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EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH JARED COTTER

EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH JARED COTTER

New York, 9 October 2009 – EMI Music Publishing, the world’s leading publisher of popular music, has signed an exclusive [global] co-publishing deal with talented songwriter and vocalist Jared Cotter.

Cotter co-wrote “Down” by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne, which this week knocked the Black Eyed Peas from the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in 26 weeks. The track also tops the Hot 100 Airplay chart, with 115 million listener impressions, and has moved 1.5 million downloads since its release.

As well as writing for Jay Sean, Cotter will have a song called “It Ain’t Christmas” featured on R&B vocalist Joe’s forthcoming festive album. In addition to his writing and performing, the former American Idol finalist is an on-air host with Fuse TV, and is in talks to host a new gameshow on cable TV.

The agreement will see EMI Music Publishing represent Cotter’s songs on a long-term basis, working with music clients across all forms of media to secure commercial opportunities across the world. He will be A&R’d by EMI Music Publishing Senior Creative Director Leotis Clyburn, and work closely with President of West Coast Creative Big Jon Platt.

Leotis Clyburn said: “Jared is a multi-talented songwriter and performer who has the ability to be a success at anything he turns his mind to. He really understands what makes a hit song, and we’re very happy to have this opportunity to work with him as he develops a long-term career.”

Jared Cotter said: ‘”I’m so proud and happy to have joined the EMI family. Leotis has been very supportive and I’m honored to work with Big Jon Platt. Having the number one song in the country is a huge accomplishment and a dream come true for me.”

EMI Music Publishing’s catalog includes more than 1.3 million copyrights including some of the best known songs ever written. Included in the EMI Music Publishing catalog are iconic songs including “New York New York”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “The James Bond Theme”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Always On My Mind”, “Over The Rainbow”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ In the Rain”. Its current hit-making writers and producers include Arctic Monkeys, Beyoncé, James Blunt, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Pink, Usher, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Amy Winehouse.

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