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Founded 📆2007
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️New York City, New York, USA
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Golnar Khosrowshahi, Founder, CEO
Rell Lafargue, President, COO
Number of employees
🌐 Websitehttps://www.reservoir-media.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone


Reservoir (Reservoir Media Management) is a New York City-based music company founded in 2007 by Golnar Khosrowshahi.[1]

History & Acquisitions[edit]

Reservoir was founded in 2007 as a Music Publishing company.[1] The company has since expanded to a full-service music company with copyrights dating back to the 1900s plus master recordings, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London, and Abu Dhabi.[1][2]

In recent years, the company has expanded, acquiring TVT Music Enterprises in 2010, Reverb Music in 2012, Philly Groove Records in 2012, P&P Songs in 2013, Chrysalis Records in 2019, and Shapiro Bernstein in 2020, among others.[2][3][4][5]

Reservoir has also engaged in several recent partnerships and joint ventures, including a partnership with PopArabia, founded by Spek who serves as Reservoir’s EVP of International & Emerging Markets.[6] Through additional partnerships and joint ventures, Reservoir has expanded its global footprint and its focus to areas beyond publishing, including management and film.[7][8]

Awards & Accolades[edit]

Reservoir has earned the Publisher of the Year Award at Music Business Worldwide'’s The A&R Awards in 2017 and 2019.[9] The company also won Music Week’s Independent Publisher of the Year in 2020.[10]


Golnar Khosrowshahi is an Iranian-Canadian businesswoman and the CEO and Founder of Reservoir.[1] She is the daughter of Hassan Khosrowshahi, an Iranian-Canadian investor and philanthropist, and she is the cousin of Dara Khosrowshahi, the current CEO of Uber.

In 2020, Khosrowshahi was named to Billboard’s Power List and Women in Music list. She was also honored as one of Billboard’s Most Powerful Female Executives in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and a Billboard Indie Power Player in 2017 and 2018.[11][12][circular reference][13][14][15]

Reservoir’s President and COO is Rell Lafargue. Lafargue has been with Reservoir since its founding and was promoted to his current position in 2018.[16] Lafargue also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), and Music Publishers Canada (MPC).[17][18][19]

See Also[edit]

  • Shapiro Bernstein
  • Chrysalis Records
  • Philly Groove Records
  • Spek (PopArabia)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Brown, Harley (September 30, 2019). "Reservoir Founder Golnar Khosrowshahi On the Publisher's Data-First Approach and 'Getting Deeper Into Masters'". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ingham, Tim (January 12, 2017). "'If the livelihood of songwriters is threatened, the music industry as a whole is threatened'". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "What will a music company look like in 2025?". Music Business Worldwide. October 14, 2020. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Ingham, Tim (May 15, 2020). "Reservoir acquires 16,000 copyrights by bringing Shapiro Bernstein into its portfolio". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. De Groot, Kristen (June 27, 2019). "Thousands of lost "Philly Sound" funk recordings found and resurrected by Drexel University music department". mcall.com. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Cooke, Chris (February 26, 2020). "Reservoir expands in Middle East via PopArabia partnership | Complete Music Update". Complete Music Update. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Reservoir acquires stake in Big Life Management and its publishing company". Music Business Worldwide. May 30, 2017. Retrieved 2021-03-25. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Stassen, Murray (November 20, 2020). "RESERVOIR INKS JOINT VENTURE WITH ATLANTIC SCREEN MUSIC TO INVEST IN FILM SCORE AND SOUNDTRACK PROJECTS". Music Business Worldwide. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "Reservoir's Golnar Khosrowshahi Confirmed as NY:LON Connect 2020 Publishing Track Keynote". Music Business Association. December 19, 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. Paine, Andre (September 21, 2020). "Music Week Awards 2020 winners revealed". Music Week. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Golnar Khosrowshahi - Profile". Bloomberg. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "Golnar Khosrowshahi". Huffington Post, Canada. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. "Reservoir CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi Named One of Billboard's Most Powerful Female Executives of 2018". Persis. 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  14. "The 2020 Billboard Power List Revealed". Billboard. January 23, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. Billboard Staff (December 3, 2020). "Revealed: Billboard's 2020 Women In Music Executives". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-03-25. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. Jones, Rhian (January 11, 2018). "Reservoir promotes Rell Lafargue to President and Chief Operating Officer". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2021-02-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. "Board of Directors - Rell Lafargue". The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC). Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  18. "Board of Directors". Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP). Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. "Board & Staff". Music Publishers of Canada. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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