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Wild Belle Sign Global Deal With EMI Music Publishing

LONDON & NEW YORK -- EMI Music Publishing, the world’s leading publisher of popular music, is proud to announce that it has signed a global songwriting deal with acclaimed new American duo Wild Belle. The agreement, which is effective immediately, was sealed by EMI Music Publishing UK’s Guy Moot, President UK and European A&R, and Dan Lloyd-Jones, VP A&R, with EMI Music Publishing North America’s Jon Platt, President of North American Creative.

Originally from Chicago and now hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the brother and sister duo of Natalie Bergman and Elliot Bergman posted their first track to their Bandcamp page, ‘Keep You’, earlier this year, causing a huge stir among fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Wild Belle are currently finishing off their debut album, which has been described as drawing on influences ranging from electro-pop to reggae and has attracted strong interest from a number of labels in both the US and the UK. The band have just performed at this year’s Coachella Festival in California and last month appeared at SXSW in Texas.

Eliot Bergman said: "We couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of the EMI family. Guy, Daniel and Jon have the best ears, minds and hearts in the music world and we are so happy to have them in our corner. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with them!"

Roger Faxon, EMI Group CEO, added : “As the world’s leading and most creative publisher EMI is the perfect home for Wild Belle and I’m thrilled that Natalie and Elliot have chosen to join us. Our European and North American teams have worked hand-in-hand to bring this agreement to completion and I’ve no doubt that Wild Belle and EMI Music Publishing will have a long and very successful association together.”

EMI Music Publishing is the world's leading publisher of popular music, representing more than one million copyrights including some of the best known songs ever written. Iconic songs in the EMI Music Publishing catalog include “New York New York”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “The James Bond Theme”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Always On My Mind”, “Over The Rainbow”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ In the Rain”. Its current hit-making writers and producers include Beyoncé, James Blunt, Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, Pink, Stargate, and Kanye West.