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  1. Ann Tausis Joins Kobalt

    May 23, 2013 5:22 PM EDT On June 1, former Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) director Ann Tausis will join Kobalt Neighbouring Rights Limited (KNRL) as managing director. KNRL focuses on neighboring rights within the industry, offering services to clients through ...

  2. Kobalt’s Willard Ahdritz on Unlocking Revenues With Tech, Transparency, Bridge-Building

    January 29, 2013 1:30 PM EST Above : Kobalt Music Group CEO and founder Willard Ahdritz (left) being interviewd by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at Midem. Advances in tech, transparency and bridge-building will unlock serious hidden revenues in the years ahead, Koba ...

  3. Martin Mills Receives Billboard’s Industry Icon Award

    January 27, 2013 9:07 AM EST Above (from left): Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, Beggars Group founder and Billboard Industry Icon Award winner Martin Mills, Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk and Midem director Bruno Crolot. (Photo: MIDEM/D'Halloy/Image & Co) Martin M ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Reach, Downtown, House of Hassle, BMG Chrysalis, Patrick Joseph, Windish, More

    December 21, 2012 9:33 AM EST Reach Music Links With Zac Brown, Band, Southern Ground Reach Music Publishing has signed a worldwide publishing-administration agreement with Zac Brown, founder of the Zac Brown Band. In addition, Reach Music will administer publishing for artist ...

  5. Publishers Quarterly: Sony/ATV Denies Kobalt An Upset

    November 19, 2012 12:52 PM EST The third-quarter Publisher Airplay chart produced the most dramatic changes in the rankings since Billboard began its quarterly tracking of chart share for the top 100 songs in 2006. For the quarter, Sony/ATV Music Publishing was by far the to ...

  6. Seymour Stein Honored With Billboard's Icon Award @MIDEM

    January 29, 2012 7:00 PM EST From left: Billboard Associate Publisher (and former Sire recording artist) Tommy Page, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, MIDEM director Bruno Crolot (Photo: MIDEM) CANNES -- Billboard honored Sire Rec ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Willard Ahdritz

    January 26, 2012 10:07 PM EST No. 88 Willard Ahdritz Founder/CEO Kobalt Music Group Twitter: @KobaltMusic Change Agent... Willard Ahdritz and the company he founded in 2000 have been at the vanguard of a movement toward greater royalty accounting transparency in the music publ ...

  8. Billboard Women In Music 2011: List of Nominees

    December 02, 2011 1:30 PM EST At Billboard's Woman of the Year Ceremony in New York on Friday, Taylor Swift was honored as Woman of the Year, Nicki Minaj as Rising Star, and the list of executives honored was again topped by by Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Julie Gr ...

  9. Icehouse's Iva Davies Signs Global Admin Deal, Catches Up To Future

    February 28, 2011 3:08 PM EST Doing the Global Admin Dance: At the signing (left to right) are Simon Moor, Managing Director of Kobalt Music Australia; and Icehouse's Iva Davies. Kobalt Music Group has landed a coup with the signing of celebrated Icehouse frontman Iva Dav ...

  10. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt, Harry Fox, Cooking Vinyl, Imagem, Fig, Eastbeach, BMG, Notable, Jimmy Webb, Primary Wave

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Grows Its Business In a move to expand its business platform beyond music publishing, the Kobalt Music Group has added new capabilities, including the administration and marketing of master recordings, synch rights and neighboring rights, a ...

  11. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  12. @MIDEM: New PRS Euro Licensing Scheme; Kobalt Unveils Portal 3 Digital

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- With the major music companies about a year into their respective pan-European licensing initiative, PRS for Music has launched the Independent Music Publishers' European Licensing (IMPEL) initiative. IMPEL will directly license Anglo-Amer ...

  13. Publishing Briefs: Kobalt, Peermusic, Fintage House

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Kobalt Music Group has picked up exclusive worldwide administration for 27 Busta Rhymes songs, beginning with all the songs the artist had a hand in writing on his current album, "Back On My B.S." In July 2010, Kobalt will take over w ...

