EMI signs exclusive deal with hit songwriter Elizondo

Mumbai: EMI Music Publishing has signed an exclusive administration agreement with leading songwriter and producer Mike Elizondo. The global deal will see EMI represent and market the new and future songs of the in-demand songwriter.
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 two songs on Natasha Bedingfield’s sophomore album Pocketful of Sunshine including the UK 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, 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."
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."

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