Zachary Manno has signed a publishing deal with Reservoir. The deal is the first-ever signing through the talent discovery and mentorship platform Protégé, and is the result of a campaign led by Reservoir singer-songwriter Breland.
Last year, Breland launched the campaign which called for applicants to showcase an original song or beat to receive personalized feedback from him. Manno’s submission was chosen as the winner, earning him a publishing deal with Reservoir and making him the first act to be officially signed via the Protégé platform.
“I’m thrilled to be able to give Zach this chance to work with Reservoir, especially to access so many resources that can take his hard work to the next level,” shares Breland. “I can’t wait to see what we cook up to release into the world.”
Hailing from New Jersey, Manno is a skilled songwriter, producer, guitarist, and engineer. He has produced several tracks for country singer-songwriter Haley Mae Campbell and has already begun collaborating with Breland on upcoming music for acts including country supergroup Lady A.
“The Reservoir team is looking forward to supporting Zach in his burgeoning career and exposing him to an even broader talent ecosystem that will provide new creative opportunities,” notes Executive Vice President of Creative John Ozier.
“I couldn’t have hoped to find a better home for my work than what I’ve found with Breland and Reservoir,” adds Manno. “I’ve been working hard to establish myself in Nashville as a producer, and now I’m ready for that next step in my career. I’m tremendously proud to join this impressive team. I plan to make the most of this incredible opportunity, and I think we just might have more than a few hits up our sleeve.”
“Our team could not be more thrilled that Breland and Reservoir were able to provide this life changing opportunity for Zach by way of the Protégé platform,” says Alexys Feaster, Managing Partner & Global Head of Talent at Protégé. “Our company is trying to change the fact that right now talent can be found anywhere but opportunity cannot. It’s been awesome to see Breland helping live out these ideals and expand access for all the undiscovered talent out there.”
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