Kobalt and SMACKSongs Extend Worldwide Publishing Partnership



SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 - Kobalt today announced a renewed partnership with Nashville-based music publishing powerhouse, SMACKSongs. The deal includes a continuation of publishing administration, creative services and synch for all of SMACKSongs’ catalogue and future works.

Jesse Willoughby, General Manager of Kobalt Nashville, said, “Shane, Michael, Josh and the entire SMACK team have built an incredible business that personifies a true creative and entrepreneurial spirit becoming a beacon of the Nashville publishing community in a short period of time. We are honored to continue on this journey with them and look forward to being a part of their continued success and growth in the future.” 

Led by Grammy Award winners Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, SMACKSongs is home to some of the industry’s top songwriters, artists and producers, who have collectively earned over 50 number ones. In 2018, SMACKSongs was named SESAC Publisher of the Year and has been named AIMP Publisher of the Year for the past three years. SMACKSongs has been listed as a Top 10 Billboard Hot Country Publishing Corporation for the past seven years.

Robert Carlton, SVP, Development of SMACKSongs, added, “Kobalt has proven to be an invaluable part of the SMACK team. They’ve been with us since day one in helping build this company, so it was a no brainer to continue this partnership. We are excited to see what new heights we’ll hit together in the coming years.” For more news on SMACKSongs’ growing artist development team, visit their website, and follow them on their socials.

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