Reservoir Media Nominated as Independent Publisher of the Year

Music Week announced the nominees for their 2020 awards today, and Reservoir has earned a nomination for Independent Publisher of the Year. The annual ceremony celebrates the “achievements of the top music industry professionals and teams, showcasing top class performance and innovation.”

This marks Reservoir’s fifth nomination at the Music Week Awards, having previously been nominated for an A&R Award in 2019 as well as three nominations in a row for Publisher of the Year.

The 2020 Music Week Awards will take place on May 6th at the Battersea Evolution in London. Click here for more information.

Wesbild Presenting Sponsor for SHARE’s Imagine Fundraiser

Wesbild is proud to once again be the presenting sponsor for SHARE’s IMAGINE 2020 – Paint the Town! IMAGINE is SHARE Family & Community Services’ signature fundraising event where the community comes together to support our programs & services. IMAGINE 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of SHARE’s annual fundraiser for our community, and there are some exciting plans for the evening in store!

This fun filled evening begins with delectable treats and savory samples from eight wonderful local restaurants and enjoying the featured live entertainment. Guests are invited to bid on the amazing live and silent auction items, play games of chance, purchase raffle tickets to win great prizes and to make a personal donation to support SHARE’s work.

WHEN  Saturday, March 7, 2020  |  7pm – late

WHERE  The Show Theatre  |  Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

For more information, and to buy tickets, visit

Wesbild Wins Chamber Community Spirit Award

On Saturday night, Wesbild was honoured with the Community Spirit Award at the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Gala.

According to the Tri-Cities Chamber, the Community Spirit Award acknowledges both businesses and individuals that have tirelessly supported Tri-Cities based organizations and not-for-profits. They are committed to corporate social responsibility and dedicated to making the Tri-Cities a better place to live, work, and play.

This award is a recognition of Wesbild’s long term commitment to corporate citizenship. Wesbild has always believed in giving to the wider Tri-Cities community as evidenced by our long standing relationship with Share Family & Community Services and our Wesbild LIFT Scholarship Program at CABE Secondary (plus the many other groups we partner with and donate to).  Our goal is to truly find a way to help individuals have better lives.

Wesbild Contributes $5-Million to Future Burke Mountain School Sports Field

Wesbild is proud to announce that they have made a contribution of $5 Million towards the future construction of a lit artificial turf field at the future Secondary/Middle School site on Burke Mountain in Coquitlam.

In addition to the field, Wesbild has also committed to donating and servicing the land for the six-acre Marigold Elementary School site in the Partington Creek neighbourhood.

The future joint middle/secondary school and park site is viewed as a top priority by the City of Coquitlam and School District No. 43, given the continuing growth in the Burke Mountain area. The Secondary School is in the planning stages, and will feature innovative green technology.

The park component will be funded through Wesbild’s $5 Million contribution, plus an additional $3.8 Million from development revenues through the City of Coquitlam’s Development Cost Charges paid by developers.

Click here to read the official Press Release. 


Wesbild Announces Sale of Two Shopping Centres

Wesbild is pleased to annouce the sale of two shopping centres: McKenzie Professional Centre and Gibsons Park Plaza.

McKenzie Professional Centre in Saanich, BC was purchased by Wesbild in 2017. The centre is located on a busy intersection, in close proximity to the University of Victoria, and is a professional hub for many medical, technology and professional service companies.

After acquiring Gibsons Park Plaza in 2005, Wesbild completely renovated this Sunshine Coast retail centre so as to better serve its community. The renovation, including a new façade and improved parking lot landscape, quickly attracted new tenants.

Reservoir CEO Named One of Billboard’s Women in Music

Reservoir Founder & CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi has been named one of Billboard’s 2019 Women In Music for the third year in a row. The annual Women In Music list includes 150 female industry leaders who have played a significant role in their field, from label executives to agents to music publishers. Billboard noted that Reservoir’s revenue, “grew by 39% in fiscal year 2018 and 34% in the first six months of this year” and elaborated that Khosrowshahi is, “now reshaping this leading indie publisher as a full-service music company with the acquisition of Chrysalis Records, which boosted Reservoir’s recorded-music catalog to 20,000 masters.”

Reservoir Named 2019 Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide

As announced by Music Business Worldwide, Reservoir was named Publisher of the Year at the media outlet’s annual A&R Awards ceremony. This marks Reservoir’s second win in this category, and third consecutive nomination, as the company was also awarded the title in 2017. Reservoir UK Head of Creative Charlie Pinder, alongside President and COO Rell Lafargue, accepted the award on the company’s behalf, thanking the rest of the UK Creative team including Managing Director Annette Barrett, A&R Manager Benjamin Akpojaro, and Creative and Administrative Manager Chloe Pullinger, plus Reservoir’s Creative teams in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York, and Reservoir songwriter Jamie Hartman, also one of the night’s nominees.

