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By Chris Cooke | Posted on Monday, August 1, 2022

James Bourne, out of Busted fame, has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell covering both his existing catalog and future works.

Although best known for his musical output with the legendary Son Of Dork, surely, or – OK – maybe Busted, Bourne has also written numerous songs for other artists, including 5 Seconds Of Summer, Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, Jonas Brothers, McFly, Pixie Lott, Saturdays and the Vampires

Confirming the new deal, Warner Chappell Creative Director Emily Foreman said: “James has been writing great pop and rock songs for almost 20 years now. He enjoyed incredible success in the early 2000s, but Busted’s last two records, as well as his recent solo material, showed just how much he has grown and evolved as a songwriter. We are excited to work with him on the next step in his career.”

Meanwhile, Bourne himself adds: “I’m beyond excited to start a new chapter with Warner Chappell! My songwriting over the past 20 years has taken me on the most incredible journey. I always feel like I have a lot more to offer as a songwriter and artist. From!”



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