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The Kobalt Story

Founded in 2000 by Swedish entrepreneur Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt took a bet on digital music and won.  The startup built a platform to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and transparency across the billions of micro-payments collected in today’s highly complex digital world. As traditional music companies fought technology and contracted, Kobalt embraced it and grew, building a global digital music infrastructure and world-class creative team purposely designed to usher in the streaming era and a more fair, rewarding music business for creators.

Now in operation for over 20 years, Kobalt has become a destination for songwriters, artists, publishers, and rights holders. With its unique one global roster, one territory approach, the company represents some of the most iconic and exciting songwriters in the world, including Roddy Ricch, Max Martin, FINNEAS, Karol G, Andrew Watt, Stevie Nicks, Phoebe Bridgers, The Lumineers, Gunna, Justin Quiles, The Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, and many more. Today, the company, on average, represents over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the US and the UK.

The company’s mission as a positive transformative force for the benefit of all creators remains. As the music industry hurdles forward, Kobalt continues as a steadfast change agent to ensure creators and rightsholders are paid fairly. Its latest innovation, AMRA, the only global digital society, continues to remove the frictions and spillage in the last mile of paying songwriters and rights holders. Through AMRA and Kobalt’s award-winning publishing business, the company will continue to build as a premier destination for creators and won’t stop until all the friction in the collecting world is removed.

Meet Our Executives

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Willard Ahdritz

Founder & Chairman

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Laurent Hubert

CEO

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Jeannette Perez

President & COO

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Catrin Drabble

CFO

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Dylan Berthier

Chief People and Culture Officer

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Alison Donald

Head of Global Creative

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Jamie Kinelski

Head of Creative, West Coast

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Bob Bruderman

EVP, Global Digital Partnerships

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Nuno Guerreiro

CTO

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Nestor Casonu

President, Latin America

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Stephane Berlow

Managing Director, France

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Johan Ekelund

Co-founder and Managing Director Scandinavia

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Simon Moor

Managing Director, APAC

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Jon Trumbull

Global Head of Client Services & Administration

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Rob Christensen

EVP, Head of Global Synch

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Frederica Wong

Director, Asia

“It’s our responsibility to build a future where all songwriters, artists and creators get paid fairly and trust the music industry.”
Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt Founder & Chairman

Around the world

US

Los Angeles
926 N Sycamore Ave
Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90038
P +1 (310) 967 3087

Miami
2100 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Ste 1230
Coral Gables, FL 33134
P +1 (305) 456 1624

Nashville
907 Gleaves St
Suite 101
Nashville, TN 37203
P +1 (615) 321 8585

New York
2 Gansevoort St
6th Floor
New York, NY 10014
P +1 (212) 247 6204

Europe

Berlin
Oberwallstraße 32
10117 Berlin, Germany 

Paris
45 Rue La Fayette
Paris, 75009

Stockholm
Upplandsgatan 16
113 60, Stockholm, Sweden

UK

London
5th Floor, Goldings House,
Hays Galleria, 2 Hays Lane,
London, SE1 2HB

Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong
22-26 Austin Ave
Unit 1502, 15th Floor, Austin Tower
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
P +852 3168 6813

Sydney
24-30 Springfield Ave
Suite 203
Potts Point, NSW 2011
P +61(0)2 8302 1800

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