JULY 25, 2022 – Kobalt today announced the promotion of Jamie Kinelski to Senior Vice President & Head of West Coast Creative. Kinelski will oversee the Los Angeles creative team in this newly formed role. Since joining Kobalt as Creative Director in 2014, Kinelski has developed an expansive roster with Kali Uchis, Father John Misty, Moses Sumney, Rogét Chahayed, Pop Wansel, Cuco, Dijon and Saya Gray. She’s also helped ink key partnerships between Kobalt and Heavy Duty Publishing & 88Rising.
“Jamie is a rare creative who is ahead of the curve in identifying talent and also has the innate ability to work closely with the world’s greatest songwriters, earn their respect and help them fulfill their potential,” said Kobalt Chief Creative Officer Sas Metcalfe. “Her promotion is a testament to her success and contributions to the careers of the songwriters on Kobalt’s roster. I am excited to see what she achieves in this expanded leadership role.”
Added Kinelski, “I’m so grateful for the opportunity I’ve had growing up as a publisher at Kobalt, the most dynamic and forward-thinking publishing company where the creator always comes first. I’m excited to continue working closely with Sas, the creative team, and our incredibly talented roster of songwriters and artists who inspire me daily through their music.”
Before joining Kobalt in 2014, Jamie served as Director of Creative Services, Pop/Rock at ASCAP, where she signed such artists as Big Sean and HAIM.