MARCH 18, 2021 - Kobalt today announced the signing of 19-year-old Irish, half-Argentinian singer and songwriter, Luz, to a global publishing deal. The deal includes a full range of creative, synch, and administration services for her catalog and future works.
Luz, also known as Luz Corrigan, first caught attention via a cover of Dean Lewis’ Lose My Mind, captivating listeners and the musician himself who invited Luz to support him in Dublin. This wasn’t the first time Luz had posted a cover, she’d posted hundreds secretly from her bedroom over the years, with her identity always remaining anonymous. At the age of 16, she decided to slowly lift the veil of secrecy, it was only then that she told her parents. Luz’s powerful voice and emotive storytelling, sophisticated beyond her years, has since caught the attention of many more of her favourite musicians including Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Sigrid, Julia Michaels, Lewis Capaldi, Dermot Kennedy and Niall Horan. Luz’s first three singles, all released last year, have been streamed collectively more than 30 million times across DSPs. Last year, during isolation Luz covered Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now on TikTok.
“When Kobalt's creative team first heard Luz, we were blown away by the breadth of talent of someone of her young age,'' said Kobalt UK head of A&R, Kenny McGoff. “She is a natural songwriter with an innate ability to craft beautiful, timeless songs. We are very excited to be working alongside her managers Hannah Braid and Matt Johnson in developing what we truly believe will be a hugely successful and long career for Luz.”
Added Kobalt UK Head of Creative, Alison Donald, “We couldn't be more delighted that she has chosen Kobalt to look after her songs, it was love at first listen."
Said Hannah Daisy Braid & Matt Johnson of Red Light Management, “We’re delighted that Luz has signed to the team at Kobalt. With the foundations we’re building independently, the global Kobalt team and the artist/writer-friendly nature of their deals became a natural fit to expand the resources around a very special talent. We’re all excited about the journey ahead together”
Commenting on the deal, Luz said, “The team at Kobalt are so amazing and I’m so lucky to be working with them.”