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Reservoir Media (RSVR) becomes the first U.S.-based publicly traded independent music company in US




Founded by Iranian-Canadian businesswoman, Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir’s collection of film music includes rights to scores to motion pictures The Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Gladiator (2000 film) and The Dark Knight (film) Trilogy created by composer-producer Hans Zimmer. The publishing catalog includes pieces written and performed by Billy Strayhorn, Hoagy Carmichael, John Denver, Sheryl Crow, Phantogram (band), Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Cardi B and Thomas McClary (musician) of The Commodores. The company's roster of active writers and producers includes Levi Hummon, James Fauntleroy, Ali Tamposi, and Jamie Hartman.


In recent years, the company has expanded via acquisition, including acquiring TVT Music Enterprises in 2010, Reverb Music in 2012, P&P Songs in 2013, Chrysalis Records in 2019 and Shapiro Bernstein in 2020. In 2021, Reservoir Media acquired Tommy Boy Records for a reported $100 million dollars.


Offset of the Migos rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq celebration of the company going public.

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