EMI Music Publishing signs exclusive publishing deal with hit songwriter and producer Mike Elizondo


WEBWIRE – Friday, April 11, 2008

EMI Music Publishing, the world’s most creative music publisher, has signed an exclusive administration agreement with leading songwriter and producer Mike Elizondo, it was announced today.

The global deal will see EMI Music Publishing represent and market the new and future songs of one of the most in-demand songwriters of the moment. Elizondo has recently been in the studio working with Eminem on his new album, as well as teaming up with Sheryl Crow on her forthcoming album, Detours.

He has also co-written and produced 2 songs on Natasha Bedingfield’s sophomore album Pocketful of Sunshine including the U.K. single Say It Again, co-written with Bedingfield and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. Elizondo has a song on the current Blake Lewis record, and has been writing with Esmee Denters, the first signing to Justin Timberlake’s Tennman label. All of these songs will be administered by EMI Music Publishing, as well as any other future works over the term of the deal.

EMI Music Publishing Senior Director of Creative Ed Jefferson said, “I am excited to be working so closely with one of the most versatile and dynamic writers and producers in the business. His breadth of work and his continued diversity matched with EMI Music Publishing’s commitment and resources make this an unbeatable partnership.”

EMI Music Publishing President of West Coast Creative Big Jon Platt said, “Mike’s ability to write for artists as diverse as Eminem and Eric Clapton make him a rare and important talent, and he’s completely on top of his game at the moment. His catalog is already full of modern-day classics, and the songs he is writing at the moment continue to be of the highest possible standard.”

Mike Elizondo commented: “I’m very excited to work with everyone at EMI. The management team is dedicated to opening new doors for their writers and Ed, Big Jon and the rest of the company are all completely passionate about everything they do. I’m looking forward to this new partnership with them.”

Mike Elizondo has become one of the most eagerly sought after songwriters working in the industry today, having worked with artists including Eminem, Mary J Blige, Natasha Bedingfield, Dr Dre, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Nelly Furtado, Xzibit, Eric Clapton, The Game, Gwen Stefani and 50 Cent. His catalogue includes worldwide hits such as Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady, 50 Cent’s In Da Club and Eve featuring Gwen Stefani’s Grammy Award winning Let Me Blow Ya Mind. He was nominated in the Producer of the Year category at last month’s 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, for his work on Maroon 5’s hit album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long and Rilo Kiley’s much-acclaimed release Under the Blacklight.



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