Season 7 winner, David Cook, just signed a brand-spanking new publishing deal:
From Billboard magazine:
Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co. has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with 2008 “American Idol” winner and songwriter David Cook. As part of the deal, Cherry Lane will be administering Cook current catalog and will hold co-publishing rights in any new writing opportunities that are set up through Cherry Lane.
“Everyone knows David Cook the American Idol winner, ” Cherry Lane senior VP of creative services and marketing Richard Stumpf said in a statement. But after early discussions with Cook, “I was most impressed with David Cook the gifted songwriter, ” said Stumpf.
The deal was negotiated by Stumpf, Cherry Lane VP of business & legal affairs Keith Hauprich, and Iain Pirie at 19 Entertainment and Howard Siegel at Pryor Cashman LLP.
Happy songwriting, David!