LONDON, August 11 2008 – Multi-award winning songwriter, producer and multi-platinum artist Mark Ronson has extended his global co-publishing agreement with EMI Music Publishing.
The 32 year old, recently named Best Male Artist at this year’s BRIT Awards, has signed a new long term deal with the company to represent his existing catalogue as well as future projects.
He has released two critically acclaimed albums in Here Comes The Fuzz (2003) and Version (2007), and established himself as an acclaimed artist and producer on both sides of the Atlantic. His songwriting credits include work for Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Christina Aguilera, Nas, Rhymefest and Nikka Costa, as well as material for his own projects. He has produced music for the likes of the above as well as Robbie Williams, Estelle and Adele, while his work on Winehouse’s Back To Black earned him the Grammy for Producer of the Year earlier this year. Ronson originally signed with EMI Music Publishing in January 2006.
EMI Music Publishing UK President Guy Moot commented: “Mark is one of the most multi-talented creators working in the industry today. As well as being an accomplished producer and performer, his songwriting shows a rare ability to connect with music fans across a breadth of different genres. He’s a very important part of the EMI Music Publishing family, and we’re looking forward to working with him for many years to come.”
Mark Ronson said: “Guy and the team at EMI have been nothing but supportive of me throughout my career, always helping me to develop creatively and having the foresight to introduce me to artists such as Amy Winehouse and many others. I’m very happy to be able to continue my relationship with the company”
Mark Ronson has just completed a UK tour supporting Jay-Z, as well as numerous appearances at some of the world’s biggest music festivals including Glastonbury and Coachella. He recently performed in Paris with boyhood heroes Duran Duran, and has just finished working with the Kaiser Chiefs on their as-yet-untitled third album.
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