PJ Harvey Signs Publishing Deal With EMI, New Album On Vagrant Records
The innovative British singer prepares for a busy Spring, with a new album out in February as well as several U.S. headlining dates.
NEW YORK - 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, is due to be released. The new album, out February 14th, is Harvey's first 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, Björk, Josh Homme, Sparklehorse, Hal Wilner, Pascal Comelade and Tricky. She has also contributed to numerous soundtracks, notably Batman Forever, The Cradle Will Rock and Basquiat. At this year's Coachella music festival, Harvey is among the headlining acts. Additional shows at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco (April 14) and Terminal 5 in New York City (April 20) were recently announced.
"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."