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Thrilled to welcome Grammy and Emmy-nominated producer Jim Beanz to the Reservoir family!

Beanz has written and produced for some of the world's top talent including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Nelly Furtado, and is the man behind much of the music heard on FOX's Empire, plus last week's hip-hop themed episode of The Simpsons. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2k00vZl

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Billboard shares the top twelve music business schools set to shape the future of the industry. Did your school or alma mater make the list? http://bit.ly/2f5rlSd

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"My Ben's Brother records have always felt very personal, as you'd expect. When I’m writing with and for other artists, I just try to be the channel for what they want to say and bring ideas for how they say it.” Ben’s Brother frontman and accomplished songwriter Jamie Hartman and the Creative executive who signed him, Reservoir/Reverb Music Managing Director Annette Barrett, discuss Ben’s Brother’s musical return after nearly a decade. Read their interview here: http://bit.ly/2ec6oVZ

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Stuck on how to blend your music and lyrics? BMI shares five tips here: http://bit.ly/2elqHfA

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The modern mixtape is more powerful than ever! Playlists overtake album listenership, according to a new study by consumer insight group LOOP. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2dWlP0t and have a listen to our curated playlists over on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2dM3HdK

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“In the Urban space, producers can become pigeon-holed as beat machines. Pursuing collaborations outside their go-to genre can catapult them into a producer's mindset, where they can have a more versatile role.” Hear how Reservoir Creatives Faith Newman, Spek, and Donna Caseine keep the company's hip-hop and R&B producers creatively challenged in the latest edition of Music Industry Quarterly. The issue also features an interview with Reservoir rapper Joey Bada$$ and spotlights on fellow roster writers Julian Nixon, Steven Franks, and WatchTheDuck.
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Which comes first, the music or the lyrics? Tune Core shares 4 practical Dos & Don’ts for different songwriting approaches here: http://bit.ly/2duQce0

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Attention songwriters! Deadline extended to November 4 to enter the International Songwriting Competition. Reservoir President Golnar Khosrowshahi is a panel judge this year alongside recording artists Tom Waits, Lorde, and more. Enter here to have your songs heard in a professional international arena and win cash and prizes: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/submit

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Today on the blog http://bit.ly/2cNZPsd:

“It should be noted that not every hip-hop artist necessarily wants to break into mainstream commercial success. There are some rappers who have built their core fanbase and make money from touring and are perfectly content to stay in their lane without needing a top ten hit on Billboard to feel like they’re living their dream.” Reservoir SVP of A&R and Catalog Development Faith Newman shares wisdom from her participation in 'The Women In The Room: How Hip-Hop Became Mainstream' panel at the Newark International Film Festival earlier this month.

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Country singer-songwriter Rory Feek is turning to the arts to honor his late wife and musical partner in a new film called ‘To Joey With Love’, out tomorrow. The documentary follows the Feeks from the birth of their daughter, born with Down Syndrome, through Joey’s struggle with and eventual surrender to cancer. Rory calls the film his way of continuing to “lift up his bride”. More info and tickets here: http://tojoeywithlove.com/
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