Keith Urban is joining forces with two key members of Nashville's creative community and Kobalt music services to launch a new publishing company, Billboard has learned.
The venture, Boom, unites Urban with songwriter-producer Ross Copperman (Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley) and Universal Music Group Nashville (UMG) vp A&R Joe Fisher. Kobalt will fund and administer the company, providing creative support.
"We're honored to be partnering with our friends at Kobalt," Urban, Fisher and Copperman said in a joint statement. "They're leaders in the industry with a dedicated focus on technology that makes them one of the best administrative companies in the world. Their creative team is extraordinary, and we're looking forward to only great things in the future."