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Plan B signs new publishing deal with EMI

By | Published on Friday 6 July 2012

Plan B

Well, EMI Music Publishing is celebrating its sale to a Sony-led consortium last week by signing a new deal with Brit rapper of the moment, Plan B, real name Ben Drew, reportedly worth £3 million, according to The Sun. Obviously that figure is meaningless, but he will apparently get an advance of £1 million, so that’s nice.

A source told the tabloid: “It’s a huge deal for Ben, worth a lot of cash. There aren’t many artists who get these kind of offers nowadays but his success with Strickland Banks has earned him kudos. He’d just got out of an old publishing deal and EMI had been trying to get him to sign on with them for ages. It comes on top of a joint venture he launched earlier this year with EMI which will see him scout for new writing talent”.