Music business

Reservoir signs global deal with Joni Mitchell

Reservoir Media has signed a new contract with music icon Joni Mitchell, which sees the company become the global administrator of its publishing catalog.

The catalog of the singer-songwriter winner of nine Grammy Awards has been previously administered by Sony Music Publishing, following a global agreement hit 24 years ago in 1997.

Mitchell’s third studio album, certified platinum Canyon Ladies (1970), features many of his most popular songs, including big yellow taxi and Woodstock.

His sixth album Court and spark (1974) became her best-selling album with hits Help me and Free man in Paris.

In 2020, rolling stone listed Mitchell’s 1971 album Blue at number three on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

On the occasion of the 50and anniversary of the classic album this year, Mitchell has released a new EP of demos and takes, featuring five previously unreleased recordings from the creation of the original LP.

Mitchell has released a total of 19 studio albums and received a total of nine Grammy Awards, including the 2002 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 1996, she received the Polar Music Prize and the following year she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Mitchell became the first woman to receive the Les Paul Award in 2020. She is expected to receive a 2021 Kennedy Center Honor, recognizing her contributions to American culture, later this year.

Additionally, she was named MusiCares’ “Person of the Year” for 2022, an honor dedicated to celebrating artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy.

“I look forward to working with Reservoir.”

Joni Mitchell

“I look forward to working with Reservoir,” said Joni Mitchell.

“I’m so proud to welcome Joni Mitchell to our Reservoir family.”

Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir

Reservoir Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi added, “I am very proud to welcome Joni Mitchell to our Reservoir family.

“Joni is a music pioneer and once-in-a-lifetime creator, and we look forward to safeguarding her catalog and defending her legacy.”

Donna Caseine, Executive Vice President of Reservoir, said, “It’s a defining moment for your career when you have the opportunity to work with an icon, whose music has moved and inspired you.”

Donna Casein, Tank

Donna Caseine, Executive Vice President of Reservoir, said, “It’s a defining moment for your career when you have the opportunity to work with an icon, whose music has moved and inspired you.

“This means a lot to me on a personal level and is a big 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 to audiences old and new.


Reservoir Media, headquartered in New York confirmed last month its latest fiscal results, revealing its total revenue for the year to the end of March 2021 was $81.1 million, up 28% year-over-year.

In the second calendar quarter (the three months ending June), Reservoir generated $16.7 million, up 23% year-over-year.The music industry around the world