Kobalt Music Signs Cosmo's Midnight to Worldwide Publishing Deal

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AUGUST 24, 2021 - Kobalt today announced the signing of Cosmo’s Midnight to a global publishing deal. The deal includes a full range of creative, synch, and administration services for their catalog and future works.

Cosmo's Midnight are an Australian electronic music duo consisting of twin brothers, Cosmo and Patrick Liney. Their 2018 debut studio album, What Comes Next, reached the top 40 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The duo boasts 315 million streams, 2 platinum and 3 gold records.

Simon Moor, managing director, Kobalt Music Group APAC said, “My first conversation with Patrick and Cosmo was not only highly entertaining but also inspiring. It became obvious to me and Dominique Keegan that the combination of their songwriting talent and vision, together with Kobalt's global creative approach to career development, would lead to greater success.”

Also commenting on the deal, Dominique Keegan, vice president, creative at Kobalt said, “The music that Cosmo’s Midnight creates speaks for itself so once Simon and I met Patrick and Cosmo, we were immediately taken by their energy and deep knowledge of music and culture. We knew they were a perfect fit for Kobalt’s creative vision and we are very pleased they feel the same way.”

Cosmo’s Midnight are consummate collaborators, previously working with artists like Tove Styrke, Winston’s Surfshirt and Ruel, plus co-writing and producing one of BTS’s 2020 hit songs ‘Fly To My Room’. Their forward-thinking approach to creativity is a great fit for Kobalt whose international creative team’s collaborative approach will expand the pair's already extensive network and support their songwriting development. 

Cosmo’s Midnight said of making the decision to join Kobalt, “We definitely took our time with this publishing deal but in the end Kobalt felt like the right home for us. It was awesome to meet with so many key people from the Kobalt family over the past year - via webcam obviously - and it just felt like they all understood what we wanted to achieve with the Cosmo's Midnight project and for us as songwriters too. We want to collaborate with as many diverse artists and songwriters as possible and we're also really excited to get deeper into the sync world. We're excited to see what's possible with having a publisher like Kobalt on our side!”

Tom Huggett of management team Astral People commented, “We literally spent close to a year choosing the right home for Cosmo's Midnight. Spending most early mornings and late nights on Zoom meeting with every publishing A&R and Sync team possible to make sure we were making the right decision. Cosmo's Midnight are an act which we can see flourishing in just about any genre really, they've been working with rappers and R&B singers, they've written and played on house and techno records, they've put together ambient scores for radio shows, they've even produced and co-written a Billboard 100 song for one of the biggest pop groups in the world - BTS. Collaboration is so important to Cosmo's Midnight and we feel that Kobalt are the team to help take the twins to where they deserve to be. We're all very thrilled to be working with Simon, Dom and the entire Kobalt global team.”

On Friday, August 20, Cosmo’s Midnight released their highly anticipated next single ‘Titanic’, produced with Louis Schoorl (Kesha/5 Seconds Of Summer). To stay up to date on Cosmo’s Midnight’s music, visit their website and follow on Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter.

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