EMI Music Publishing has extended its global co-publishing agreement with hit Canadian producer and songwriter Brian Howes.

EMI will represent Howes' interests in an extensive catalog of songs, including those he recently co-wrote with Puddle of Mudd, Skillet, Daughtry and Hinder, whose album "Extreme Behavior" he produced.

Hinder's "Lips Of An Angel," which Howes co-wrote with the band, was recently named song of the year and Internet song of the year at the 2008 BMI Pop Awards. Howes is currently in the studio with Hinder, completing work on their second album.

Howes recently launched Van Howes Studios in his native Vancouver, and made rock band Rev Theory his first signing to his Van Howes Records imprint with Interscope. Rev Theory, also signed with EMI Music Publishing, release their debut album "Light It Up" this week.

EMI's executive VP of East Coast creative, Dan McCarroll, announced the deal.