Lady Gaga Producer Behind #1 Album “Chromatica” and Chart-Topping Hit “Rain On Me”
DECEMBER 18, 2020 - Kobalt today announced that super producer and songwriter, BURNS, has been signed to a global neighbouring rights deal. BURNS joins Kobalt for a neighbouring rights deal that offers the producer a full range of global administration and royalty maximization services.
The Stafford, UK-born and raised, and Los Angeles-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ has quietly become an influential force in pop. In the past year, Matthew Burns, more commonly known as BURNS, has arguably had his greatest year to date as a musician, working closely with Lady Gaga on her #1 album “Chromatica” that has topped charts globally, alongside the hit single "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande. Both have been nominated for a Grammy at the upcoming awards show.
In addition to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, BURNS’ production work encompasses songs with A$AP Rocky, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ellie Goulding, French Montana, Elton John, Jaden, Maluma & BLACKPINK, and more.
“BURNS is an incredibly gifted producer, songwriter, and musician who floats effortlessly across many genres and his resume speaks for itself,” said Kobalt Neighbouring Rights CEO, Ann Tausis. “When you have the big hits that BURNS does as a producer, it’s incredibly important to have neighbouring rights support from an agent who understands all the intricacies and nuances of collecting performance royalties around the world. Neighbouring rights have rapidly grown to be a very important revenue stream for musicians and producers alike and we’re extremely proud to be working with BURNS to efficiently collect his royalties.”
"Neighbouring Rights is an increasingly important area of the business. It's a pleasure to be working with the incredible team at Kobalt, and we look forward to a great deal of success with them,” said Milo Mitchum, BURNS co-manager and Three Six Zero partner.
BURNS continued, “I'm excited to partner with Kobalt, and look forward to working with the support of such a great team!”
Kobalt Neighbouring Rights is the largest neighbouring rights agent in the world, representing over 2,000 performers. Through efficient and diligent direct registration and collection around the globe, Kobalt ensures accurate and speedy royalty payments to clients. This, combined with real time royalty updates, transparent reporting, and personal service makes Kobalt an unrivalled partner for neighbouring rights collection. Other chart-topping hitmakers that have entrusted Kobalt to administer their neighbouring rights income around the world include A$AP Rocky, The Chainsmokers, Lewis Capaldi, Kygo, Lil Wayne, Sia, Young Thug, and more.
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