On the heels of his performance at Billboard Latin Music Week, the release of new album La Ultima Promesa and the global success of singles “Jeans” and “Loco,” with the former reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, Justin Quiles has signed a global publishing deal with Kobalt.
The deal includes a range of creative, synch and administration services for both Quiles’ catalog and future releases.
“Justin is an incredibly versatile singer/songwriter with a true gift of expression through lyrics that allows him to connect with his fans,” said Nestor Casonú, president of Kobalt for Latin America. “He is not only a great songwriter but also a successful artist and we cannot wait to support him on what’s next for this rising star.”
Quiles, born in Connecticut and raised in Puerto Rico, is an anomaly in the reggaetón world because he’s both a successful recording artist — signed to Warner Music Latina — as well as a successful songwriter who has long penned hits for many artists, including J Balvin, Maluma, Yandel and Anitta.
Publishing-wise, Quiles was previously signed to indie Rich Music’s publishing division, which in turn is administered by Universal Music Publishing.
“I am excited to join the Kobalt family and their incredible team and roster,” said Quiles in a statement. “If there ever were a year for change, this is it! Looking forward to doing great things with them and to starting this new chapter.”
Quiles is slated to play a series of concert dates in Spain this fall. He is co-managed by Jorge Juarez and Adam Mehl and was represented on his publishing deal by Pierre Hachar, Jr. and Cody Pellicer of The Hachar Law Group.