Kobalt Signs Multi-Grammy Nominated Producer & Songwriter OZ To Global Publishing Deal
JUNE 14, 2023 – Kobalt today announced that it has signed multi-Grammy nominated record producer and songwriter from Switzerland, OZ, to a worldwide publishing agreement, including global synch and creative services.
Ozan Yildirim, also known as OZ, is notoriously known for creating sounds of the future, collaborating on multiple number-one hits, including Drake’s “Toosie Slide,” Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” and “Highest in the Room'' and Future’s “Life Is Good.” In 2022, he was awarded with SOCAN’s International Achievement Award and ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul Award for production on Drake’s “Girls Want Girls.” The same year, he was featured on XXL’s Best Hip Hop Producers List.
Jamie Kinelski, SVP, Head of West Coast Creative, said, "Having produced for some of the biggest artists in the world with multiple #1's under his belt, OZ is undeniably one of the most talented producers at the forefront of music today. Kobalt is committed to providing him with the resources, support, and creative freedom he needs to continue pushing the boundaries of his craft. We are honored to be working with him and his exceptional team."
Although he has Turkish roots, OZ reigns from a small village in Switzerland and recalls spending “all of (his) time, Monday to Friday, just making beats” at the beginning of his music career. He has produced for countless household names, such as Drake, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, and Trippie Redd. Some of OZ’s most notable works include Drake’s Views (“U With Me?”), Logic’s Bobby Tarantino II (“Contra”), Nav’s Reckless (“Champion”), DJ Khaled’s Khaled Khaled (“Greece feat. Drake”), and Drake’s Certified Lover Boy (“Girls Want Girls').
OZ commented on the deal: "I chose Kobalt because I feel they truly recognize talent for its worth. The Kobalt team has consistently shown their commitment in taking my creative process to the next level as well as connecting me to some of my favorite collaborators."