Colombian Star Carlos Vives Signs Deal With Kobalt Music Publishing and Neighbouring Rights
October 18, 2016 at 12:10 PM (PT)
COLOMBIAN singer/composer CARLOS VIVES has signed a global deal with both KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING and KOBALT NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS. The partnership will encompass all of KOBALT’s publishing services, including collections, registration, synch, reporting, creative services and YOUTUBE maximization and its neighbouring rights services, including global performance tracking, pre-distribution analysis, efficiency and timeliness of payments.
VIVES is a driving force in the LATIN AMERICAN music world whose 1993 release “Clásicos de La Provincia," certified platinum. In 1996, Carlos released “La tierra del olvido”, selling millions of copies with critics hailing it as the most important COLOMBIAN album in the last 50 years. In 2012, