Reservoir Announces Publishing Deal with Songwriter & Artist Theo Katzman

Reservoir, an award-winning independent music company, today announced a new publishing deal with songwriter, producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman. This marks Katzman’s first publishing deal and includes his entire catalog and future works, outside of his compositions with Vulfpeck, of which he is a founding member.

Based between Los Angeles and Michigan, Katzman has carved out an impressive solo artist career, releasing four studio albums on his label, 10 Good Songs, and performing to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and Europe. In 2011, he released his first album Romance Without Finance, followed by Heartbreak Hits (2017), Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe (2020), and Be The Wheel (2023). Released this past March, Be The Wheel debuted to critical acclaim and continues to solidify Katzman’s solo work. In addition, Katzman has worked as a musician, songwriter, and producer, collaborating with a variety of artists across genres, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Rett Madison, Kesha, Teddy Geiger, and Louis Cato.

Katzman has also made a name for himself as a co-founder of Vulfpeck, writing songs, singing, and playing numerous instruments including guitar, bass, piano, and percussion for the group. Founded in 2011, Vulfpeck have released four EPs and six full-length albums to date, with Katzman helping establish the band’s signature sound – a fusion of pop, jazz, funk, and indie rock. The group has also sold out venues across the country, including Madison Square Garden.

On signing with Reservoir, Katzman commented, “I’ve been waiting my whole career to find the right publisher for my music— once I met David, I knew Reservoir was it!” 

Reservoir Vice President of A&R and Marketing David Hoffman added, “Theo is an unbelievable singer-songwriter and uniquely skilled musician, whose talents have earned him many dedicated fans, including countless other artists, songwriters, and industry professionals. We at Reservoir are proud to be his first-ever publisher, and we look forward to helping him build on all his success to date and exploring new avenues for his talents.”

About Reservoir
Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London, and Abu Dhabi. Reservoir is the first female-founded and led publicly traded independent music company in the U.S. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, Reservoir has grown to represent over 150,000 copyrights and 36,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as 1900 and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. Reservoir frequently holds a Top 10 U.S. Market Share according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly, was twice named Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards and won Independent Publisher of the Year at the 2020 and 2022 Music Week Awards.

Reservoir also represents a multitude of recorded music through Chrysalis Records, Tommy Boy Music, and Philly Groove Records and manages artists through its ventures with Blue Raincoat Music and Big Life Management.