Kobalt Signs Tash Sultana To Worldwide Publishing Agreement
NEW YORK AND SYDNEY - DECEMBER 5, 2017 – Kobalt, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, has announced that it has signed breakthrough artist, Tash Sultana. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration for all of Tash Sultana’s past and future songs including global synch and creative support services.
Regan Lethbridge of Lemon Tree Music, said of the deal, “We are thrilled to work with Kobalt on a global level, while staying true to Tash's core values, strong independent beliefs and owning her music. It feels like the right home and we are excited to see where we can take Tash's incredible songs in 2018 and beyond with such a well respected team around the world.”
Simon Moor, Managing Director of Kobalt Music, Australia, said of the deal, “Speaking with Tash early on, it became clear that Tash represented the new paradigm of artist and songwriter, where ownership, creative control, and transparency are paramount. At Kobalt, these are the pillars of the company, and we are honoured to be working with Tash and her management team, Regan Lethbridge, Jaddan Comerford, David Toethuis and David Morgan, providing global administration, synch and creative services.”
A self-taught artist and native of Melbourne, Australia, Tash Sultana is a young, compelling artist who has sold out theatre shows all over the world with no promo months in advance, including her tour of the US and Canada last fall. Her homemade videos have earned tens of millions of views. Sultana’s mastery of over 20 instruments has propelled her hit singles “Jungle” and “Notion” into radio rotation and onto major festival and venue stages around North America, UK and Europe.
In addition, Tash's recent accolades include over 100 million streams worldwide off her debut EP, a top 10 ARIA chart, topping the iTunes chart in multiple countries with the Notion EP, “Jungle” landing at #3 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown and going platinum, a feature in FIFA ‘18, winning the Unearthed J Award, four ARIA awards and an APRA award nomination.
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, Zayn Malik, Bob Marley, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at www.kobaltmusic.com