Reservoir acquires rights in catalog of film score composer Henry Jackman

Reservoir Media has acquired rights in the catalog of award-winning film score composer Henry Jackman.

The deal includes rights in Jackman’s entire catalog, including scores for blockbuster feature films like the Captain America franchise, Wreck-It Ralph, Jumanji, and many more.

Born in England, Jackman’s background includes classical music training at Oxford with years as a record producer and creator of electronic music.

Jackman’s first endeavors in scoring and composition began in 2006 when he collaborated across several major blockbuster projects with Hans Zimmer, including Kung Fu Panda and The Pirate of the Caribbean series.

He has since served as the primary composer on countless hit films, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Kong: Skull Island, X-Men: First Class, Captain Phillips, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and more.

Beyond film, he composed the theme for Marvel’s TV series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and for video games Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Just Cause 3.

In addition to these works, he released three solo albums: Utopia, Transfiguration, and Acoustica.

Jackman received four ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Top Box Office Films, while the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) nominated him for Breakout Composer of the Year in 2009.

That same year, Jackman took home his first Annie Award for Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form, and in 2013 he won his second Annie Award for Music in an Animated Feature Production for his score for Wreck-It Ralph.

He has also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Film Music and a BAFTA Games Award nomination for Best Music.

“Thanks to this unique and forward-looking collaboration with Reservoir, I am now able to focus exclusively on pursuing whichever projects I find most creatively inspiring. For this, I am exceptionally grateful.”

Henry Jackman 

On the deal, Jackman said: “Thanks to this unique and forward-looking collaboration with Reservoir, I am now able to focus exclusively on pursuing whichever projects I find most creatively inspiring. For this, I am exceptionally grateful.”

“Henry’s accomplishments truly speak for themselves. He has contributed fantastic music to a litany of blockbuster films and beyond.”

Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir

Reservoir Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Golnar Khosrowshahi added: “Henry’s accomplishments truly speak for themselves. He has contributed fantastic music to a litany of blockbuster films and beyond.

“We are immensely proud to add his celebrated compositions to our growing film score catalog.”


Reservoir’s deal with Henry Jackman follows last month’s news that the firm had struck a deal for a stake in the catalog of legendary hip-hop producer and songwriter Larry Smith.

In February, Reservoir Founder and Chief Executive Officer Golnar Khosrowshahi stated that the firm expects “to deploy over $200 million in strategic M&A during our first year as a public company”.

Reservoir floated on the NASDAQ via a merger with a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) in July 2021.

The firm’s financial results for its fiscal Q3 2022 (calendar Q4 2021), revealed that it saw its total revenue in the three months ended December 31 increase by 26% to $27.1 million, compared to $21.6 million in the prior year quarter.

Alongside Reservoir’s most recent financial results, Khosrowshahi revealed that the firm has “$3 billion worth of deals in the pipeline”.

Since Reservoir successfully floated on the NASDAQ in July 2021, the firm has acquired:

  • A raft of songs from country songwriter Stephony Smith for an undisclosed fee (in November).
  • Hit songs by Platinum-selling songwriter and producer Dallas Austin (November).
  • A stake in the publishing catalog of Fred Parris, the writer, lead vocalist and founder of doo-wop group The Five Satins (December).
  • The publishing catalog of Grammy-winning DJ, songwriter, and producer Fred Rister (in January 2022).
  • The publishing and recorded music catalogs of country star Travis Tritt (January 2022).

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