Razor & Tie has inked one-year worldwide publishing administration deals with Columbia Records artist/songwriter Ari Hest and top session player/songwriter Tony Scherr.

Hest signed with Columbia in 2004, releasing his major-label debut, "Someone to Tell," to critical acclaim. His second album for the label is being produced by Mitchell Froom, whose credits include albums for Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Suzanne Vega and Elvis Costello, among many others. The album is due out early this year.

Scherr has performed with such artists as Norah Jones and Bill Frissell. He is currently touring with Willie Nelson.