Reservoir announces a worldwide publishing deal with Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera. The deal includes works from Manzanera’s catalog including songs by Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, Tim Finn, Brian Eno, and more.
Phil Manzanera rose to prominence in the 1970s as lead guitarist for Roxy Music, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Roxy Music, an early influencer of the English punk, new wave and glam rock scenes, have been cited as one of the most influential British bands since the Beatles. To celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, Roxy Music announced a reunion tour across North America and the UK starting in September and anniversary-themed vinyl reissues for all eight albums.
Manzanera’s contributions to the music world include writing and producing credits across the industry with artists such as Steve Winwood, Nico of Velvet Underground, Brian Eno and John Wetton of Asia. He co-produced the David Gilmour album On an island in 2005 and his 2015 album, Rattle that lock. Manzanera and Gilmour toured together for over ten years. In 2014, he co-produced Pink Floyd’s The endless rivernumber one in more than 20 countries.
Phil Manzanera has ten studio albums released under his name, starting with 1975 diamond head. His guitar riff on the track “K-Scope,” from the 1978 album of the same name, is widely recognized as a sample used in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit “No Church in the Wild.”
“I am very excited to embark on this new relationship with Reservoir and look forward to many fruitful collaborations,” Manzanera said of the deal.
Annette Barrett, Reservoir Managing Director and Global Strategic Liaison, added, “We are delighted to be working with Phil. He has collaborated with so many artists over his career, while being prolific in creating his own music. His catalog is a piece of rock and roll history, and we’re thrilled to support him.
In July, Manzanera’s collaborative album with Tim Finn of New Zealand band Split Enz, 2021’s Taken by heart, receives a follow-up album, The Ghost of Santiago. This year, Manzanera is also part of two CD sets: a 10-CD set of solo albums and a 20-CD set of collaborative projects, including 801 Live Band with Brian Eno.