Reservoir Media has signed a new deal with music icon Joni Mitchell.
While there have been a flurry of big money deals including UMPG’s huge payout for Bob Dylan’s catalogue (including the writer’s share), Reservoir’s partnership with Joni Mitchell is limited to worldwide administration.
Nevertheless, it’s a significant move by the independent publisher. Mitchell was previously represented by Sony Music Publishing.
Mitchell has released 19 studio albums and received a total of nine Grammy Awards.
"I'm looking forward to working with Reservoir," said Mitchell.
“I am so proud to welcome Joni Mitchell to our Reservoir family,” added Reservoir founder & CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi. “Joni is a musical pioneer and a once-in-a-lifetime creator, and we look forward to safeguarding her catalogue and championing her legacy.”
“It is a career-defining moment when you have the opportunity to work with an icon, whose music has moved and inspired you,” said Reservoir EVP, global creative director Donna Caseine. “This means so much to me on a personal level and is an important milestone for all of us at Reservoir. We are truly honored to support Joni’s music and amplify her rich pioneering contributions to the arts with audiences old and new.”
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