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Reservoir allies with new Americana publisher One Riot, signs The Secret Sisters

By | Published on Thursday 5 March 2020


Music rights firm Reservoir has announced a partnership with a Nashville-based Americana-centric music publisher that launched last year called One Riot. Under the alliance, the two companies will look to sign and develop songwriting talent together.

The first such signing is the singer-songwriter duo The Secret Sisters, aka Laura and Lydia Rogers, who have just released their fourth album ‘Saturn Return’ via Nashville-based label New West Records.

Confirming the deal, the duo say in perfect unison: “We are very excited to have signed our very first publishing deal as songwriters and to be joining the One Riot family. It’s been our desire to take our songwriting to the next level and we can’t wait to see what this partnership will inspire in us. [We are] grateful for a team of good folks who believe in us!”

Meanwhile One Riot founder Amy Patton says that she has launched her publishing company “to focus on the music that we hold closest to our hearts; music that embodies honesty and authenticity”. With that in mind, she goes on, “we couldn’t think of a better way to launch than with The Secret Sisters, who embody everything we love about this genre, as the first signing along with Reservoir, who shared our vision right out of the gate”.

Over at Reservoir, the firm’s EVP Creative John Ozier adds: “Americana music spans a broad spectrum of styles including folk, country, blues, roots, gospel, soul, rock, and more, but one thing it all has in common is that it is song-driven music”.

“The genre is often underserved”, he goes on, “due to the ambiguity of its definition, but it is our privilege to work alongside One Riot to amplify and celebrate the amazing musicians in this space, starting with The Secret Sisters”.