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Century Media publishing catalog sold

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:13 AM PT

Century Media has sold their publishing catalog to Reservoir Media, reports Billboard. The deal involves roughly 9,000 songs from 350 songwriters, including works by such bands as Arch Enemy, Suicide Silence, Deicide, and Shadows Fall.

"This acquisition of Century Media's publishing arms reaffirms our commitment to diversifying our music catalog and expanding Reservoir's international offerings," Reservoir COO Rell Lafargue said. "We look forward to welcoming Century Media's songwriters into the Reservoir family."

"Century Media has been a pioneer in metal for years," said Reservoir senior VP of creative and A&R Hussain "Spek" Yoosuf. "I'm a fan and am excited to work with these writers and build upon the incredible foundations they've already established."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sony Music acquired Century Media's record label along with its recorded masters in 2015.


6/7/2017 10:26:04 AM
Century Toilet

6/7/2017 11:03:45 AM
Hussain Toilet

6/7/2017 11:07:08 AM
Deicide is super-stoked to be working with Arabs.

6/7/2017 11:31:02 AM
They bought the catalog. No one will be working with the songwriters. To deicide or not to deicide. Fire sale on the cheap.

6/7/2017 12:02:53 PM
Uh oh...

6/7/2017 12:26:59 PM
Catalogate calling it now.

clearly something is going on, clearly.

6/7/2017 1:14:44 PM
**SHOWS UP AT THE BUSINESS MEETING WITH A FOLDER (WITH METALLICA DRAWINGS) FULL OF BURNED CDS** well this is the catalog take it or leave stinky arab

6/7/2017 1:46:13 PM
label notoriously offers the worst record deals in the industry.

6/7/2017 2:14:48 PM
You now work for spec

6/7/2017 4:26:03 PM
Sweet, can't wait for the re-re-release of The Process Of...

6/7/2017 9:33:02 PM
Sweet, can't wait for the re-re-release of The Process Of..

Someone doesn't understand what publishing is nor the fact it's not the same company who owns the masters

6/8/2017 3:04:23 AM
say good-bye to mom and dad
the two best friends i never had

6/8/2017 3:32:54 AM
Isis for ISIS


6/8/2017 7:07:41 AM
You better spek Yosef before you wreck Yosef. AM I RIGHT?!

6/8/2017 10:43:00 AM
What does this mean for their employees?
*Asking for a friend.