Plan B has signed a deal with EMI Music Publishing worth around £3 million.
The artist, real name Ben Drew, will get more than £1 million as an advance for his songwriting on future albums with the remaining £2 million being paid once he releases the records.
The deal was overseen EMI Music Publishing UK president Guy Moot, who is considered one of the forerunners in the race to head EMI under Sony/ATV.
It does not, however encompass his next album Ill Manors or his last album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks.
Drew’s publishing was previously with Universal.
The new deal is separate from the joint publishing venture that Drew embarked upon with EMI back in February called Temperamental Music.
The set up will see Drew signing and developing songwriters with EMI looking after other areas including synch, licensing and administration globally.
Guy Moot was involved in the Temperamental Music deal, which is thought to have paved the way for Plan B’s own publishing deal with EMI.
Source: The Sun
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