Willard Ahdritz Speaks at Collision: Kobalt’s Plan to Regrow the Music Industry

Willard sat with The Economist’s Gady Epstein to discuss why the music industry has significantly declined in market size, and how technology has led a massive positive evolution and revival for artists, music companies, and DSPs, alike.

Creative Growth, Mentorship, and Simplicity with David Margolis and Lucas Keller

We recently got the chance to speak with David M. and Lucas to explore exactly how they’ve worked with Kobalt to establish this creative ethos, and why it’s so important to help creators develop through data and mentorship.

Synch Spotlight: Week of April 28th

Welcome back to another Synch Spotlight: the digest where we keep you up-to-date on some of the latest and greatest placements made by our very own Kobalt Synch Team!

Synch Spotlight: Week of May 12th

Welcome back to another Synch Spotlight: the digest where we keep you up-to-date on some of the latest and greatest placements made by our very own Kobalt Synch Team!

Kobalt at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards take place on Sunday, May 21st, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on ABC. Quite a few Kobalt clients are in the running for awards this year, and we wanted to be the first to congratulate them on their nomination! See the full list below:

The Power of Playlists for Independent Artists

Today’s definition of “breaking” in music, is different than it was twenty, or even five years ago for that matter. To break and establish a career in today’s music industry, artists need to understand the importance of playlists.

A Conversation with Music Managers on the Importance of Streaming Data & Insights

Music Managers Forum kicked off a huge assembly featuring discussions led by some of our own Kobalt family for the purposes of helping music managers to demystify streaming data, and better understand success drivers to help creators take action with unique data insights.

2017 Ivor Novello Inspiration Award Goes to Gary Numan

The 2017 recipient of the Ivor Inspiration Award, went to our very own Gary Numan. We are humbled to work with such an array of musical talent, and especially proud when our creators get the recognition they deserve, outside the Kobalt community.

Life at Kobalt: Talking with Jeannette Perez about the Lookup Factor

We talked to our own Jeannette Perez, President, Global Synch and Brand Partnerships, about the importance of synch, and how Kobalt’s synch team is able to give visual media “the lookup factor.”

Talking Music, Data, and the AWAL App with Oskar Ekman, YEAR0001

The AWAL App was launched about a month ago, providing members unique insights to their streaming data. One of the App’s most engaged users includes Oskar Ekman, co-founder and artist manager at the independent record label YEAR0001.

Introducing AWAL's New App

Today we’re excited to share that Kobalt’s streaming label, AWAL, has launched its very own app. The AWAL App is more than just an app. It's a partner, built to help independent artists find the most important things they need to know. 

Pandora Premium: What It Means for Listeners and Artists

The beta release of Pandora Premium has us thinking about the way streaming has brought different demographics and listener bases together under one service. Pandora’s new streaming service offers listeners a unique platform to discover music while staying true to their radio DNA.

Synch Spotlight: Week of March 17th

Welcome back to another Synch Spotlight: the digest where we keep you up-to-date on some of the latest and greatest placements made by our very own Kobalt Synch Team!

Alt Power 100 Music List Features Kobalt Product Manager Helen Barrass

International Women’s Day was on March 8th, which lined up perfectly with the announcement of The Alternative Power 100 Music List. The list was compiled by a humble community of powerful, active, and professional female executives in the music industry, otherwise known as shesaid.so.

Synch Spotlight: Week of March 31st

Welcome back to another Synch Spotlight: the digest where we keep you up-to-date on some of the latest and greatest placements made by our very own Kobalt Synch Team!

Synch Spotlight: Week of April 14th

Welcome back to another Synch Spotlight: the digest where we keep you up-to-date on some of the latest and greatest placements made by our very own Kobalt Synch Team!

Music Week Names Kobalt 2017 Publisher of the Year

The winners of the Annual 2017 Music Week Awards were announced yesterday, and we're honored to announce that Kobalt Music Publishing was awarded with this year's Publisher of the Year Award! 

Pasek & Paul’s “City of Stars” Wins Best Original Song at 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards were filled with tons of big wins — one particularly close to us being Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Best Original Song triumph for their La La Land hit, “City of Stars.”