Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into worldwide songwriters' agreements with the frontmen and principal songwriters of Sweden's Mando Diao, Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén, for the band’s "Never Seen the Light of Day" album.
The band was the only Swedish group to perform at the 2007 Live Earth concert. The band won this year's Swedish National Radio awards for rock act of the year, live act of the year and song of the year.
Set for release by EMI on Oct. 22, the band's fourth studio album was produced by Björn Olsson and engineered by Patrik Heikinpieti.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia, whose managing director is Patrik Sventelius, signed the band, which is managed by Carl Blom.