Rock act signs worldwide co-publishing pact.

New York act the Bravery has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, Billboard.biz has learned. The alternative rock group's Island Def Jam self-titled debut has sold 61,000 copies in the United States since its March 29 release, and is already certified gold in the United Kingdom.

UMPG features the band on its current sampler and is actively seeking film, TV, videogame and commercial placements.