Slaight Music Signs Admin Rights Deal With Reservoir

The NYC-based music company has partnered with Slaight Music to become the global administrator of the latter’s diverse catalog of 800+ copyrights. The deal includes hit songs recorded by Lady A, Celine Dion, and Trisha Yearwood.

Slaight Music Signs Admin Rights Deal  With Reservoir

By FYI Staff

Reservoir has announced it has struck a deal with Canadian-based music company Slaight Music to become the global administrator of Slaight Music’s catalogue of 800+ copyrights.

Established in 2011, Slaight Music boasts a diverse catalogue across genres that includes Lady A’s hit Champagne Night, co-written by six-time CCMA award-winner Patricia Conroy. Champagne Night was the winning track on the first episode of the current season of hit NBC TV show Songland. Upon release, the cut soared to #1 on iTunes’ all-genre sales chart while climbing to #3 on Billboard’s US Digital Song Sales and #15 on the Canadian Digital Song Sales charts. It is also the first winning track from Songland to be promoted as an official radio single and the band took to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Voice Season 18 finale at-home broadcasts to perform it live.


Other recent hits in the Slaight Music catalogue include The Chase, co-written by Jessica Mitchell, off Celine Dion’s #1 Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums LP Courage, and Workin’ On Whiskey, co-written by Conroy and Mitchell together, which serves as the lead track off Trisha Yearwood’s most recent album Every Girl.

In addition, Slaight Music’s roster of 14 active writers includes singer-songwriter Kayla Diamond, who recently celebrated two multi-format hits in Canada, alt-rock band Kadeema, who are produced by Isaac Carpenter of AWOL Nation, teenage female alt-pop duo Moscow Apartment, and Bill King of the jazz pianist group The Bill King Trio. Slaight Music was recently shortlisted for Canadian Country Music Awards’ 2020 Publisher of the Year.

“We are honoured that Slaight Music chose Reservoir as their publishing partner moving forward,” said Reservoir President and COO Rell Lafargue. “We are very proud of our Canadian roots and happy to be working with Slaight Music to help expose stellar Canadian talent to new fans worldwide.”


Added Reservoir EVP of Creative John Ozier, “As Reservoir continues to thoughtfully grow our global footprint, it’s important to find likeminded partners. Slaight Music’s support for the arts and music in Canada and across the world is inspiring and we look forward to celebrating many successes together.”

“Our new partnership with Reservoir presents a myriad of new opportunities for the young developing writer/artists signed to Slaight Music Publishing and we’re very excited to begin this journey,” said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of Slaight Communications.

Slaight Music President Derrick Ross added, “Reservoir is an innovative, highly creative company that has grown significantly since its birth in 2007.  After meeting [Reservoir Founder & CEO] Golnar Khosrowshahi, Rell Lafargue, and John Ozier, and connecting with key members of the team, we feel strongly that our Slaight Music writers and artists will benefit greatly from this new relationship.”    

About Reservoir

Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto and London. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 126,000 copyrights and 20,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as 1900, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. Reservoir holds a regular Top 10 U.S. Market Share according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly and was twice named Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards.


About Slaight

Slaight Music was established in 2011 by Allan and Gary Slaight (Allan Slaight is known as Canada’s broadcast pioneer, music leader and a prominent Canadian philanthropist), with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. Slaight Music works with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. Slaight Music is also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. The company also supports a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.


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