“Reservoir” snaps rock artist/songwriter Greg Kihn’s catalogue

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Reservoir Media has acquired the publishing, recording and distribution rights to rock artist and songwriter Greg Kihn’s catalogue.

Independent music company Reservoir Media has announced it has acquired the catalog rights to songwriter and rock artist Greg Kihn. The deal includes the publishing, recording and distribution rights to Kihn’s Beserkley Records-era catalog, which includes some of his most famous songs, including “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)”.

In addition to starring in the Greg Kihn Band, Kihn has enjoyed an extensive career as a solo artist. He had 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the late 1970s through the 1980s.

“The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” peaked at number 15 on the Hot 100 in 1981 and remains a rock classic to this day, regularly dubbed across all media and featured on HBO series The SopranosRockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto Vand more.

Kihn’s other big hit, “Jeopardy,” reached #2 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the US dance chart when it was released in 1983. The title also served as inspiration for the following Weird Al Yankovic parody, “I Lost On Jeopardy”. Year. The music video for Kihn’s original track and Weird Al’s parody were staples in the early days of MTV.

During the ’70s and ’80s, Kihn released about one album a year and built up an extensive fan base through regular releases coupled with regular touring. He has released 23 albums including live releases, most recently in 2017 reborn.

“I am very pleased to be working with Reservoir on this acquisition,” said Kihn. “David (Hoffman) and the team are ‘Kihndred’ spirits and passionate supporters of me and my catalogue, and I know they will look after my musical legacy with the utmost care.”

“Greg’s music is firmly rooted in rock ‘n’ roll history. “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song” remain staples of classic rock and ’80s radio,” adds David Hoffman, vice president of A&R and marketing at Reservoir. “I’ve been a fan of Greg since I saw the video for ‘Jeopardy’ on MTV as a kid, and it means a lot to me and Reservoir to continue our relationship with Greg and continue to support his amazing legacy.”