London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments.

London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has made three appointments.

Michelle Manghise joins Kobalt as executive director of global administration, based in New York. She was most recently with EMI as head of copyright administration for the United Kingdom and Europe; before that, she was director of copyright, film and TV at the major's New York office. Reporting to Kobalt CEO Willard Ahdritz, Manghise will manage administrative efforts in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Gemma Dempsey, Kobalt's head of film, TV and synchronization since July 2003, has been upped to head of media synchronization. In her new role, Dempsey will locate opportunities for the company's copyrights in film, TV, advertising, ringtones and online marketing campaigns. Based in London, she reports to managing director Bruce Lampcov.

In addition, A&R manager Sam Winwood is promoted to A&R/creative manager. Reporting to Ahdritz and director of A&R Sas Metcalfe, Winwood will oversee domestic A&R and will coordinate the company's international A&R structure. He is the son of Muff Winwood, the recently retired A&R veteran.

Kobalt, launched about three years ago, manages 60,000 copyrights, including the catalogs of Sanctuary Music, Air-Edel, B-Unique, Badly Drawn Boy and Ignition Music.