Thursday, August 20, 2009

EMI Publishing, L.A. Reid Form New Talent JV

By Andre Paine, London

EMI Music Publishing has reached an agreement with Antonio "L.A." Reid to form the L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company, a joint venture to sign new songwriters.

The L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company will provide EMI Music Publishing with the exclusive services of Reid as a music publishing talent spotter. He will be responsible for discovering and signing new and established songwriters to publishing deals.

The global agreement was negotiated by EMI Music Publishing president of West Coast Creative, Big Jon Platt.

Solo artists and groups signed by Reid include Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, OutKast, Avril Lavigne, Pink, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy and Rihanna more...