RESERVOIR EXTENDS DEAL WITH GRAMMY-NOMINATED WRITER-PRODUCER MR.FRANKS
Reservoir announces a new deal with Grammy-nominated writer-producer Steven Franks pka Mr. Franks. The company has represented Mr. Franks since 2016 and will continue to publish his catalog and future works, including his recent collaborations with Ariana Grande (“Positions”), Justin Bieber (“Holy” featuring Chance The Rapper), and BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez (“Ice Cream”).
Mr. Franks, a Los Angeles-based writer-producer, has worked with some of the top acts in the global music industry. A frequent collaborator for Ariana Grande, Mr. Franks most recently teamed up with Grande on her new album, Positions, co-writing and/or co-producing nine tracks on the album including lead single and title track “Positions.” Their previous collaborations include the Grammy-nominated and Platinum track “Boyfriend” with Social House, four songs off of her 2016 Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling album Dangerous Woman, and her 2015 holiday EP, Christmas & Chill.
Last month, Mr. Franks co-wrote and co-produced Justin Bieber’s single “Holy” featuring Chance The Rapper, which reached No. 3 on both Billboard’s Hot 100 and Billboard’s Global 200. The track serves as the lead single off Bieber’s upcoming sixth studio album and he and Chance took to the Saturday Night Live stage for the debut live performance of the gospel-inspired cut.
In addition, Mr. Franks collaborated on the highly anticipated debut album from the world’s biggest girl group BLACKPINK, The Album, including co-writing and co-producing the first single, “Ice Cream” with Selena Gomez, as well as “Bet You Wanna” featuring Cardi B. Mr. Franks has also worked with an array of global superstars including Machine Gun Kelly, Monsta X, Chris Brown, Meghan Trainor, and CNCO, among others.
“I’m really happy to be continuing my relationship with Donna Caseine and the entire team at Reservoir, who have had my back for the last four years,” said Mr. Franks. “I’m so grateful for their unending belief in and support of me.”
“To have simultaneous hit singles out by Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper, and BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez would be a rare feat for anyone, but Franks makes it look so easy. His boundless creativity and dedication have led up to this moment and it’s truly only the beginning. We are honored to be on this journey with him,” said Reservoir EVP, Global Creative Director Donna Caseine.