-- In a joint venture agreement, pigFACTORY Music and Sindee Levin Music will serve as the sub-publisher in the U.S. and Mexico for South African music publishing company Sheer Publishing. Sheer Publishing is comprised of Pan-African music.

"Last year pigFACTORY placed two songs from the Sheer Publishing catalog into the hit film 'District 9,'" pigFACTORY Music CEO Keatly Haldeman said in a statement. "On the heels of this success, we were fortunate enough to have expanded our dialogue with Sheer, which has now led to a more comprehensive, administration deal for North America."

PigFACTORY will provide the creative elements while Sindee Levin Music will provide the music business expertise, according to the announcement.

-- EMI Music Publishing has signed a global administration deal with Latin urban artist Don Omar, who has sold in excess of 5 million albums to date worldwide, according to an announcement. The agreement with EMI Music Publishing will see Omar's future songwriting work represented by the company's network of offices around the world.

The deal includes rights to songs on his new album "Don Omar Presents: Meet The Orphans," which was released in the United States last week by Machete Music/Universal. He also stars in the new "Fast & The Furious" movie, and will also collaborate on the score as well as have five tracks on the soundtrack.

In addition, EMI Music Publishing will administer Omar's entire song catalog, including all of his biggest hits, ilke "Reggaeton Latino", "Pobre Diabla", "Angelito" and more than 20 more classic hit songs. The catalog contains more than 125 songs in total.

Omar has been signed by EMI Music Publishing US Latin creative director Leslie Ahrens in Miami, in collaboration with Urban senior creative director Leotis Clyburn in New York.

-- Bug Music has renewed its multi-year publishing deal with Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel, a company client since 2001. Mendel, an original member of Foo Fighter continues to play with that band, but meanwhile he has also reunited with Sunny Day Real Estate, which is working on its first new album in 15 years with its original band members.