Reservoir Media, Inc., an award-winning independent music company, has announced the signing of singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin to a worldwide publishing deal that includes her entire catalog and future works.
Based in Brooklyn, McFerrin has released two EPs thus far, with The New York Times praising her “wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata.”
McFerrin’s 2019 a cappella EP series, Finding Foundations, inspired Questlove to dub her sound “soul-appella.” Her follow up, You + I, expanded upon her a cappella sound, pairing her timeless voice with modern production. Since its release in December 2019, You + I continues to impress listeners, with The FADER noting her “warm harmonies feel effortless” and AFROPUNK highlighting how “lush production and instrumentation accompany her angelic voice.” Additionally, the EP’s lead single “TRY” has garnered over 4 million streams across Spotify and YouTube.
McFerrin continued to create during the pandemic, releasing timely new music, such as “Stay TF Inside,” which was featured on VICE News – Receiver. She also debuted her first foray into beat-making with the We’ll Be Okay Beatpack. McFerrin showcased her newfound production skills on her 2020 single, “Hindsight,” and in 2021, she had viral success with a social media riff turned full single, “Guilty (Extended Mix).” This year, McFerrin is a guest co-curator and performer for the sold-out BRIC Jazzfest, the acclaimed three-day marathon Jazz festival in Brooklyn. Her first full-length album is expected in 2022.
“I’m excited to take my career as a singer, songwriter and producer to the next level through joining the dynamic roster at Reservoir,” said McFerrin. “In addition to the stellar group of artists, I’m equally grateful to join forces with such a talented and diverse, women-led team of music industry pros.”
David Hoffman, Reservoir’s VP of A&R and Marketing, added, “After years of being a fan of and getting to know Madison, I’m so happy that she is joining the Reservoir roster. She’s a world class talent and we can’t wait to help support her music and grow her audience even more.”