Kobalt Named Clio Music’s 2022 Publisher Of The Year


MAY 11, 2022 - At the conclusion of the recent Clio Music Awards in Nashville last evening, Kobalt was announced as the Music Publisher of the Year at this year’s event. 

Commenting on the award, Kobalt CEO Laurent Hubert said, “What a prestigious honor to be recognized as the best publisher in music marketing and the use of music in advertising. This award is a tribute to all the creativity and exemplary work our teams provide our songwriters.”

Added President and COO Jeannette Perez, “Our synch team continues to reach new heights. We have always prided ourselves in our ability to deliver a first-class synch service to our songwriters.  This award is a testament to our team’s incredible relationships, diligence, and creativity. They are truly the best in the business. A big thank you to them and the Clio Music team for this recognition.”

Kobalt was represented by over 40 winning entries highlighting Kobalt songwriters, including Finneas, Jazmine Sullivan, Mxmtoon, Busta Rhymes, Kevin Morby, 88rising, Clarence Coffee Jr., and more.

Receiving the award on stage in Nashville were Kat Basolo, VP of Creative Synch, and Lisa Bergami, VP, Creative Synch.

About the Clio “Of the Year” Awards

Clio Music presents “Of the Year” awards to those scoring the most statue points. To receive points, contenders must have entered the work themselves, be listed within the credits, or own/administer sound recordings or song compositions used in winning entries submitted by other entrants.

About Clio Music

Built on Clio’s enduring reputation for recognizing the most creative and culturally relevant marketing and communications, Clio Music celebrates the visceral power of music to connect consumers and brands around the world. The program was introduced in 2014 to award the creative contributions of the marketers and communicators that propel the industry forward, inspire a competitive marketplace of ideas, and foster meaningful connections within the creative community.

About Kobalt

Kobalt is a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Across 13 global offices, the company serves over 700,000 songs, 30,000 songwriters and 500 publishers, including Roddy Ricch, Max Martin, FINNEAS, Karol G, Andrew Watt, Stevie Nicks, Phoebe Bridgers, The Lumineers, Gunna, Justin Quiles, The Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, and many more.  On average, Kobalt represents over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and the UK.

Through Kobalt’s unique services and technology platform that tracks and collects royalties for the trillions of micro-payments in digital music today, the company continues to drive innovation in music and technology. Kobalt’s latest innovation, AMRA, a global digital society, has reached all corners of the world outside of the US and includes direct digital collection for China, Brazil, and Japan, and more.

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