Kobalt Music Signs Marshmello To Publishing Deal
NEW YORK - JUNE 21, 2018 – Kobalt, a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, announced that it has signed breakthrough music producer and DJ, Marshmello. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration and synchronization for all of Marshmello’s future works as well as his back catalogue.
Kobalt Senior Creative Director, Dominique Keegan, said of the deal, "Marshmello is a remarkably talented producer, artist, and collaborator. We are immensely honored to have him join the Kobalt family. Marshmello and his team have proven to be a distinctly self-driven, forward-thinking operation that is well-suited for the modern music industry. We look forward to working together in our shared vision to achieve continued success.”
Added Kobalt Senior Creative Director, Amanda Samii, “Marshmello is so much more than an artist. His style, sound and unique perspective play an instrumental role in connecting people globally. It’s this trifecta that enhances his undeniable flair in the ever-changing music scene. It’s refreshing to work with an incredible artist and team who understand the value of technology and how it can serve you.”
Becoming one of the fastest rising dance producers in history, Marshmello has earned over two billion streams to date, sold out more than 350 consecutive shows worldwide, and is currently ranked seventh in the world on Spotify. His first major release was an official remix of Jack U and Justin Bieber’s global hit “Where Are U Now’. He has since released collaborations with Selena Gomez, Khalid, Migos, Anne-Marie, Logic, James Arthur, and Juicy J.
The masked producer’s 2016 debut album, Joytime, landed him in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums, with his track “Alone” propelling his monumental success with over 154 million Spotify plays and over 1 billion YouTube video views, making it certified Platinum in only one year. Currently, his YouTube channel has over 2.5 billion channel views and more than 15 million subscribers. Last month, Marshmello announced his next album, Joytime II.
“It was important for us to find a home where our vision and goals for the project could be supported,” said Moe Shalizi, Marshmello’s manager. “And we felt that the team at Kobalt understood this. We are very excited to be a part of the Kobalt family.”