Kobalt Music Signs Eric Church's Publishing Company, Little Louder

NEW YORK AND NASHVILLE – December 13, 2017 – Kobalt Music, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, today announced it has signed a worldwide creative and publishing deal with Little Louder, that covers future works and all back catalog. Kobalt’s creative team will be pitching their writer’s songs for placements on various records and providing assistance on key sync projects in addition to offering collaboration and co-write opportunities.

Little Louder is the publishing company formed by Arturo Buenahora and Eric Church. Little Louder’s roster includes Casey Beathard, Luke Dick, Oscar Charles, Jeff Hyde, Haley Georgia and Ryan Tyndell.

Sas Metcalfe, Chief Creative Officer at Kobalt, stated, “Eric Church is more than a singer-songwriter, he is force to be reckoned with in the music business. He is the type of musician that really transforms his energy and passion into the musical projects he creates. Little Louder is no different and we are excited to support the company’s talented roster across the globe.”

"As we began planning the next steps for the evolution of Little Louder, we found a partner in Kobalt that we think can help us build upon the foundation that we have carefully established," said Little Louder President, Arturo Buenahora Jr. "We are a boutique publisher at heart that is always trying to superserve our writers. Kobalt will allow us to keep that identity while providing talented creative reinforcement with a global reach."

Jesse Willoughby, General Manager at Kobalt, Nashville stated, “Both Eric and Arturo have built an incredible company with such a diverse roster in a short amount of time and we couldn’t prouder to help grow their company going forward.”

In 2013, Eric Church co-founded Little Louder with Nashville-based music executive Arturo Buenahora, Jr. During Buenahora Jr.’s 10-year tenure in publishing at Sony/ATV, Buenahora signed or produced such acts as Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and many other artists.

Eric Church said of the deal, "We are excited about what the future holds with Kobalt."


Kobalt is the world’s leading independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

Kobalt’s global technology platform is uniquely able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. Kobalt offers its clients a variety of services, including creative services, synch & brand partnerships, global licensing management, neighboring rights, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, the Kobalt and AWAL Portals and Apps, YouTube monetization, record release management, digital distribution and marketing. For more information on Kobalt, please contact: info@kobaltmusic.com, or visit us at www.kobaltmusic.com.

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