Reservoir acquires the publishing and recorded music catalogs of
NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR) (“Reservoir” or the “Company”), an award-winning independent music company, today announced the acquisition of the publisher and recorded music catalogs of two-time Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter Travis Tritt. The deal includes shares of all of Tritt’s work, up to his most recent album, Carved in stone.
Tritt has been dubbed one of the prolific and accomplished country stars of the “Class of 1989”, with seven of his albums certified Platinum or higher and more than 30 million career album sales. He has also charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs Chart, including five No. 1s and twenty Top 10 hits. Additionally, Tritt has won two Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards, been named Best New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Born in Marietta, Georgia, Tritt began practicing music at a young age, inspired by his church choir. Tritt released his first album, Country Club, in 1990, which included his first No. 1 single, “Help Me Hold On”, and was later certified Platinum. Tritt’s second album, Everything is about to change, achieved huge success, achieving triple Platinum certification with the four singles, “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)”, “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin'”, “Anymore” and “Nothing Short of Dying”, smashing Billboard’s Top 5 Hot Country Songs. Notably, “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin'” also earned Tritt his first Grammy Award in 1992 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. Tritt won his second Grammy Award in 1999 in the same category for “Same Old Train” with Marty Stuart and others.
John Ozier, Executive Vice President of Reservoir at Creative, commented, “Travis was a mainstay of the 90s country movement, and his influence continues to impact the genre and its resurgence on the charts today. The Reservoir team are so happy to support both their publishing and master recordings, and to build on our base of country catalog classics with more of the genre’s greatest songs.
Travis Tritt was represented by Jordan Keller and Sarah Smith of Keller Turner Andrews & Ghanem, PLLC.
ABOUT THE TANK
Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York and with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London and Abu Dhabi. Reservoir is the first publicly traded independent music company in the United States and the first publicly traded music company founded and led by a woman in the United States. titles dating as far back as 1900 and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. Reservoir holds a regular share of the Top 10 in the US market according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly, was twice named Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide’s A&R Awards, and won Independent Publisher of the Year at the 2020 Music Week Awards.
Reservoir also represents a wealth of music recorded through Chrysalis Records, Tommy Boy Records and Philly Groove Records and manages artists through its businesses with Blue Raincoat Music and Big Life Management.
Source: Reservoir Media, Inc.