AUGUST 27, 2021 – Kobalt today announced the hiring of Cee Barrett as Director, Creative. Based in Los Angeles, Barrett will be responsible for discovering and signing songwriters as well as creating opportunities for the existing global Kobalt creative roster.
Barrett comes to Kobalt with over 10 years of experience in the artist and songwriter community. Prior to joining Kobalt, he served as an executive in the R&B/Hip Hop department at Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) where his duties included signing current and emerging talent, developing and maintaining relationships with songwriters, publishers, managers, attorneys, etc., as well as having a key role in planning various events. Some of his key signings at BMI included Bryson Tiller, SZA, Ella Mai, and Megan Thee Stallion.
“Kobalt has a strong track record of helping artists and songwriters grow early in their career and Cee’s experience and strong talent discovery ability make him a perfect complement to the global team as we strive to continuously enhance the support we give our clients,” said Chief Creative Officer at Kobalt, Sas Metcalfe.
“Cee is a well-loved, passionate music executive who truly advocates for songwriters,” said Vice President, Creative at Kobalt, Jill Tschogl. “I’m so rhapsodic about welcoming him to the Kobalt creative team where he will continue to service songwriters and add to our existing roster of phenomenal talent.”
Added Barrett, "I am more than excited to join Kobalt and this great team of people. I have always admired Kobalt's creator first approach in all areas as well as their forward thinking technology. The way the team has rallied around me to make sure I'm supported and have the proper tools to be successful has been amazing. I'm looking forward to adding value to our roster and raising the profile of our clients overall. I'd like to thank Laurent, Sas, Sue and Jill for their confidence in bringing me on board."