TUE. BRIEF: Record Store Day Crisis • Music Biz Award For Kobalt Founder • Republic, JYP Partner • More

TUESDAY 2.25.2020 • Music Business News From Across The Web Updated Continuously Under The More News Tab Above

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Kobalt Founder Willard Ahdritz Shifts From CEO To Chairman

Kobalt Music Group founder Willard Ahdritz is stepping down from his post as CEO and into a new role as Chairman. Ahdritz will be succeeded by Laurent Hubert with the. Continue reading

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AWAL Names Pete Giberga Head A&R North America

AWAL has hired Pete Giberga as Head of A&R, North America based in Kobalt’s New York office. Giberga comes to AWAL from 300 Entertainment, where he was EVP and Head. Continue reading

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Publishers Are Driving A Full Stack Music Revolution [MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan]

As the value of music publishing catalogs have multiplied, so have the ways in which forward-thinking companies like Downtown, Round Hill, Kobalt, ole/Anthem, Primary Wave and Create Group monetized those. Continue reading

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Kobalt’s AWAL Expands Artist Marketing Team With VP Hire

AWAL, Kobalt’s red hot label services and recordings company, has hired Thomas Fiss as VP of Strategic Marketing, North America. Based in Los Angeles, Fiss will oversee multichannel marketing, which. Continue reading

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BUSINESS OF INDIE: Kobalt Grows, IncInk, India’s Indie Music Label, Bitbird, IBMA and More

In this edition of the Business Of Indie, Kobalt reports major growth and losses, India's IncInk and Indie Music Label make the news, Bitbird makes some noise in EDM and. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: Kobalt Revenue Grows 25% • Mixcloud Select Expands • Instagram Music Head Departs • More

FRIDAY 3.29.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

As we sift back through a busy week in the music business, we revisit Spotify's scheme to pre-load phones with itself, Apple Music's stand as the only major streaming not. Continue reading

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Kobalt Is Now A Next Generation Major Label In The Making [Mark Mulligan]

"Kobalt has been the poster child for the changing of the guard in the music business," writes MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. But it's on a path to become much more. Continue reading

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Kobalt Is Raising Another $100 Million Funding Round

Music services and music publishing company Kobalt is raising a new round of funding that could top $100 million.  The new funding comes just a year after Kobalt closed a. Continue reading

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