14 Aug

Golnar Khosrowshahi Named Indie Power Player


Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir Media’s founder and president, has been listed as one of 2017’s Indie Power Players, as revealed by Billboard. The list of 51 independent music business mains include executives, distributors, labels, and publishers—all of whom have mastered their craft in the industry. Khosrowshahi told Billboard, “[Reservoir] has established itself as a creative force fostering opportunities for its songwriters.”

Billboard praises Khosrowshahi’s success, mentioning the 12 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 in June 2017, all co-written by six of Reservoir’s writers: Ali Tamposi, Ina Wroldsen, 2 Chainz, Jamie Hartman, and Offset and Takeoff of Migos. Billboard also specifies hits “It Ain’t Me” co-written by Ali Tamposi and Calvin Harris’s new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which features two tracks with Migos.

In addition to Khosrowshahi being listed as an Indie Power Player, as reported by Billboard, Reservoir has a Top 10 US market share for Q2 of 2017. Revealed on the list as #7, with 2.1% of the total market share, marks Reservoir’s first appearance on the Publisher’s Quarterly US Market Share report, listing the company among the ranks with the majors, Kobalt, and BMG.

05 Jul

Wesbild Completes Acquisition Of The Waterfront in North Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia – Wesbild Holdings Ltd. has announced the completion of the acquisition of The Waterfront property in North Vancouver.

Located at 1371 McKeen Avenue in the Norgate/Lower Capilano community, The Waterfront represents one of the last remaining privately held waterfront sites of magnitude in the area and boasts an impressive 730 feet of waterfront frontage.

The property is the site of Lions Gate Marina, Lions Gate Mini Storage and 15 other tenants.  Wesbild looks forward to running Lions Gate Marina and Lions Gate Mini Storage who will continue their operations as usual.

04 Jul

Mike Box Elected To The Music Publisher’s Association Board

Reservoir/Reverb Music’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Box was elected to the Music Publisher’s Association (MPA) Board as announced at the MPA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) this month. The MPA promotes the interests over 260 music publishers with rights to thousands of catalogs across every genre of music. The liaison between the government, music publishers and the public, the MPA provides a forum for discussion, information sharing and education about the value of copyrights.

A founding member of the Independent Music Publisher’s E-Licensing (IMPEL), Mike was also reelected to the IMPEL board, a subcommittee of the MPA which offers collective rights management to independent publishers, in April.

08 Jun

Reservoir Acquires Century Media’s Music Publishing Catalogs

As announced in Billboard, Reservoir has acquired the music publishing catalogs associated with heavy metal, progressive rock, indie, and punk rock record label group Century Media. The deal brings Reservoir the publishing rights amassed over the last 20 years with 9000+ copyrights and 350+ songwriter contracts, including future works, from writers signed to Magic Arts, Lonely Planet, and Element, expanding Reservoir’s total number of copyrights to over 100,000 and songwriters represented to over 1,000.

“This acquisition of Century Media’s publishing arms reaffirms our commitment to diversifying our music catalog and expanding Reservoir’s international offerings,” said Reservoir COO Rell Lafargue. “We look forward to welcoming Century Media’s songwriters into the Reservoir family.”

Founded in the 1990’s in Los Angeles, London and Dortmund, Germany, Century Media’s publishing arm specializes in different styles of rock music. The writer roster includes such artists as Arch Enemy, Architects, Devin Townsend, Deicide, Iced Earth, In This Moment, Lacuna Coil, Shadows Fall, Spock’s Beard, and Suicide Silence, among others. The deal brings Billboard Top 200 albums Blood, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, and The Dream, by American metalcore band In This Moment, Karmacode, and Comalies by Italian metal band Lacuna Coil, and The Black Crown, No Time To Bleed, and The Cleansing by American deathcore band Suicide Silence to the Reservoir catalog, among many others.

