Kobalt Signs Zayn To Worldwide Music Publishing Deal
June 21, 2016 at 11:38 AM (PT)
KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING and NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS has announced a worldwide agreement with ZAYN covering all available works including his critically-acclaimed debut album, "Mind Of Mine," which was released on MARCH 25th.
ZAYN's manager, FIRST ACCESS ENTERTAINMENT CEO/founder SARAH STENNETT commented: “KOBALT is a great business partner for ZAYN. He made a decision based upon his desire to retain ownership of the copyrights in the songs he has written. He feels that KOBALT is best placed to administer those copyrights globally.”
KOBALT President Of Global Creative SAS METCALFE added: “ZAYN is an exceptional talent as an artist and songwriter. His international success is unparalleled and KOBALT is proud to represent and support his career. He’s already off to an amazing start and we’re very excited for what the future will bring.”
Ex-ONE DIRECTION member ZAYN made history as the first male U.K. solo artist to debut at #1 with his first album on both the U.S. BILLBOARD 200 and the Official U.K. Albums chart. His first single, "Pillowtalk," debuted at #1 on the BILLBOARD HOT 100 and became the fastest track by a debut artist to reach #1 worldwide on SPOTIFY.