New Zealand-born songsmith Neil Finn has inked a long-term publishing agreement with Chrysalis Music for the world outside Australasia.

New Zealand-born songsmith Neil Finn has inked a publishing agreement with Chrysalis Music for the world outside Australasia.

The long-term pact, unveiled today (May 24), includes Finn's latest work on the Finn Brothers' album “Everyone is Here,” which he recorded for Capitol last year with his brother Tim.

"Neil is unquestionably one the finest songwriters of his generation,” says Jeremy Lascelles, CEO of the Chrysalis Music Division, part of London-based independent music and media firm Chrysalis Group. “It's an honor to be working with such talented writer and wonderful musician."

Alongside his brother, Neil co-fronted Australasian pop-rock band Split Enz in the 1970s and 1980s. He spent seven years with the band and was responsible for penning their biggest hit, “I Got You,” and performing lead vocals on tracks such as “Message to My Girl.”

He went on to form Crowded House in 1985, which had a string of hits through the 1980s and 1990s with “Weather with You,” “Four Seasons In One Day,” “Don't Dream It's Over” and “It's Only Natural.” After the band split in 1996, Finn embarked on a successful solo career.

The Finn Brothers are due to play a series of rescheduled dates in the United Kingdom and Europe, beginning June 10 in Portsmouth, England. The original dates were postponed when the brothers returned to Australia for the funeral of former bandmate Paul Hester, who took his own life on March 26.