Reservoir Media has acquired the publishing and recorded music catalog of country singer-songwriter Travis Tritt.
The deal signed with Tritt includes shares of all of Tritt’s oeuvre, up to his most recent album – Set In Stone. Travis Tritt has seven Platinum-certified albums with over 30 million career album sales. Tritt released his first album, Country Clubin 1990, which included the No. 1 single “Help Me Hold On”.
His song “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin'” earned the singer his first Grammy Award in 1992 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. Tritt won a second Grammy Award in 1999 in the same category with “Same Old Train” in collaboration with Marty Stuart and others.
“Travis was a mainstay of the country movement of the 90s, and his influence continues to impact the genre and its resurgence on the charts today,” said John Ozier, Executive Vice President of Creative for Resevoir. “The Reservoir team is so pleased to support both its publishing and master recordings, and to build on our base of COuntry catalog classics with more of the genre’s greatest songs.”
The acquisition of Travis Tritt’s catalog comes just weeks after Reservoir acquired Fred Rister’s publishing catalog.
The Reservoir team worked closely with the widow and Rister’s rep on the deal. “We are honored to have the opportunity to safeguard his catalog and help ensure the continued existence of his remarkable legacy,” said Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi.
The company was listed on NASDAQ in July 2021 in a special acquisition merger known as Reservoir Media Inc. Reservoir generated total revenues of $30.4 million in the third quarter of 2021, a 45% increase from $21 million generated in Q2 2021. The company has grown to represent 130,000 copyrights and 26,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as 1900.
Reservoir owns the copyrights to songs recorded by The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, Edith Piaf, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Elton John and many more artists.