Kobalt Music Group is an American company involved in the rights management & publishing operations. The company was founded by Willard Ahdritz in 2000 with an office in London, United Kingdom. Now, they have expanded & divided their work into many subsidiaries, such as Kobalt Neighboring Rights, Kobalt Music Publishing, & Kobalt Label Services. The present headquarters of the company is situated in New York City, New York, United States. The company is one of the top independent publisher in North America with more than 0.6 million songs in their catalog. Additionally, they have launched albums of many popular artists that include Ellie Goulding, Prince, Trent Reznor, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, John Denver, Massive Attack, Gwen Stefani, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, & many more.
There are more than 400 people employed by the company controlling their various operations. Along with their headquarters, they have ten other offices across the globe.
The company has divided their operations into various divisions that are explained below:
Kobalt Music Publishing- This division was established in 2001 & offer creative services to the artists who work with their parent company. Presently, this division holds around 17% of the total market share among music publishers across the world.Kobalt Label Services-
This brand was formed in 2012 when they acquired digital distributor AWAL. This subsidiary offers record label services to the artists.
Kobalt Music Publishing-
Established in 2011, they manage the Kobalt Portal that let the artists checking their financial data in real time.
They are one of those companies who has won the Independent Publisher of the Year Award in Music Week Awards for straight nine years. This company is trusted by over 40% of the top 100 songs across the United Kingdom & United States.