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14 UNFORGETTABLE #YOUTUBETUESDAYS OF 2014

12/17/2014
2014 has been a banner year for YouTube.  The massive video sharing platform topped one billion unique monthly users, and also announced the launch of their forthcoming paid music service, Music ...

LET THE BEAT DROP

11/5/2014
It's all about that moment.  Your with your favorite people, in your favorite place, styled out in your favorite gear.  You hear your favorite song come on, and then the beat drops. Euphoria ...

SONGS WE ROCKED ALL SUMMER

8/18/2014
Ahh, Summer.  The sun is shining, the grill is grilling, and the music is pumping from yard to yard, beach party to beach party.  This year brought us several new favorites that we have a feeling ...

8 ACTS WHOSE BIG BREAK WE CAN’T WAIT FOR

8/18/2014
With new artists popping up almost daily, the quest for the next big thing can be downright overwhelming.  That said, we can't help but get caught up in the careers of these standout growing acts. ...

#NOWPLAYING: GOLNAR KHOSROWSHAHI

8/14/2014
Where do you listen to music most?  On my commute and when I'm running. Describe the moment you realized you were destined for the music business. I don't know if I was 'destined' for the ...

#NOWPLAYING: FAITH NEWMAN

8/13/2014
Where do you listen to music most?  On my commute, and at home when I'm straightening up or getting ready to go out.  I will be listening while I'm working out when I get back in the gym. ...

#NOWPLAYING: SCOTT CRESTO

8/12/2014
Reservoir EVP of Synchronization Licensing & Marketing Scott Cresto joined Reservoir in 2014 after years in Sync Licensing and A&R at Warner Chappell and Chrysalis Music Group.  Here, Scott shares ...

THE STREAMING WARS

1/29/2014
  On January 21, Beats Music launched as a new U.S. subscription based music-streaming platform, marking an ambitious move by Santa Monica-based Beats Electronics. Up against heavy competition ...

THE GOOGLE FACTOR

1/17/2014
For about ten days between Christmas and the start of the New Year, the lyrics sharing and annotating site Rap Genius was removed from Google search results due to the site’s asserted manipulation ...

JAGGED LITTLE PILL

9/6/2013
This weekend’s Electric Zoo tragedy, in which two untimely drug-related deaths and an underage assault led to the shut-down of the entire festival, displayed the dark underbelly of the old beast ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HIP-HOP

8/12/2013
This past weekend marked the 40th birthday of one of Reservoir's nearest and dearest: hip-hop. Originally a form of expression across many media--rap music, for sure, but also graffiti artwork, ...

BECAUSE WE GOT HIGH

7/24/2013
There'a a lot to love about music. Music can help us express ourselves, whether we're ecstatic or angst-y, angry or in love.  It's fun to move to.  It unites people.  Not to mention ...

VIDEO GAMES

7/23/2013
With the recent announcement of the 2013 VMA nominations, we’ve been reminiscing about the birth of the music video. A concept dating back to the 1960s, when The Beatles began creating short ...

RAPPERS' DELIGHT

6/21/2013
When considering what rappers spit about most, a few tried-and-true topics are to be expected. Money, pride, hometowns, and of course, the ladies (though rarely characterized as such) pop up in ...

COUNTRY LIVIN'

6/10/2013
Last week marked a huge night for country music. The annual CMT Country Music Awards, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, brought together all the greatest, most successful, and most beloved ...

KID STUFF

6/5/2013
Remember Sophia Grace? The pint-sized singer and diva-in-training, who is still only 10 years old, first stole our hearts when she sang and rapped Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” almost two years ...

SOUNDS OF THE BIG SCREEN

6/4/2013
Recently, you might have noticed a Great American Novel hit the big screen. The Great Gatsby opened in theaters on May 10th to the kind of fanfare that only a true blockbuster can generate. It ...

SONG PROFILE: "MAKE LOVE" MAKES US SWOON

5/16/2013
Of the thousands of Reservoir tracks that deal--often very, very directly--with doing the deed, none put quite the same spin on it as Joe Cang’s “Make Love.” Don’t get us wrong--we still get ...

UPDATED: RESERVOIR'S TOP REMIXES

5/10/2013
With all of the musical offerings and inspired minds out there, musicians often feed off of each other’s creativity to create new masterpieces in the form of the remix. Some tracks are obvious ...

WHY WE LOVE LAURYN

5/9/2013
It seems like Lauryn Hill has been in the news, lately, for all the wrong reasons. In the midst of all that, we wanted to take a second to highlight not only Lauryn's place among our all time ...

Random Review: Jacob Hatley's "Ain't In It For My Health"

4/26/2013
Levon Helm, the late drummer and co-lead singer of the legendary roots rock group both bold and bashful enough to simply call itself ‘The Band,’ was an anomaly of rock icons. This, more than ...

SONG PROFILE: "YOUNG AT HEART" LIVES UP TO ITS MANTRA

4/22/2013
Sometimes, the next big thing has already happened. Thirty years ago. To illustrate this point, rather than dusting off tired idioms about how what’s old is new again and trends moving in cycles ...

SEVEN FESTIVALS: WHO YOU'LL MEET DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU'LL BE THIS SEASON

4/16/2013
With warm weather and colorful foliage soon to take the place of chilly temperatures and snow storms, we are officially in festival mode.  For music lovers, Spring and Summertime are an excuse to ...

K-POP GOES WEST

4/10/2013
When Reservoir added "Blink," an animated, futuristic dance-pop by Kpop duo TVXQ, to its catalog this past year, the team knew something special was happening.  Obviously, a new addition to the ...
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