Reservoir Announces New Deal With Grammy Award-Winning And Multi-Platinum-Selling Writer-Producer Brent Maher
New York, October 31, 2023— Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR), an award-winning independent music company, today announced a publishing deal for the future works of seven-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling writer-producer Brent Maher. This deal builds on the Company's 2018 acquisition of rights to Maher's full catalog.
Maher is best known for his hit collaborations with country duo The Judds, whom he discovered in 1983 and would go on to produce all 10 of their albums. He notably co-wrote and produced "Why Not Me" by the duo, which topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and earned Maher the Academy of Country Music Song of the Year Award. Maher has also worked on many of The Judds' other hits like "Girls Night Out," "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain," "I Know Where I'm Going," "Let Me Tell You About Love," and "Born To Be Blue," among others.
In celebration of The Judds' 40th anniversary, some of music's biggest stars have come together for a compilation album celebrating the duo's discography entitled, A Tribute To The Judds. Maher collaborated on all tracks but one off the album, which was released on October 27th. The album features stars from country music and beyond, including Wynonna Judd, Blake Shelton, Dollie Parton, Gwen Stefani, Jelly Roll, Reba McEntire, and many more.
Beyond his work with The Judds, Maher has also co-written several hits by Johnny Reid, including the CCMA Single of the Year "A Woman Like You" and Juno nominated Single of the Year "Let's Go Higher." Maher additionally counts Tanya Tucker, Dottie West, Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers, and more amongst his esteemed collaborators. He is also an award-winning engineer, with notable credits including Ike and Tina Turner's "Proud Mary," and The 5th Dimension's "Age of Aquarius," plus titles by Willie Nelson, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, Sammy Davis Jr. Gladys Knight, Sly and the Family Stone, and more.
On signing with Reservoir, Maher said, "I'm very happy to be in business with John and the entire staff at Reservoir on my new endeavors and back catalog."
Reservoir Executive Vice President of Creative John Ozier added, "Brent has worked on so many iconic country records and continues to produce, write, and engineer some of the genre's best music. His work on A Tribute To The Judds and the star-studded features on the album showcase just how meaningful his influence is to artists in country music and beyond." He added, "We are honored to be working with him and look forward to supporting the legacy of his music, old and new."
Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London, and Abu Dhabi. Reservoir is the first female-founded and led publicly traded independent music company in the U.S. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, Reservoir has grown to represent over 150,000 copyrights and 36,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as 1900 and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. Reservoir frequently holds a Top 10 U.S. Market Share according to Billboard's Publishers Quarterly, was twice named Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide's The A&R Awards and won Independent Publisher of the Year at the 2020 and 2022 Music Week Awards.
Reservoir also represents a multitude of recorded music through Chrysalis Records, Tommy Boy Records, and Philly Groove Records and manages artists through its ventures with Blue Raincoat Music and Big Life Management.
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