Golnar Khosrowshahi


Canadian-Iranian powerhouse Golnar Khosrowshahi might not be a household name, but she’s quietly one of the most influential music execs coming from this country (though she now spends as much time in New York). Reservoir has a diverse publishing catalogue that accounted for 10 Grammys at the most recent ceremony, including Joni Mitchell at Newport, the Canadian folk icon’s emotional return to the stage. Reservoir was responsible for bringing seminal hip-hop group De La Soul’s much-missed catalogue to streaming and back onto the charts in 2023 after acquiring the group’s back catalogue through their 2021 acquisition of legendary independent hip-hop label Tommy Boy Music — no easy feat. “Our team worked diligently alongside De La Soul for 18 months to clear the samples, prepare the music for streaming, and orchestrate a robust release plan,” Khosrowshahi says. “It was a privilege to share De La Soul’s long-awaited music with the fans, and also cultivate a whole new generation of listeners.” Since going public two years ago, Reservoir is the first female-founded and led publicly traded independent music company. It reported 13% revenue growth in 2023 and double digit organic growth in each quarter in 2024.