Kobalt Signs Rising Artist & Songwriter, Banks

NEW YORK - September 14, 2017 – Kobalt, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, announced it has signed artist and songwriter, Jillian Rose Banks, or simply known as, Banks. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration for Banks well received catalog and future works.

Sas Metcalfe, Chief Creative Officer at Kobalt said of the deal, “Banks has released two critically acclaimed albums but still has a lot to show the world. She is a creative force to be reckoned with, and we are thrilled to be on her team and involved with everything to come.”

Banks released her debut album, Goddess, on September 5, 2014 and charted within the top 20 of several countries, including the UK, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and Sweden. In the US, the album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200. In that same year, she was nominated for the Sound of 2014 award by the BBC and an MTV Brand New Nominee in 2014. Shazam also included her on its list of "2014 Acts to Watch" and she was named to the iTunes list of "New Artists for 2014". 

Her second album, The Altar was released on September 30, 2016. It debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard 200 and at number 24 on the UK Albums Chart.

Banks commented, "I was initially drawn to Kobalt because of the deep understanding and care they have for their artists. I'm very excited to work with a company that will allow me to push myself creatively and explore all my artistic endeavors.” 


Kobalt is the world’s leading independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt’s commitment to technology, transparency, and creators’ rights has driven tremendous growth year-over-year for the company and its clients. Today, Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Neighbouring Rights, and Recordings/AWAL divisions serve over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Dr Luke, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

Kobalt’s global technology platform is uniquely able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today. Kobalt offers its clients a variety of services, including creative services, synch & brand partnerships, global licensing management, neighboring rights, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, the Kobalt and AWAL Portals and Apps, YouTube monetization, record release management, digital distribution and marketing. For more information on Kobalt, please contact: info@kobaltmusic.com, or visit us at www.kobaltmusic.com

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