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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 ...

FACEBOOK'S PAID MESSAGING MAKES FANS PAY TO SAY HI

4/10/2013
This week, we learned that Facebook expanded their recently launched pay-to-message program all over the world. Here’s how it works: have something you want to say to someone who isn't your ...

SIX SUMMERTIME MUSIC VIDEOS WE LOVE

4/9/2013
The weather is heating up and we're already looking forward to summer! Check out our favorite music videos below that are getting us ready. 1. Bridgit Mendler – “Ready Or Not” What better way ...

WHO SAMPLED? PLAYING THE KEVIN BACON GAME, MUSICAL EDITION

3/28/2013
It's no secret that recording artists like to, ahem, borrow qualities from other artists' work.  As publishers, instances of a borrowed phrase here, a mimicked melody there, or a ...

MUSIC TO MY EYES

3/19/2013
When we learned that bad girl Azealia Banks had dropped her latest single, “Yung Rapunxel,” ahead of schedule, we weren’t too taken aback. The offbeat rapper/singer, known for her potty mouth ...

NEW OLD MUSIC FOR SALE: APPLE'S NEXT VENTURE

3/13/2013
If there’s one seemingly inescapable argument that’s prevailed in the music industry over the last several years, it’s the relationship of music to its listeners.  Does anyone really “own” ...

MONEY MACHINE

3/8/2013
When Billboard revealed music’s Top 40 Money Makers for 2013, we steeled ourselves for the obvious conclusions: sales of music, especially physical music, are way down; digital music sales are ...

I'LL TAKE A HIT SONG--SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED

3/8/2013
We've all heard of go-to food and drink pairings--red wine with steak, a glass of white with fish, or a cold brew with a burger. But if you crave a cocktail while listening to your favorite music, ...

STEREOTYPE.FM LETS YOU JUDGE MUSIC FANS (AS IF YOU DIDN'T ALREADY)

3/1/2013
We were tickled when Tastebuds.fm, a dating website based entirely on its users' musical tastes, launched back in 2010.  The site allows users to type in their listening preferences to instantly ...

RANDOM REVIEW: GIRAFFAGE, NEEDS

2/26/2013
It’s always refreshing to hear musicians push themselves beyond the boundaries of their given genre.  When you think about it, successfully merging two or more disparate sounds is not only unique, ...

Welcome!

2/18/2013
Reservoir is proud to welcome you to our first-ever company blog! This is a space to explore the sometimes baffling business of music, the fun and fickelness of popular culture, and the treasures and ...

RESERVOIR'S HOLIDAY WISHLIST

12/11/2012
In preparation for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Reservoir put together a holiday wish list suitable for any music lover! Scroll through our most wanted items, below, and get a head start on ...
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