NEW YORK, July 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Reservoir announces the acquisition of the producer catalog from legendary rock producer Tom Werman. The deal includes 100% of Werman’s producer rights to all of his works, including Poison’s No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”.
Werman began his career as an A&R executive for Epic Records, signing notable rock artists like REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Molly Hatchet and Boston, before focusing on record production, where he continued to contribute. to 23 Gold- and Platinum Certified Records for artists and bands such as Mother’s Finest, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, Blue Öyster Cult, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Lita Ford, Dokken, Kix, LA Guns and Poison.
In addition to “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” some of Werman’s evergreen productions include “Nothin ‘But A Good Time” by Poison, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister and “I Wanna Rock,” “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Surrender” from Cheap Trick, among many others.
Commenting on the acquisition, Werman said, “It’s gratifying to make this deal with Faith Newman and the Reservoir team who really care about my job, and I’m happy to have found such passionate supporters.
“I am so happy to continue to represent Tom, from the time he produced incredible albums at the time until this new contract with Reservoir,” adds Marvin Katz, Werman’s lawyer. “We thank the great Reservoir team for all their enthusiasm. “
Adds Faith Newman, Executive Vice President, A&R and Catalog Development at Reservoir: “From powerful and iconic hits to deeper cuts, Tom’s contributions to rock as we know it are indelible. We are honored to now include them in the Reservoir catalog.
This news follows the announcement that Reservoir has entered into an agreement with Roth CH Acquisition II Co. (Nasdaq: ROCC), a special purpose acquisition company, taking the first step towards becoming a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq .
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Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London and Abu Dhabi. Founded as a family music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 130,000 copyrights and 36,000 master recordings with titles dating back to 1900 and hundreds of # 1 releases worldwide. . Reservoir has a consistent market share in the top 10 of the United States according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly, was twice named Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide’s A&R Awards and won the Independent Publisher Award of the year at the Music Week Awards 2020.
The company also represents a multitude of recorded music through Chrysalis Records, Tommy Boy Records and Philly Groove Records and manages artists through its businesses with Blue Raincoat Music and Big Life Management.