Moving forward, Reservoir SVP of Creative and A&R Spek will oversee creative development for the active roster of songwriters, with additional support from Reservoir’s Creative teams in New York, Los Angeles, and London. “Century Media has been a pioneer in metal for years,” said Spek. “I’m a fan and am excited to work with these writers and build upon the incredible foundations they’ve already established.”

In 2015, Sony Music Entertainment acquired Century Media Records’ family of labels: Century Media, Another Century, Inside Out, Superball and People Like You.

30 May

Reservoir Partners With Big Life Management

London — New York based Independent music publisher Reservoir, which counts Reverb/Reservoir Music in the UK as part of its global operations, has announced a new partnership with London based music management company Big Life Management and its music publishing arm Big Life Music.

As part of this new agreement, Reservoir will acquire a stake in Big Life Music’s 3,000+ copyrights from an eclectic roster of songwriters and will expand its business operations to include participation in artist management activities.

Big Life Management was established in 1986 by co-Founder and CEO Tim Parry and the late Jazz Summers. Over the last three decades, Big Life has been instrumental in the success of artists and producers including The Verve, Snow Patrol, Badly Drawn Boy, London Grammar, La Roux, Walking on Cars, Coldcut, Lisa Stansfield, Yazz, Jacknife Lee, Youth, The Futureheads, and Klaxons among others. Big Life artists have been responsible for album sales of 40 million units worldwide including over 100 Top 40 hits in the UK alone.

The company currently manages a host of top talent, including Adem, Badly Drawn Boy, Bloc Party, Bright Sparks, Gethin Pearson, HAARM, Hifi Sean, joan, Joe Cross, Lyves, The Sound of Arrows, To Kill A King, WILLS and Youth plus current Reservoir songwriters Nitin Sawhney, Craigie Dodds and Turya. Big Life Management also has partnerships with The Bakery, LostOnes and 140db Management.

The current Big Life Music roster of songwriters includes Archive, Cloud Castle Lake, The Coronas, Mick Flannery, Yehan Jehan, Joe Cross, John Ainsworth, Drew McConnell, Neon Indian, WILLS and Youth among others, as well as JNTHN STEIN and Shelter Point (with Bakery Publishing). The catalog counts works written by Bless Beats, Joe Cross, Badly Drawn Boy, The Futureheads, Seb Rochford and The Verve among its many titles.

Parry, who will continue to serve as CEO of both Big Life Management and Big Life Music, said, “I’ve known Reservoir/Reverb Music Managing Director Annette Barrett and Reservoir SVP of Creative and A&R Spek for many years and what they and the Reservoir team have achieved globally over the last decade is remarkable. They are one of most creatively focused and innovative independent music publishers and always put the songwriter right at the middle of their decision making. Our approaches to working with creative talent are aligned and this new agreement will see us both benefit from the experience and expertise of our respective teams. When the opportunity came up to work with Spek and Annette it seemed like the perfect fit for Big Life.”

Reservoir COO Rell Lafargue said, “We have a longstanding relationship with Big Life and have been discussing ways of working together for some time. Helping the company build on the success of its publishing activity and working closely with them to develop interesting new opportunities in the artist management sector is a natural fit for us and we are excited to be working with Tim and his team.“

12 Apr

Reservoir Earns Six 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominations

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards have been announced and Reservoir is proud to represent works that earned a total of 6 nominations this year:

Beyoncé’s Lemonade is nominated for Billboard Top 200 Album and Top R&B Album. The album features “Freedom” co-written and produced by Just Blaze.

DJ Khaled’s Major Key is nominated for Top Rap Album. The album features “For Free” featuring Drake, which includes a sample of Too $hort’s “Blow The Whistle” and “Work For It” featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Gucci Mane.

Migos‘ “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert is nominated for Top Rap Song and Top Rap Collaboration.

DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” featuring Justin Bieber is nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Song. The cut was written with Reservoir writer Ali Tamposi.

This year’s ceremony will air May 21 on ABC.

