Kobalt today announced an exclusive worldwide agreement with Australian singer and songwriter, Dean Lewis. The deal sees Kobalt providing publishing, creative and synch services for Dean’s future works and builds on the already existing relationship around the catalogue.
Simon Moor commented on the deal, "Having worked with Dean from the start, it is with great pride that we build on our early partnership and look to the future and continued global success. Dean's talent and hard work have always been inspiring and I would like to thank Dean along with his Manager, Jim Sabey for their continued trust and faith in Kobalt Music."
Lewis’s debut album, A Place We Knew included hit singles, 'Be Alright’, ‘Waves’, ‘Stay Awake’ and ‘7 Minutes’. The album was Triple J’s feature album and debuted #1 in Australia, #18 on the Billboard Top 200 in the USA, as well as Top 5 Billboard Pop Album and #1 iTunes Singer and Songwriter Album Charts. The album has been accredited with Platinum sales in the following territories; Switzerland, Norway, Malaysia and the Philippines. Gold in Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore & Finland. His single 'Be Alright’ is now 8 x Platinum in Australia, 2 x Platinum in the US, Platinum+ in 17 other countries. It spent 5 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles charts and 8 weeks at #1 on the TMN Hottest 100 Radio Chart. ‘Waves’ is 6 x times Platinum in Australia and Gold in US and ‘7 Minutes’ is 2 x Platinum in Australia. Dean has played over 200 shows over the last 12 months along with mainstage festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Reeperbahn and Splendour in the Grass, AFL Grand Final & the Australian Open Tennis. Most recently, in October, Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis released a new track ‘Used To Love’, which is receiving prominent streaming playlists globally.
Dean Lewis added, “Kobalt has been such a massive supporter of mine since the very start! From the early syncs on ‘Waves', the team has been so instrumental in helping get my music out to the world. I’m so excited to be able to continue working with Laurent and Simon for the next album and the future!"
Dean Lewis was also a big winner at the recent 2019 ARIA Awards, taking home the prestigious ARIA Awards for Album of the Year and Best Male Artist for his debut album A Place We Knew. Dean Lewis is currently on tour - to find out more about his tour dates and locations, visit his website.