New York-based independent music publisher Reservoir has hired Donna Caseine as Senior Vice President of Creative and A&R.
Los Angeles-based Caseine makes the move after 20 years at Universal Music Publishing Group, where her roster included Mariah Carey, Alanis Morissette, Ariana Grande, Ice Cube, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, Julian Bunetta, Mike Elizondo, James Fauntleroy and Prince.
She will now develop and oversee Reservoir’s west coast creative operation, working closely with fellow executives in New York and Europe – including the UK’s Reverb/Reservoir Music.
Caseine said: “Music, at its core, is genre-less and borderless, especially in the global digital age. I love the creative flexibility at Reservoir, and the passion for connecting people around the world.
“I’m looking forward to meeting each writer and creating collaborative opportunities in both obvious and unexpected places.”
“I love the creative flexibility at reservoir, and the passion for connecting people around the world.”
Reservoir Founder and President Golnar Khosrowshahi said: “I am excited to complement our existing creative team with Donna’s impressive tenure and excellent reputation.
“With our writers spending more time than ever on the West Coast, we have the crucial opportunity to work with them even more closely through Donna’s ongoing, on-the-ground presence.
“This is another pivotal moment in building a seamless global team and historic catalog.”
Caseine has an existing relationship with Reservoir/Reverb Music Managing Director Annette Barrett, with whom she collaborated during the years that UMPG represented Reverb Music as a sub-publisher in the United States.
From this prior partnership, Caseine is already well acquainted with several of Reservoir/Reverb Music’s internationally active songwriters, including Jamie Hartman (James Bay, Christina Aguilera) and Peter Gordeno (Il Divo, Clay Aiken).Music Business Worldwide