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EMI Publishing signs former X-Factor finalist

By | Published on Friday 9 March 2012

Rebecca Ferguson

EMI Music Publishing announced this week that it had signed a global deal with former ‘X-Factor’ loser Rebecca Ferguson, who came second on the telly talent irritant in 2010, behind Matt Cardle and ahead of some bunch of delinquents called One Direction. Don’t know what happened to them. The deal includes Ferguson’s co-writing credits on all the tracks that appeared on her debut album, released by Sony last December.

Confirming the deal, EMI Publishing’s Guy Moot told CMU: “We are thrilled to have signed Rebecca. Her career is off to a flying start and her talent as a songwriter is undeniable. The whole team have been deeply impressed by Rebecca’s natural songwriting ability from the start. She writes honestly and from the heart, and that allows her to connect with people. We’re now looking forward to creating opportunities for her music to be heard on a worldwide stage”.

Ferguson herself added: “I’m so excited to be working with EMI Music Publishing, they have such a great history and so many fantastic songwriters have signed with them. I’m looking forward to a successful and creative relationship”.