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Kobalt raises $60m in funding round led by Google Ventures

Transparency is a big deal for Kobalt: a key part of the music publishing firm’s pitch to songwriters is its promise to not just track and collect more digital royalties for them, but to ensure they get faster, clearer...
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MMF backs Bono but is ‘disappointed’ at Taylor Swift

Daniel Ek wasn’t the only person issuing a public statement about the Taylor Swift affair. The Music Managers Forum came out with its own views yesterday in a “statement on recent streaming events”, and it backed Spotify...
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Kobalt songwriters’ Spotify royalties overtake iTunes in Europe

Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having announced that in...
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Kobalt songwriters’ Spotify royalties overtake iTunes in Europe

Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having announced that...
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MCN We Are The Hits signs Kobalt and Metrolyrics deals

Music publishers and multi-channel networks (MCNs) have had an interesting relationship over the last couple of years, with publishers often complaining about MCNs’ lack of licensing deals for songs covered by their...
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Kobalt scores another hit with Pet Shop Boys album

Publisher Kobalt's Label Services division is certainly making a name for itself as a home for artists of a certain vintage hoping to reach a global fanbase with new music.
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Prince inks deal with Kobalt Music Group

As more artists look beyond traditional labels to get their music into the hands of fans, new players are emerging in the 'music services' space to help them. One of those, Kobalt, is making waves today with its deal with...
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Kobalt launches portal to track YouTube UGC royalties

Kobalt is the latest company hoping to show songwriters that user-generated videos on YouTube featuring their music can be a significant revenue stream.
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Kobalt celebrates chart-topping success for Nick Cave

Kobalt Label Services is trumpeting the success of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' new album 'Push The Sky Away', which has topped the charts in six countries and gone top three in others including the UK.
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Kobalt reveals plans to invest $100m in music royalties

Kobalt Music Group subsidiary Kobalt Capital has announced plans to invest $100m in music royalties over the next year.
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Kobalt buys AWAL and poaches MSP’s Paul Hitchman

Yesterday we reported on Paul Hitchman's decision to step back from the CEO role at music service provider MSP.
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Kobalt buys AWAL and poaches MSP’s Paul Hitchman

Yesterday we reported on Paul Hitchman's decision to step back from the CEO role at music service provider MSP.