Extreme Music, the worldwide production music library unit of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has signed songwriter/producer/musician Rodney Jerkins to be an executive producer of nine albums within an 18-month period. The initial three albums are planned for the second quarter of this year.

Jerkins, who recently co-founded music-based social network Music Mogul, has many credits, including Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Keyshia Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Black Eyed Peas, Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, Gwen Stefani and Will Smith, among others.

He is also represented on Spears' new platinum album "Circus," and is working on P. Diddy's forthcoming release, "Last Train To Paris."

Jenkins, the CEO of Darkchild Productions, Inc, has been been associated with records that have sold more than 160 million copies, according to a news release on the announcement.

In addition, Jerkins is the executive music consultant for the film and the motion picture soundtrack for "Confessions of a Shopaholic." He has also contributed to numerous other movie soundtracks, including "Honey," "Scary Movie 3," "Blue Streak," "My Baby's Daddy," and "Rush Hour" and "Rush Hour 2."

Extreme, headquartered in the United Kingdom, has worked with many major networks, studios, ad agencies and production companies. It also has a long list of hit movies, television shows and television commercials to its credits.