Kobalt Signs Enrique Iglesias to Publishing Deal
NEW YORK AND MIAMI - FEBRUARY 12, 2018 – Kobalt Music, a global music and tech company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, has announced that it has signed Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Enrique Iglesias to a publishing deal.
“Enrique is one of the biggest global artists ever, so it is an honor that he has chosen Kobalt to support him in both creative and global admin services,” said Kobalt Music Founder & CEO, Willard Ahdritz. “He is an amazing singer, songwriter and producer with an extraordinary capacity to write in Spanish and English. The potential for his new music is massive and we’re excited to support him.”
Iglesias continues to be one of the most successful artists in modern music. Today, Iglesias has achieved over 10 billion views on YouTube/VEVO and 14 billion streams overall. He has been celebrated with just about every award an artist can receive, totaling over 200 awards. His latest hit song, “Subeme La Radio” gave him his 29th number one single on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart - securing the record for the most number ones ever on the 22-year-old list. Iglesias has sold over 170 million albums (albums and singles combined) worldwide, released ten studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multi-platinum artist in almost every country around the world.
Iglesias has headlined global tours and performed in places few artists – Latin or any other genre – have had the opportunity to perform such as all of Latin America, India, Middle East, Europe and most recently, Uzbekistan. His latest tour, SEX AND LOVE took him all over the world—from London to Argentina to Mexico to New York to Australia to Lithuania to Poland for over three years and catered over 1.5 million fans in attendance. Throughout his career, Enrique has played in front of more than 10 million fans.
“It is a privilege to work with Enrique, a great human being and extraordinary artist whom I admire,” said Kobalt President of Latin America, Nestor Casonu. “Since the start of his career, he has consistently topped charts all over the world due to his great capacity to work, engage with his fans, as well as the respect and care he gives to the creative process of his songs.”