Now in its fourth year, The A&R Awards, presented by Music Business Worldwide in association with Abbey Road Studios, celebrates UK achievements in the field of A&R. Jamie Hartman also earned a nomination for Songwriter of the Year, an award that recognizes the very best in behind-the-scenes UK musical creatives, voted on by a worldwide panel of expert and experienced A&R figures. Among Hartman’s many accomplishments this year are co-writing and/or producing hits including “Giant” performed by Calvin Harris and Rag’N’Bone Man, Lewis Capaldi’s “Hold Me While You Wait” and “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” off the breakthrough artist’s record-breaking #1 debut album Divinely Inspired To A Hellish Extent, Backstreet Boys’ Grammy-nominated and BMI Award-winning hit “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” and Louis Tomlinson’s comeback single “Kill My Mind,” plus additional collaborations with Jamie CullumLukas Nelson and Promise of the RealGuy SebastianChristian Paul, and more. Furthermore, “Giant” earned a nomination for the inaugural Song of the Year category at the awards ceremony.

This Publisher of the Year win caps off an exciting week for Reservoir, who just on Thursday earned a Top 10 U.S. Market Share for Hot 100 Songs according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly report. Coming in at #5 with 3.96% of the total market share, this notably marks the company’s eighth appearance since Q2 of 2017 and its highest rankings to date. Additionally, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita,” co-written by Reservoir’s Ali Tamposi, was named the #3 Hot 100 Song, while Post Malone’s “Goodbyes” featuring and co-written by Young Thug came in at #8.

Reservoir Co-Signs Writer-Producer Thom Bridges

Reservoir has teamed up with Benelux sub-publishing partner CTM Publishing to co-sign Thom Bridges to a worldwide publishing deal. The collaborative joint-venture will see Reservoir and CTM work together on all creative and administrative aspects of Bridges’ songwriting career, including the support of his upcoming artist project with Universal Music Germany, plus recently released single “Let’s Get Married” performed by Yellow Claw featuring fellow Reservoir rostermate Offset and Era Istrefi.

Based between Amsterdam and Los Angeles, the Dutch-born Bridges is a highly sought-after writer-producer best known for his collaborations with Dutch DJ-producer duo Yellow Claw. Bridges teamed up with the duo on their #1 Billboard Dance Album Blood For Mercy, plus follow-up albums Los AmsterdamNew Blood, and Danger Days, which included collaborations with DJ Snake, Elliphant, Tinie Tempah, Quavo, and Juicy J, among others. He also co-wrote Yellow Claw’s recent singles “Baila Conmigo” and “We Can Get High.” Bridges’ remix of Olivia Holt’s “Generous” earned him his second Billboard #1, when the dance-pop cut topped the US Dance Club Songs chart. To date, his works have been streamed over one billion times.

At only 25 years old, Bridges has already cultivated an impressive list of collaborators spanning multiple genres, including David Guetta, 30 Seconds To Mars, James Arthur, Jason Derulo, A$AP Ferg, Snoop Dog, Tiësto, Steve Aoki, T-Pain, Gucci Mane, Agnez Mo, Sofia Reyes, and Martin Jensen, to name a few.

“I am very proud of how Thom has developed as a successful writer and producer under the wings of CTM in the last five years,” notes CTM Publishing Managing Director Jitze de Raaff, who has been working with Bridges since 2014. “Now it’s time for the next step in his career and I couldn’t be happier to be doing this together with our longtime partner Reservoir.”

“I’m so excited to finally announce that I’ve signed a publishing deal with Reservoir and CTM Publishing. New family, new adventures, and a lot of new music to come,” says Bridges.

Adds Reservoir EVP of Creative Donna Caseine, “Thom is one of the most exciting emerging talents I’ve come across. It is wonderful to welcome him to the Reservoir family alongside our partners at CTM, utilizing our combined strengths and networks to elevate his already impressive career.”

Jollibee Now Open at Pacific Place Mall

After months of anticipation, Jollibee opened their first Calgary location at Wesbild’s Pacific Place Mall last Friday, September 20.

On Thursday, dozens of people had already lined up for Jollibee, with hundreds of people visiting the restaurant on opening day. Patrons enjoyed Jollibee favorites like Jolly Crispy Chicken, Jolly Spaghetti and Peach Mango Pie.

Jollibee is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, with over 2,500 locations in 21 countries. The first Canadian Jollibee opened in Winnipeg in 2016. Pacific Place Mall is the seventh Jollibee location in Canada.