According to Billboard, the publishing catalog of the Century Media record label has been acquired by Reservoir Media.Terms of the deal, which includes the rights to 9,000 songs and the contracts of more than 350 songwriters, haven't been disclosed. "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 in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming Century Media's songwriters into the Reservoir family." "Century Media has been a pioneer in metal for years," Reservoir senior VP of creative and A&R Hussain "Spek" Yoosuf said in a statement. "I'm a fan and am excited to work with these writers and build upon the incredible foundations they've already established." Century Media, which has more than 50 staff across the U.S. and Europe, was instrumental in the careers of heavy music acts like IN THIS MOMENT, SUICIDE SILENCE, SHADOWS FALL, LACUNA COIL and many more. Century Media's parent company, The Century Family, includes several other labels: Another Century (rock), InsideOut Music (progressive), People Like You (post-punk, alternative) and Superball (alternative, modern progressive). Century Media was acquired by Sony Music Entertainment in 2015 for about $20 million.
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