Reservoir Media signs global agreement with Snarky Puppy | Editing
Tank media signed a worldwide publishing deal with Michael League and his band Snarky Puppy.
As part of the agreement, Reservoir will also represent League’s GroundUp Music, which is the label and publisher of many Snarky Puppy members, collaborators and musical family.
League founded Snarky Puppy in 2003 and performed as a bassist for the 10-piece ensemble. The group has since grown into an international group, considered one of the major figures in the world of jazz.
In 2014, League and Snarky Puppy won their first Grammy in the Best R&B Performance category alongside singer Lalah Hathaway for their version of Brenda Russell’s Something. In 2016, the group’s album Sylva won the Grammy for best contemporary instrumental album.
Snarky Puppy won the award a second time the following year for Culcha Vulcha and again in 2021 for Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
League created GroundUp Music in 2012 to create a favorable environment where Snarky Puppy and its members could release their music. In addition to releasing the ensemble’s albums, the label has been an ambassador for many successful solo careers for band members, including Justin Stanton, Bill Laurance and Mark Lettieri.
GroundUp Music is also home to the label of artists such as jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby, singer-songwriter Lucy Woodward and Lee Pardini of Dawes.
League said, â€œI couldn’t be more excited to open a new door not just for myself, but for all of my friends and fellow writers at GroundUp Music, as we join the incredibly hardworking and motivated team at Reservoir. . I have no doubt that this will take our music to new places and new ears. “
Reservoir Vice President of A&R and Marketing David Hoffman added, â€œThe holistic approach to composing by Michael and his colleagues at GroundUp Music, along with their incredible musicality, inspires a dedicated fan base across the globe. At Reservoir we are one of those fans and we look forward to supporting Michael, Snarky Puppy and the many talents at GroundUp.
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