Kobalt Signs Lewis Capaldi to International Neighbouring Rights Deal

Chart-Topping, Grammy-Nominated Artist Finds Someone To Love With New Deal

January 28, 2020 - Kobalt today announced that Lewis Capaldi has been signed to an international neighbouring rights deal. Previously represented by PPL for international collections, Capaldi joins Kobalt for a neighbouring rights deal that offers him a full range of global administration and royalty maximization services.

Ann Tausis, CEO, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights commented on the deal, “Lewis's ascent to the top has been breathtaking. His emotive songs and charming social media presence have formed a bond with his fans like no other. To be walking into 2020 with a number one single and debut album, a Grammy nomination, four Brit nominations and the fourth-highest played record on European radio in 2019 is testament to the hard work that Lewis, Ryan and the whole team have put in over the last 18 months.”

Lewis Capaldi’s ascendance in both the charts and recognition came with his #1 hit single, “Someone You Loved.” Beginning its time on the UK charts, with seven weeks in the number one position, the song grew in popularity all over Europe and Australia before reaching America. There it rose to the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 as well. In May 2019, Capaldi released his Grammy-nominated, debut album “Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent”, becoming the fastest-selling debut album from any artist for over 6 years. Breaking additional records with a 6 run back-to-back, sold-out headline world tour in less than 18 months, many dates before his album debuted. Capaldi ended the year with the fourth-highest played record on European radio in 2019, and starts this new one with a Grammy nomination and four Brit nominations.

Ryan Walter, Capaldi’s manager added, “As an incredibly important area of the modern business, It’s an absolute honour to partner with the incredible team over at Kobalt for Neighbouring Rights who Lewis & I have wanted to work with for some time! Their reach, enthusiasm and understanding of the evolving musical landscape makes Kobalt the perfect home for us & we’re incredibly excited to be working alongside them.”

Kobalt Neighbouring Rights is the largest neighbouring rights agent in the world, representing over 2,000 performers. Our efficient and diligent direct registration and collection around the globe ensures accurate and speedy royalty payments to our clients. This, combined with real time royalty updates on our portal, transparent reporting and personal service makes us an unrivalled partner for your neighbouring rights collection. Other chart-topping hitmakers that have entrusted Kobalt to administer their neighbouring rights income around the world include A$AP Rocky, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Kygo, Lil Wayne, Sia, Young Thug and more.

Lewis Capaldi is currently on tour, to learn more about his show dates and locations, visit his website.

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