Independent publisher Reservoir has signed a worldwide deal with multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Dave Bassett.
The deal includes compositions from Bassett’s catalog, plus worldwide rights for future works.
“I have known what an amazing publisher Reservoir’s SVP of Creative and A&R Donna Caseine is for years and it is such a great honor to finally work with her, as well as EVP of Synchronization Scott Cresto and the entire Reservoir team,” said Bassett.
“Reservoir¹s boutique structure, plus their enthusiasm and hunger for success made it easy to realize that it was the perfect fit for me. I¹m beyond stoked to start this new chapter in my career with them.”
Three-time ASCAP Pop Award winner Bassett has created hits with pop artists including Elle King, Gavin DeGraw, and Rachel Platten.
He’s also worked with alternative acts such as Fitz and the Tantrums, Dagny, The Strutts, and Walk Off The Earth, as well as rock bands including Shinedown, Daughtry, Pop Evil, and Halestorm.
“I have been a fan of Dave Bassett for years and I am thrilled to welcome him to the Reservoir family.”
Donna Caseine, Reservoir
Furthermore, Bassett’s collaboration with Elle King, “Ex’s and Oh’s”, earned him Grammy nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, while songs with Rachel Platten (“Fight Song”) and Shinedown (“Second Chance”) have been certified 3x Platinum.
Most recently, Bassett co-wrote and produced Vance Joy¹s new hit single, ‘Lay It On Me’, which was the No.1 most added at Alternative Radio upon its debut.
Additionally, Bassett¹s work has been featured prominently throughout television and film, including placements in E!¹s The Royals, USA¹s Suits, Freeform¹s Pretty Little Liars promo and Disney Pixar¹s animated hit movie, Cars 3.
He co-wrote the song ‘Set It All Free’, featuring vocals by Scarlett Johansson for Universal Pictures’ Sing and composed the only original song for Universal Pictures’ upcoming holiday blockbuster, Pitch Perfect 3.
“Writing timeless songs across genres is a rare and special talent,” says Reservoir SVP of Creative and A&R Donna Caseine. “Dave Bassett has accomplished just that, hit after hit. I have been a fan for years and I am thrilled to welcome him to the Reservoir family.”Music Business Worldwide