Kobalt Music Publishing Signs Robert Glasper, Chuck Harmony
September 10, 2015 at 12:25 PM (PT)
KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING has signed worldwide administration agreements with two of jazz and R&B’s most prominent and talented artists respectively, ROBERT GLASPER and CHARLES T. HARMON (CHUCK HARMONY) to administer and provide publishing and sync licensing services for both artists worldwide.
GLASPER’s worldwide publishing agreement covers all previous works and includes his most recent live album release, "Covered." HARMONY's agreement covers all works, including his latest project, "Masterpiece Theater – Act 1" EP, the first in a series of LOUIS YORK collaborative projects with his creative partner, CLAUDE KELLY.
Two-time GRAMMY winner GLASPER is a respected R&B and jazz musician known for his exceptional skills as a pianist, He earned a Best R&B Album nod for 2013's "Black Radio" and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jesus Children” with LALAH HATHAWAY and MALCOLM JAMAL WARNER earler this year.
HARMONY is a seasoned musician and producer who has worked with CELINE DION, MARY J. BLIGE, JENNIFER HUDSON, JANET JACKSON, JUOHN LEGEND, RIHANNA and NE-YO. Individually and as duo, HARMONY and CLAUDE KELLY have created smash hit singles for BRUNO MARS, MILEY CYRUS, KELLY CLARKSON, RIHANNA, BRITNEY SPEARS and CHRISTINA AGUILERA, among others, their songs having sold more than 25 million copies to date.
KOBALT President Of Global Creative SAS METCALFE commented on the signings: “Both ROBERT GLASPER and CHUCK HARMONY are brilliant musicians and producers; whether they are working on jazz, R&B, hip-hop or merged sounds, they bring veteran-level skill and creativity to KOBALT. We are honored to have them.”
Added SVP Creative AL 'BUTTER' McLEAN: “These are two genius songwriters who are leading the music revolution of tomorrow. We are excited to add these two visionaries to our prolific KOBALT roster.”
Said GLASPER: "I am thrilled to join the KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING family. I have much respect for their team and their passion for music. As an ever-developing musician, composer and producer, I am interested in working with people who are engaged, who are visionary and who can support their artists in achieving their goals. KOBALT has given that to me, and I look forward to my future with them."
Concluded HARMONY: "I'm so super-duper excited about the new chapter in my musical journey, and now I have found my partner. We’re about to make a profound impact on the musical landscape of pop culture together, and we look forward to sharing those musical efforts with the world."