RESERVOIR AND ONE RIOT ANNOUNCE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH SINGER-SONGWRITERS AND PRODUCERS MARGO PRICE & JEREMY IVEY
Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR), an award-winning independent music company, today announced a new deal through its joint venture with One Riot to publish husband and wife, singer-songwriters and producers, Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey. The deal includes global rights to their entire catalogs and future releases.
A 2018 Best New Artist Grammy nominee and Americana Music Honors & Awards winner, Price has been at the forefront of the country genre with her unique blend of indie rock and roots mixed with classic 1970s singer-songwriter elements. In 2014, Rolling Stone Country named Price to its list of ‘Country Artists You Need to Know,’ and the following year, she released her hit single “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle).” Co-written with Ivey, the single cemented Price as a staple musician within the genre. Price’s 2016 debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, reached #1 on the U.K.’s Country Album Chart and led to her appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. That year, she also took home the Emerging Artist of the Year prize at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. In 2017, Price released a four-track EP titled Weakness and followed that up with her second full-length album, All American Made. The album’s single “A Little Pain” earned Price a nomination for Song of the Year at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. Her third album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, was released three years later on Loma Vista and was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, with a deluxe version of the album released in April 2022. In addition to touring this summer and fall, Price will be publishing her memoir, Maybe We’ll Make It, in October 2022, with a new album planned for 2023.
While coming up in the early 2000s in Nashville, Price and Ivey formed several bands including Secret Handshake, Buffalo Clover, and Margo and the Pricetags, which at various times consisted of stars like Sturgill Simpson and Kenny Vaughn. Their collaboration, Buffalo Clover, featured an eclectic mix of artists coming together on their 2014 album, Test Your Love. Ivey has also co-written and co-produced many of Price’s songs, with the two releasing a joint effort single “All Kinds of Blue” in 2020, which Rolling Stone called an “upbeat, playful tune” and a “road-worthy rock number.” As a solo artist, Ivey has also released three albums, with the latest, Invisible Pictures, released in March of 2022 on ANTI- records. On the album, MusicRow praised his return “to the harmonically sophisticated music that had fascinated him in his youth.” Ivey has recently toured supporting singer-songwriter, Ian Noe, as well as with former Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell.
On the new deal Price said, “I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my life partner/co-writer, Jeremy Ivey, and I have signed a new publishing deal with One Riot and Reservoir. In this season of my life, I feel more inspired than ever to write songs and am grateful that One Riot/Reservoir recognized the value in a couple of misfits like us. It is the perfect fit, and we feel at home already.”
One Riot General Manager Amy Patton added, “We’re thrilled to be the publishing home for Margo and Jeremy as their brand and songwriting careers continue to grow. Having been a fan of them since the days of “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle),” we’re excited to be a part of the team and hope to help them both reach new heights.”
Reservoir EVP of Creative, John Ozier, also commented, “We are excited to continue diversifying our Nashville roster with an artist as accomplished as Margo, who transcends the industry with her well-established brand, and an incredible talent like Jeremy. We look forward to helping them both continue to flourish.”