Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed rising singer/songwriter James Morrison to a publishing deal.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed rising singer/songwriter James Morrison to a long-term, worldwide publishing deal.

The twenty-year old British artist is currently recording tracks for his Polydor Records album, due for release in the first quarter next year.

"We are all really looking forward to watching James develop into a major star. Even at this early stage of his career it's obvious that James is destined for big things," comments Rak Sanghvi, the publishing company's London-based managing director.