Music Recordings

Successfully release your music without giving up ownership and control.

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Built for independent artists. Whether you’re an aspiring artist looking for distribution and support, or a stadium headliner wanting to stay independent, we’ve got all the options you need.

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For established artists, Kobalt offers the expertise and hands on support to successfully release your music around the world – while you still own and control your work.

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Awal

AWAL has the platform and tools you need to succeed on your own. Distribute, monetize, and get insight into your music across iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and many more.

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Kobalt Music Recordings

Benefit from more freedom and control

With our flexible contracts, you have more say over your work—and your future. You’re free to make the artistic decisions that are best for you.

Total ownership

You retain 100% ownership and control of your recordings.

Better accounting

With simple rates, we distribute all income received, and provide line-by-line detail.

True flexibility

Our contracts are artist friendly, with no hidden lock-in and no retention periods.

Project management

Every release has a dedicated project manager with extensive major release experience.

Personalized marketing

From retail to digital, we create powerful, personalized campaigns to drive the success of your release around the world.

Global coordination

The global coordination of each release is managed by our international teams in London, New York, and Los Angeles, with local marketing teams in key territories.

An expert team, at your service

Our global team is passionate about your music, and with deep music industry experience, provides expert help with your release every step of the way.

Global digital and physical distribution

With direct relationships with the leading music services today, we offer best-in-class digital distribution. We also make it easy to manufacture and distribute physical. We can work with you to approve licensees on a case-by-case basis, so you’re always in control.

SEE OUR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS

KOBALT PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS

USA ALLIANCE / SUPER D

UK/EIRE PROPER

JAPAN SONY MUSIC / HOSTESS / TRAFFIC

GERMANY / SWITZERLAND / AUSTRIA ROUGH TRADE / GOOD TO GO

SCANDINAVIA PLAYGROUND

GREECE FEEL GOOD

SOUTH AFRICA JUST MUSIC

SPAIN/ PORTUGAL POPSTOCK EVERLASTING

CANADA SONY MUSIC

FRANCE PIAS

LATIN AMERICA SONY MUSIC 

ASIA LOVE DA

BELGIUM/ THE NETHERLANDS V2

RUSSIA/CIS SOYUZ MUSIC

ISRAEL LGM

POLAND / CZECH REPUBLIC MYSTIC PRODUCTION

NEW ZEALAND RHYTHM METHOD

ITALY SELF/SPIN-GO

AUSTRALIA INERTIA

Spotify
Apple Music
YouTube Red
Amazon Music
Google Play
Pandora
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Powerful, transparent reporting

We show you everything. Every piece of data collected by Kobalt feeds into the Kobalt portal and app, so you have access to all your data, all the time. We’re also there to answer all your questions about royalty earnings, statements, rates, and much more.

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Proactive synch and brand deals

We work releases early to place your music in advertisements, TV shows, video games, films, and trailers. With over 50 synch and brand experts across 25 countries, our team proactively matches artists and writers with opportunities around the world.

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Logo Victoria's Secret
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Samsung Logo
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Payment

Quarterly processing and payment to collection societies and publishers.

Anti-piracy

We work with our partners to pro-actively for scanning and takedowns.

Neighbouring rights

Collecting the label share of neighbouring rights income around the world.

Metadata

Managing all metadata and label copy, chart registrations, and issuing of ISRCs and UPCs.

Global administration

Our expert team fulfills all of your licensing obligations required to release a record globally. We take care of all the administrative details, leaving you free to concentrate on what matters most—your music.

We are taking on the restrictive legacy of the traditional music business and replacing it with transparent, smart, artist-friendly solutions that help creators stay in control of their careers.

Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt Founder & CEO

Ready for a change? We'll help you find the Music Recordings service that's right for you. 

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Thank you. We'll be in touch if there's a good fit.

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We really appreciate your interest in Kobalt, but please note that we do not accept unsolicited submissions of unreleased material. Due to the high volume of submissions, we do not respond to all requests. We will endeavor to consider each one thoroughly, and contact those that we wish to pursue further.

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