Who We Are


Reservoir is an independent music company based in New York City.

Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, Reservoir began with a small, experienced team and a modest collection of long-standing hits. Today, the company has 5 offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, and London, in addition to the HQ in NYC and has emerged as the boutique publisher with a global reach.

Diverse and ever-expanding, Reservoir boasts a multi-genre, hit-driven catalog of over 110,000 copyrights and 20,000 master recordings, with titles dating as far back as the 1920s and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. Reservoir holds a regular Top 10 U.S. Market Share according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly and was named Publisher of the Year by Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards. In 2017, the company partnered with Big Life Management, adding management services to its offerings. In 2019, the company acquired Chrysalis Records, adding additional recorded music assets to its catalog.

Awards & Achievements

Reservoir holds a regular top 10 U.S. Market Share according to Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly.

In 2019 and 2017, the company was awarded Publisher of the Year at Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards and earned a 2018 nomination, also.

Reservoir has been nominated for Music Week’s 2020 Indie Publisher of the Year, as well as Publisher of the Year for three consecutive years: 2017, 2018, 2019.

Reservoir Founder and CEO Golnar Khosrowshahi was named to Billboard’s 2020 Power List, as well as named one of Billboard’s Top 100 Most Powerful Female Executives for 2017, 2018, and 2019.

In 2018, Reservoir title “This Is America” performed by Childish Gambino and co-written by Young Thug, earned the Grammy for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.



Reservoir represents over 110,000 copyrights with titles dating as far back as the 1920s.


The company manages artists through its venture with Big Life Management.

Recorded Music

Reservoir represents a multitude of recorded music through Chrysalis Records and Philly Groove Records.

Historic Pieces
Written By Greats

including Billy Strayhorn, Hoagy Carmichael, David Crosby, Gram Parsons, Irving Burgie, John Denver, and Ricky Lee Jones

Classic Catalogs

including Big & Rich, Lil Jon, Phantogram, and Sheryl Crow

Popular Hits

performed by: Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Drake, Post Malone, and more

Collection of
Film Music

includes rights to scores created by award-winning composer-producer Hans Zimmer, as heard in the motion pictures The Lion King, the Pirates of the Carribean series, Gladiator, and The Dark Knight

The Company's
Roster of Active
Writers and Producers

includes the award-winning James Fauntleroy, Ali Tamposi, and Jamie Hartman, plus popular performing artists 2 Chainz, Young Thug, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Migos’ Offset and Takeoff.


Reservoir staff members hold
board position on the following
industry trade organizations