EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That singer/songwriters Howard Donald and Jason Orange to a long-term exclusive publishing deal. Brokered by Take That's manager Jonathan Wild and EMI Music Publis

EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That singer/songwriters Howard Donald and Jason Orange to a long-term exclusive publishing deal.

Brokered by Take That's manager Jonathan Wild and EMI Music Publishing senior VP A&R Declan Morrell, the worldwide deal covers Donald and Orange's works for the reunited British hitmakers and all outside projects.

The 1990s boyband's comeback single "Patience" (Polydor) arrived at No. 4 this week on the Official U.K. Singles Chart via downloads alone, and is expected to hit No. 1 after Monday's physical release.

The album "Beautiful World," set for release next Monday (Nov. 27), is "on course to be a huge seller" in the run up to Christmas, according to EMI Publishing.

The single and album come on the back of a best-selling compilation and hugely successful reunion tour, which ranked in the Billboard Boxscore mid-year top 25.

Between April and June 2006, the group sold 500,000 tickets for its arena and stadium tour of the Ireland. Former member Robbie Williams - who left the band in 1995 - was featured as an onstage hologram on those dates.