Kobalt Promotes Kenny McGoff To Head UK Creative Team

AUGUST 2, 2023 Kobalt today promoted Kenny McGoff to Head Of Creative UK. In his role, McGoff will oversee Kobalt’s creative team in the United Kingdom and will be based in London. McGoff was previously Head of A&R, UK, where he has signed Venbee, Lizzie McAlpine, Gerry Cinnamon, Bakar, Gabriels, JOESEF, Sophie and the Giants, among others.

Kobalt President and COO Jeannette Perez said, “Kenny’s dynamic spirit and passion for music is infectious.  He has been integral in continuing to build Kobalt as a preeminent destination for songwriters and his leadership has undoubtedly furthered our creative success. His promotion is well deserved, and I am excited to see him take on this new role and lead our UK creative team.”

Kobalt Head Global Creative Alison Donald said of the promotion, “Kenny is an exceptional A&R person, fantastic executive, and leader. His integrity, empathy, and humor are legendary. His love of writers and artists is unbound. I'm excited he has accepted this role and have no doubt that he will take the team to even greater heights.” 

Said McGoff, “I’m very grateful to have been given this opportunity to lead the UK Creative team here at Kobalt. Since joining Kobalt, working for Alison has been a privilege, and I would like to thank her for bringing me into the company and now giving me this opportunity. I would also like to thank Jeannette and Laurent for all their support and leadership throughout my time here. I look forward to the future alongside them and the Kobalt family.”

McGoff first became a publisher working at EMI, followed by Sony, Ultra, then Songs. Throughout the years, he has signed and worked with, among others, Calvin Harris, Paul Epworth, Kasabian, Eric Prydz, Bloc Party, and Arctic Monkeys.