Extreme Music Inks Deal With Rodney Jerkins
By Ed Christman, N.Y.
Extreme Music, the worldwide production music library
unit of Sony/ATV (Michael Jackson) Music Publishing, has signed
songwriter/producer/musician Rodney Jerkins to be an executive producer
of nine albums within an 18-month period. The initial three albums are
planned for the second quarter of this year.
Jerkins, who recently co-founded music-based social
network Music Mogul, has many credits, including Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, Keyshia Cole, Black Eyed Peas and Janet
Jackson, among others.
Jenkins, the CEO of Darkchild Productions, Inc, has
been been associated with records that have sold more than 160 million
copies, according to a news release on the announcement. He has also contributed to numerous
other movie soundtracks, including "Rush Hour" and "Rush Hour 2."
Extreme, headquartered in the United Kingdom, has
worked with many major networks, studios, ad agencies and production
companies. It also has a long list of hit movies, television shows and
television commercials to its credits.