  14. PIAS Launches Synch Service

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PIAS Entertainment Group has launched a dedicated synchronization service, PIAS Synch & Brand, which will position its label and artist repertoire to brand and media platform partners. The new service is a division of the Brussels-based compan ...

  15. Business Briefs: IODA, Kelly Clarkson

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Independent digital distributor IODA has announced worldwide distribution agreements with five new dance/electronic music labels and three new boutique retailers. New labels include AEI Media Ltd, Easy Street, MN2S, Naked Music, and Soulheaven. ...

  16. National Geographic Launches Label

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST National Geographic Society has launched a record label, Nat Geo Music, through its music division of the same name. The label will record, release and promote modern music from around the globe from a variety of artists and genres. It will be hea ...

  17. National Geographic Links With Kobalt

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nat Geo Music, the music division of National Geographic Entertainment has signed with the Kobalt Music Group to globally represent and provide full-service publishing administration for Nat Geo’s library of more than 16,000 original music clues. ...

  18. Getty Images Rolls Out Online Music Licensing Service

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images, a leading distributor/clearing house of film footage, stock photo images and other digital media, is launching Premium Playlist, a one-stop online service for film makers, advertising agencies and others looking to license music. Pre ...

  19. Kobalt Recruits BMI's Robinson

    July 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BMI veteran Nick Robinson has joined Kobalt Music Group as senior VP business development. Robinson takes up his new position at the independent music publisher's London headquarters after a six-year stint with BMI, the U.S. performing right ...

  20. Getty Links With Kobalt For Admin Pact

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images has tapped Kobalt Music Group for administration services of its music catalog. Getty's Pump Audio division licenses the music of independent artists for commercial uses in TV, films, games and the Internet, among other areas. Ko ...

  21. Elderton Elected MPA Chair

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An animated debate on the future of music publishing formed the backdrop for this year's annual general meeting of the U.K.'s Music Publishers Association. The meeting, held Tuesday in central London, kicked off with elections for positi ...

  22. Kobalt On Fire With In Flames Deal

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has reached an exclusive agreement to administer the works of influential Swedish metal band In Flames, and its publishing company. The worldwide pact with the Gothenburg group's services company, Whoracle Publishing, cover ...

  23. Bortnick Joins Kobalt

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has appointed Bob Bortnick to the position of senior VP of creative. Bortnick, based in New York, will be involved with writer relations, catalog acquisitions, creative services and writer/artist development. He will report to S ...

  24. Wasserman Joins Kobalt

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has appointed Merril Wasserman senior VP, business development. Wasserman was previously with Sony/ATV Music Publishing for 12 years, most recently serving as VP international acquisitions and affiliate relations. Before Sony/AT ...

  25. EverGreen Acquires Full Force Rights

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EverGreen Copyrights has acquired rights in the back catalog of the songwriting team known as Full Force. Full Force -- Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Baby Gerry, Shy Shy, and Curt-t-t) -- penned many top 1980s and 1990s pop and R&B song ...

  26. Kobalt Signs Admin Deal For Rhett Lawrence

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has inked an exclusive worldwide deal to administer the copyrights of pop producer and writer Rhett Lawrence. Kobalt Music Group has inked an exclusive worldwide deal to administer the copyrights of pop producer and writer Rhett ...

  27. Kobalt Signs Admin Deal For Rhett Lawrence

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Worldwide agreement includes catalog, futures. Kobalt Music Group has inked an exclusive worldwide deal to administer the copyrights of pop producer and writer Rhett Lawrence. The agreement, unveiled today (June 26) by the London-based music publi ...

  28. Kobalt Beefs Up L.A. Team With Recruit Groff

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music Group has recruited EMI publishing executive Benjamin Groff to a new senior post at the firm's expanding L.A. office. The incoming Kobalt executive's signings, song pitches or collaborati Kobalt Music Group has recruited EMI ...

  29. Kobalt Beefs Up L.A. Team With Recruit Groff

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music Group has recruited EMI publishing executive Benjamin Groff to a new senior post at the firm's expanding L.A. office. Kobalt Music Group has recruited EMI publishing executive Benjamin Groff to a new senior post at the firm' ...