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Reservoir acquires Century Media publishing catalogues

By | Published on Thursday 8 June 2017

Century Media

Reservoir has gone and bought itself the music publishing catalogues associated with metal label Century Media. That’s over 9000 copyrights that have been amassed over the last 20 years. I know, I counted them. Every single one. I did not take that number directly out of a press release. I spent all night counting them. In French. I’m in France, see.

Century’s publishing interests cover various rock genres, and include active contracts with some songwriters and involvement in their future work. Reservoir’s SVP Of Creative And A&R, Spek, will now lead on the creative development of that roster of writers.

Confirming the deal, Reservoir COO Rell Lafargue said these words: “This acquisition of Century Media’s publishing arms reaffirms our commitment to diversifying our music catalogue and expanding Reservoir’s international offerings. We look forward to welcoming Century Media’s songwriters into the Reservoir family”.

Originally launched in Germany, the label side of Century Media was acquired by Sony Music in 2015, but that deal didn’t include the publishing business.