EMI Music Publishing yesterday announced it had signed American songwriter and producer Dave Bassett to a worldwide co-publishing deal. Bassett is best known for writing songs for rock outfits like Saliva, Halestorm, Sevendust, 10 Years, and Skillet, though he has also worked with more poppy acts like Josh Groban, Lisa Loeb and ‘American Idol’ winner Kris Allen. He has also written soundtracks for numerous US TV shows.
EMI Music Publishing President of North American Creative Jon Platt told CMU: “Dave has incredible range as a writer across all forms of music. His rock credentials are impeccable, but he’s just as accomplished in pop or as a writer for television and movies. With that kind of ability, and his track record of success, Dave’s music crosses all formats, genres and audiences. We’re really looking forward to working with him, and helping him to connect his music with even more people across the world”.