Marshmello Signs Global Publishing Deal With Kobalt
DJ/producer Marshmello has signed a publishing deal with Kobalt that includes administration and synchronization of his future works as well as his back catalog, it was announced today (June 21).
The deal includes Marshmello’s upcoming sophomore album, Joytime II, set to release this Friday (June 22).
Marshmello, whose first major release was an official remix of Jack U and Justin Bieber’s “Where Are U Now,’” has since collaborated with Selena Gomez, Khalid, Migos and more. His 2016 debut album, Joytime, landed him in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums, with his track “Alone” creating over 154 million Spotify plays and over 1 billion YouTube views.
"Marshmello is a remarkably talented producer, artist, and collaborator. We are immensely honored to have him join the Kobalt family,” said Dominique Keegan, Kobalt senior creative director. “Marshmello and his team have proven to be a distinctly self-driven, forward-thinking operation that is well-suited for the modern music industry. We look forward to working together in our shared vision to achieve continued success.”
Amanda Samii, Kobalt senior creative director, also added: “Marshmello is so much more than an artist. His style, sound and unique perspective play an instrumental role in connecting people globally. It’s this trifecta that enhances his undeniable flair in the ever-changing music scene. It’s refreshing to work with an incredible artist and team who understand the value of technology and how it can serve you.”
Marshmello has amassed more than 15 million subscribers on YouTube, has sold out more than 350 consecutive shows worldwide and has over two billion streams to date.
"It was important for us to find a home where our vision and goals for the project could be supported," said Moe Shalizi, Marshmello's manager. "And we felt that the team at Kobalt understood this. We are very excited to be a part of the Kobalt family."