Award-winning producer Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II announced a new global publishing deal with BMG on Friday (April 30). The newly minted Oscar and Grammy winner earned his awards for songwriting work with longtime collaborator H.E.R. on "Fight For You" from Judas and the Black Messiah and last summer's soul-stirring protest anthem, "I Can't Breathe."
"I am excited to renew my relationship with BMG and I’m confident that this next phase will be even bigger and more memorable for our fans and collaborators," said D'Mile in a statement to Billboard. The R&B veteran kicked off the year in a major way, working extensively with power duo Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) in addition to his critically acclaimed work with H.E.R.
Thomas Scherer, president of repertoire and marketing at BMG said, "Behind all his success is an unmatched authenticity and unparalleled character. Coupled with his creativity, drive and determination, there is no question he will soon place an Emmy and Tony award alongside his Grammy and Oscar."