Reservoir Media, Inc. has announced a new publishing administration deal with iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The agreement will see the independent music company administering Mitchell's entire songwriting catalog worldwide, including all 19 of her studio albums.
While the award-winning Canadian talent retains the ownership of her publishing catalog, the administration of its songs has bounced around various publishing entities in the past. Most recently, Mitchell's catalog had been administered worldwide by Sony Music Publishing since the two parties struck a deal in 1997.
Long considered one of the most influential artists and writers of the 20th century, Mitchell has penned songs ranging from jazz to folk to pop since she began releasing music over five decades ago, including "Big Yellow Taxi," "Woodstock," "A Case of You," and more. Though she has penned hits across multiple decades, she is perhaps most revered for her 1971 album Blue, a stunning account of womanhood and one that is often considered to be among the best albums of all time. Following its 50th anniversary earlier this year, Mitchell released a slew of new demos and outtakes from her Blue era in celebration of its ongoing success.