Kobalt Label Services

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Kobalt Music Recordings
Founded2012; 7 years ago (2012)
Area served
ServicesDistribution, campaign management, marketing, accounting, data analytics, direct to fan commerce, digital archiving
ParentKobalt Music Group

Kobalt Music Recordings is a part of the Kobalt Music Group.[1] KLS provides record label services to artists, receiving a share of revenues, while allowing artists to retain ownership of their master recordings.[2] The company was founded in 2012 when Kobalt acquired digital distributor AWAL.[3] Their roster includes artists such as Chip, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds,[4] Prince,[5] New Kids on the Block,[6] Pet Shop Boys,[7] Maya Jane Coles,[8] and Travis.[9]




  1. ^ "Kobalt Kick Starts new Label Services Division". Balderton.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Kobalt Label Services - Global Strategy for Artists and Labels". Air.org.au. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Kobalt Expands Into Label Services With Major Acquisition". Musicrow.com. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ andy_gensler (22 January 2013). "Exclusive: Kobalt Launches Label Services Division, Preps New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Release". Billboard. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Prince partners with Kobalt Label Services - News - Music Week". Musicweek.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  6. ^ "NKOTB Releases". Nkotb.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Pet Shop Boys leave Parlophone". Bbc.co.uk. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Maya Jane Coles To Release Debut Album Through Kobalt Label Services". Beatsmedia.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Kobalt Label Services signs Travis album deal - News - Music Week". Musicweek.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Two months after Warner sale, Chrysalis signs with Kobalt Label Services". Music Business Worldwide. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Deadmau5 quits Universal for Kobalt | Complete Music Update". Completemusicupdate.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.

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