Kobalt Hires Former BMG Creative Director, Kevin Lane
Lane Named New Director, Creative of Kobalt Music Publishing in Nashville
NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 27, 2017 – Kobalt , the leading independent music services company, today announced that Kevin Lane has joined Kobalt Music Publishing as Director, Creative. In his role, Lane will be responsible for pitching songs, setting up co-writes, developing, and signing talent.
Lane spent the last seven years at BMG, functioning as a Creative Manager at BMG Chrysalis, and Creative Director at BMG, The New Music Company. Lane worked with the following catalogs while at BMG: Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Tony Lane, and Will Hoge. Lane personally worked with and developed writers like Jamie Moore, Andrew DeRoberts, Russell Dickerson, Jason Mizelle, and John Paul White.
Lane will be responsible for handling Kobalt’s extensive catalog, while working creatively with publishers and directing writers in various capacities. He will be overseeing calendar management, co-writing opportunities, and pitching songs while focusing on developing and signing new talent.
“I’m a big fan of Kobalt’s work and progress as a major disruptor in the music industry, and I know this is the case because of the artistic talent that Kobalt attracts,” said Lane. “I’m excited to begin working as a Creative Director with a company that truly values creativity, artistic independence, and integrity.”
Jesse Willoughby, GM of Kobalt Nashville, said, “I’m very excited to have Kevin joining the Kobalt team. Kevin has an incredible passion and knowledge of songs and the creative community, he’ll be a perfect addition to the creative team we’re building at Kobalt.”