, modeled after Lennon's celebrated white Steinway grand.
The Skybar Festival, a four-day event, begins at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Asia. Artists appearing today include Prince, Kelis, Basement Jaxx, Tinie Tempah and Rudy.
Miranda Cosgrove, Matthew Morrison, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and Andrea Bocelli join President Obama and his family at the 2010 Christmas in Washington concert in Washington, DC, USA.
The Brookes Brothers release a new single, Last Night / Warcry, on vinyl via Breakbeat Kaos Records in the UK.
You Me At Six play the first of two nights at The HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK, supported by The Blackout.
Pixie Lott comes to the end of her Crazy Cats Tour, with a gig at the Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Gogol Bordello play at the 9:30 Club, Washington DC, USA.
The Cold War Kids play at Marion Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Chris Isaak plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.