Reservoir Announces New Deal With Multi-Platinum Writer-Producer Willy Will Yanez

Jun 22, 2023

New York, June 22, 2023 — Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR), an award-winning independent music company, today announced a new publishing deal with multi-Platinum-selling writer-producer Willy Will Yanez. The deal, Yanez' first publishing deal, includes his entire catalog and future works.

Yanez has steadily made an impression on the industry as a multi-genre producer, thanks to hit collaborations with Eminem, Future, Daddy Yankee, Eladio Carrion, and many others. Yanez's first major hit collaboration came in 2018, with Eminem's "Greatest," off his 2x-Platinum selling and #1 album Kamikaze. "Greatest" reached #23 on the Hot 100 and has been certified Gold by the RIAA and NMPA. Yanez followed that success with "Xanax Damage" off Future's Save Me,the 2x-Platinum "Bésame" by Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz and Zion & Lennox, "Alejarme de Ti" by Eladio Carrion and Jay Wheeler, and several collaborations off bLAck pARty's 2022 Hummingbird, among others. This year, Yanez worked with Dominic Fike to co-write and co-produce "Mona Lisa" off the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Furthermore, Yanez worked with fellow Reservoir roster mate Killer Mike, co-writing and co-producing "Exit 9" off his album Michael, released just last week. Yanez has recently been on record collaborations with Mr. Eazi, 6lack, Lauren Jauregi, Kendrick Lamar, Dixson, Budjerah, and many others, with new music expected to be released later this year.

Born to Colombian and Mexican parents, Yanez is currently based in Los Angeles where, under the guidance of 2x Grammy-winning producer Om'Mas Keith, he gained experience as an in-demand songwriter, producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. Yanez also honed his skills playing guitar on Broadway LA in the pit orchestra for shows, including most recently the award-winning musical Jagged Little Pill.

On signing with Reservoir, Yanez commented, "I am in a great place right now creatively. The team at Reservoir have been so hands on and attentive. This is truly a match made in heaven. James Cheney is one of the best creative executives in the music business. Visionaries like Golnar Khosrowshahi and Donna Caseine come once in a generation. It brings me great joy and comfort to be signed to a company with ethnically and gender diverse leadership!"

James Cheney, Reservoir Vice President of Creative, also said, "Willy has been showing off his skills as an instrumentalist and producer for a few years now, and I'm so pleased we are bringing his massive talent to Reservoir. He works so deftly across diverse genres, and we're excited to see how we can help him grow as he continues to create fresh sounds and hit records."


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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