The deal includes all of Felder’s future works and expands on a joint venture established with Felder in 2017, through which Reservoir signed his songwriting and producing collective The Orphanage, initially comprised of Trevor Brown and Zaire Koalo, and later included Keith ‘Ten4’ Sorrells.
Felder is a two-time BMI Top Producer, and rose to prominence as part of production duo Pop & Oak, formed in 2009 with Philadelphia-based producer Andrew ‘Pop’ Wansel.
The duo helped pen Platinum-selling single Your Love by Nicki Minaj in 2010, multiple songs for Alessia Cara’s 2015 debut album Know-It-All, including singles Here and Scars to Your Beautiful, which both went to No.1 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart and earned Felder BMI Pop Awards in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Felder took home another BMI Pop Award in 2019 for co-writing and co-producing the 5x-Platinum Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato.
Felder also co-wrote and produced songs on John Legend’s Grammy-winning album Bigger Love, and co-wrote and produced songs on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the biographical drama The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
Throughout his career, Felder has crafted hits for Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, The Chainsmokers, Lizzo, Kehlani, Miguel and Trey Songz.
He has won Grammy awards for Best R&B Album, for his collaborations on Alicia Keys’ Girl on Fire, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Rihanna’s Unapologetic.
He is managed by Milk & Honey’s Lucas Keller, Peter Coquillard, and Dustin Aquino.
“I am so glad to continue this journey in a new way with an amazing team.”
Warren ‘Oak’ Felder
Warren ‘Oak’ Felder said: “I am so glad to continue this journey in a new way with an amazing team of dedicated, hardworking, creative, and impressive people.
“Reservoir has already been a fantastic partner for helping to grow my publishing company and I’m looking forward to putting even more awards on the walls with them.”
“one of our goals is to represent creative talents who are at the top of their game.”
Donna Caseine, Reservoir
Donna Caseine, Reservoir Executive Vice President, Global Creative Director, said: “Oak has been a member of the Reservoir family for several years now, through our joint venture, and we could not be happier to deepen that relationship and officially bring him into the fold as a talent on the roster.
“As we expand our business, one of our goals is to represent creative talents who are at the top of their game and the very best at what they do, and that is Oak.”
“Reservoir signing Oak is the result of a real multi-year investment in relationship.”
Lucas Keller, Milk & Honey Management
Lucas Keller, President and Founder of Milk & Honey Management + Sports + Ventures, added: “Reservoir signing Oak is the result of a real multi-year investment in relationship, something you don’t often see in an industry rife with attention deficit.
“I can’t think of a better home for Oak than with the great people at Reservoir, and I’m absolutely confident this partnership will lead to many prosperous years ahead.
“There’s no better team we would rather see Oak with than Reservoir.”
“Reservoir has been a tremendous partner to Oak.”
Peter Coquillard, Milk & Honey Management
Peter Coquillard, Senior Manager and Head of International at Milk & Honey Management + Sports + Ventures, said: “Reservoir has been a tremendous partner to Oak and we’re thrilled that he can now have both his own compositions and that of his team in such good hands.”Music Business Worldwide