Reservoir Acquires First State Media Holding Catalog
March 3, 2014 at 11:48 AM (PT)
ARENT FOX LLP advised independent music publisher RESERVOIR MUSIC MANAGEMENT in purchasing FIRST STATE MEDIA HOLDING CO’s catalog of approximately 26,000 copyrights spanning seven decades. The catalog involves iconic works such as, “Take the A Train,” by DUKE ELLINGTON, “The Twist” by CHUBBY CHECKER, “Louie Louie” by THE KINGSMEN, “Disco Inferno” by THE TRAMMPS and works by SHERYL CROW, JOHN DENVER, BOB MARLEY, THE CARPENTERS, KELLY CLARKSON, bands such as CREED and EVANESCENCE, and many others.
“We are delighted to have played a key role in bringing this outstanding catalog of popular hits to RESERVOIR," ARENT FOX Partner ROSS CHARAP said. "The catalog adds additional luster to the growing collection of current musical works the company has already amassed,” “This is precisely the sort of large scale transaction involving “legacy” works that we are uniquely qualified to handle. It exemplifies why we have earned a reputation as one of the few legal teams in this ever changing business that can perform diligence and paper transactions in a efficient and timely manner.”
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