01 Feb

Reservoir Media Nominated for Music Week Award’s Publisher of the Year

Finalists for the 2017 Music Week Awards were announced on January 23, and Reservoir Media is pleased to be shortlisted in the prestigious “Publisher of the Year” category. Nominees for Publisher of the Year demonstrate exceptional promotion of the company’s catalog across a variety of market sectors including recorded music, sync, and live performance.

2016 saw twenty-four Billboard and Official Charts #1’s in the US and UK, including Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye” featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie and co-written by Ina Wroldsen, which held the #1 spot in the UK for nine consecutive weeks. Furthermore, all three Brits Critics Choice nominees—Rag’N’Bone Man, Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa—had current singles written with Reservoir writers (Rag’N’Bone Man’s “Human” co-written with Jamie Hartman, Anne-Marie’s “Alarm” and “Rockabye” co-written by Ina Wroldsen, and Dua Lipa’s “Blow Your Mind” co-written by Lauren Christy) just one of the many achievements Reservoir has helped our writers accomplish this year.

The 2017 Music Week Awards ceremony takes place on April 5th at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

23 Jan

Golf Membership at Predator Ridge

Purchase your exclusive golf membership before February 28, 2017 and choose one of 4 promotional gifts:

In addition to Predator Ridge’s Homeowner Memberships available exclusively to Predator Ridge property owners, they also offer a limited number of Transferable Club Memberships, as well as Corporate Transferable Club Memberships to businesses in the community. Take advantage of the opportunity to design the golf membership that best suits your lifestyle!

* some restrictions apply

  • Additional Membership Benefits:
    •   Membership discount program
    •   Preferred and exclusive access to both the Predator & Ridge courses
    •   Unlimited use of the recently expanded practice facility
    •   Express check-in and daily amenities in our exclusive Member Services building
    •   Eligibility for entry into all member & social events
    •   Complimentary shared golf cart use
    •   Advance tee time booking
    •   Reciprocal privileges at other exclusive clubs


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18 Jan

Reservoir Signs Producer Jim Beanz to a Worldwide Publishing Deal

Reservoir announces the addition of renowned producer Jim Beanz to its growing roster of talented songwriters. The deal includes global publishing rights to his entire catalog including co-publishing rights to future works.

“I am excited to be a part of the Reservoir family,” said Beanz. “I was looking for a publisher who understood and supported my talent and had a similar work ethic and drive and I have found that in Reservoir. I am very much looking forward to 2017 and beyond with Reservoir.”

Known for being one of today’s most in demand producers and songwriters in the world, Beanz began his development under the guidance of hit R&B group Dru Hill’s Jazz. His big break came in 2005 when super-producer Timbaland took Beanz under his wing as a vocal producer and, later, a song producer. Beanz has written and produced songs for some of the world’s biggest artists including Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Shakira, Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg and more. He has contributed to a host of Billboard #1s and multi-Platinum selling records including Spears’ “Gimme More” and “Womanizer” and Furtado’s “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right,” among others.

Not limiting himself to studio sessions, Beanz’s work has been prominently featured on some of television’s biggest series. In 2008, he co-wrote “Believe” by Dima Bilan, the winning entry of the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2015, Beanz wrote and produced a majority of the songs on the first season of FOX’s hit musical drama Empire, the soundtrack of which debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the first television soundtrack to do so since 1985. It also picked up Best Soundtrack nominations at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and 2015 American Music Awards. Furthermore, his work on Empire’s second season earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the song “Good People”. Most recently, Beanz produced the music to The Simpsons‘ 600th episode, a one-hour hip-hop themed episode which aired on January 15.

“Jim’s talent and the body of work that he brings to Reservoir are undeniable,” said Reservoir SVP of Creative and A&R Spek. “He is a truly multi-dimensional songwriter and producer at the top of his game and we can’t wait to get to work with him.” Spek, who signed Beanz to the roster, will oversee the project in New York, complemented by additional support from Reservoir’s Creative teams in Los Angeles and London.

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