Kobalt provides technology solutions for a more transparent, efficient and empowering future for rights owners. Regardless of how complex the music industry becomes, Kobalt is determined to create a future where every artist, songwriter and publisher is paid fairly and accurately.
Kobalt's Music Publishing, Label Services and Neighbouring Rights divisions each offer a modern alternative to the traditional music business model, empowering creators with transparency, flexibility, ownership and control. With over 275 employees in offices around the world, Kobalt represents over 8,000 artists and songwriters, 600,000 songs and 450 publishing companies, providing them with real-time, powerful, transparent reporting through the award-winning Kobalt Portal. Kobalt also services its clients with global licensing management, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, online data and royalty statements, creative services, synch & brand partnerships, record release management and digital marketing.
Kobalt works with some of the world's greatest artists and songwriters, representing on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. Kobalt clients include Maroon 5, Lenny Kravitz, Dave Grohl, Max Martin, Bob Dylan, Pitbull, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Republic, Simon & Garfunkel, Passenger, Akon, Ryan Tedder, Paul McCartney and MPL Communications, Disney Music Group, Dr Luke, David Gray, Big & Rich, Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Noah Shebib, Thom Yorke, The Hives, The Lumineers, Richard Ashcroft, Björk, Kelly Clarkson, Gotye, Skrillex, Herbie Hancock, Moby, Kid Cudi, Joss Stone and the Miles Davis catalog among many others.
Funding Rounds (3) - $116MUpdate
Current Team (11)Update
|Jun, 2014||Kobalt Digital Royalty Fund||$140M|
|Sep 14, 2016||The Register - Songsmiths sue US antitrust over Google-friendly rules ruling|
|Aug 26, 2016||Crowdfund Insider - Finally!: De La Soul Releases Kickstarter-Funded Album “And the Anonymous Nobody”|
|Jun 24, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Google Ventures is on the hunt for the next DeepMind in Europe|
|Apr 29, 2016||Crowdfund Insider - De La Soul Delays Kickstarter Album; Set to Release Later This Summer|
|Apr 29, 2016||Re/code - This company says it can help musicians find the money the web owes them|
|Mar 9, 2016||Cranes New York - Tech - Lincoln Center EVP|
|Mar 4, 2016||PRNewswire All - Habitat For Humanity And Lowe's To Help 1,000 Families Have A Safe, Affordable Home For The Holidays|
|Feb 29, 2016||Business Insider Australia - The head of Google Ventures says there's 'insecurity' in European technology|
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