Danger Mouse Signs Worldwide Administrative Deal With Kobalt Music Publishing
February 23, 2016 at 11:21 AM (PT)
KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING has signed a worldwide administrative publishing agreement with acclaimed producer DANGER MOUSE (BRIAN BURTON). The agreement covers the producer’s future works, including those released via his own label, 30TH CENTURY RECORDS, with DANGER MOUSE retaining full ownership and control of his rights. The agreement will also encompass publishing, creative, and sync services for his current and future works (back catalog will revert to KMP as of MARCH 2017).
Commented KOBALT Pres. RICHARD SANDERS: “With limitless talent, DANGER MOUSE has an unmeasurably unique capability for recording and producing. His authenticity is unparalleled; and now with the launch of his very own label, his individual success and keen sense of talent will grow even more. We are thrilled to have such an artistic and influential writer and producer join the KOBALT family."
KOBALT Pres./Global Creative SAS METCALFE added: “As an artist, songwriter and producer, DANGER MOUSE has delighted us with his innovative creations throughout the years. He has an incomparable ability to collaborate across all genres and we look forward to a great working relationship with him.”
DANGER MOUSE burst onto the music scene with his groundbreaking "The Grey Album," which included vocals from JAY Z’s "The Black Album" along with instrumentals from THE BEATLES’ White Album, launching his reputation as a visionary. He followed with GORILLAZ' 2005 album, "Demon Days," GNARLS BARKLEY's "St. Elsewhere," his 2006 collaboration with singer-songwriter CEELO GREEN. He also produced BECK's 2008 record, "Modern Guilt," and THE BLACK KEYS' "Attack & Release."
In 2009, DANGER MOUSE joined forces with SHINS frontman and indie icon JAMES MERCER to form BROKEN BELLS, releasing two critically-acclaimed albums, 2010’s "Broken Bells" and 2014’s "After the Disco."
Most recently, DANGER MOUSE has been involved in the creation of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' 11th album, currently slated for release later this year. In a span of just 10 years DANGER MOUSE has received 18 GRAMMY nominations, securing five wins including Producer of the Year, Non Classical in 2011; and a GOLDEN GLOBE award for his work with U2.