EMI Music Publishing today announced it signed a global co-publishing deal with British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey.
The announcement comes two weeks before Harvey's eighth studio album, "Let England Shake," comes out on February 14th. The new album is Harvey's first album with Vagrant Records, a Santa Monica-based independent label.
EMI Music Publishing represented Harvey previously between 1992 -2001.
"I have always had a good working relationship with EMI Music Publishing," she said in a statement, "and I'm glad this can continue."
The new publishing deal also extends to Harvey's back catalog which includes her classic albums "Dry" (1992), "Rid of Me" (1993), "To Bring You My Love "(1995) and "Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea" (2000).
"PJ Harvey is one of those innovative and truly special artists, whose music today remains as vibrant and engaging as it was when she first emerged onto the scene," said EMI Music Publishing's President, Guy Moot. "She is an incredible songwriter, and we are all thrilled to have this opportunity to work with her."
Harvey has collaborated with numerous artists including Nick Cave, Thom Yorke, Bjork, Josh Homme, Sparklehorse, Hal Wilner, Pascal Comelade and Tricky. She has also contributed o numerous soundtracks, notably "Batman Forever," "The Cradle Will Rock" and "Basquiat."
"With a new album coming out next month, and her amazing catalogue of songs, we have a strong foundation upon which to build a lasting creative relationship," said Daniel Lloyd-Jones, Senior A&R Manager. "I see no limit to what can be achieved with PJ. As a songwriter, producer and musician she's right up there with the very best that Britain has to offer, and we're looking forward to working with her to help her maximise the reach of her music."
"The Words That Maketh Murder" From "Let England Shake"
"Rid of Me"