Independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group has signed a worldwide deal to administer Kid Rock's songs on his most recent album "Rock N Roll Jesus" (Top Dog/Atlantic).

Kid Rock wrote or co-wrote 11 of 12 songs on the album, which has scanned 2.03 million units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has topped charts around the world, according to a press release on the deal.

Executives involved in the deal include Kobalt founder/CEO Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt's Michael Petersen and Bob Bortnick, Vector Management's Ken Levitan, and Kid Rock legal representative Ken Krauss. Warner/Chappell still does worldwide administration for the rest of the Kid Rock catalog.

Kid Rock is currently touring through the United States and Europe through the end of 2008.

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