EMI Publishing has expanded its roster of songwriters with three new global agreements, and the extension of an existing worldwide deal.

The first new deal is with Jack Splash, the U.S. singer-songwriter who has worked with Alicia Keys and John Legend.

The music publishing giant has also inked a contract with Scouting For Girls. The British band is currently grabbing extensive radio airplay, and gaining a following online and on the live circuit following the June release of their EP "It's Not About You" (Epic). Scouting For Girls is recording an album for a September release.

The third of the new signings is 17-year-old Jamaican composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen McGregor, the son of reggae artist Freddie McGregor.

Meanwhile, Tor Erik Hermansen, one half of Norwegian songwriting/recording team StarGate, has extended his global agreement with EMI Publishing.

"Our aim is pretty simple - we want to work with the best writers around and deliver them the best possible service both creatively and commercially," said Guy Moot, EMI Music Publishing U.K.'s managing director, in a statement.

The signings join EMI Music Publishing's stable of hit writers such as the Arctic Monkeys, James Blunt and Norah Jones.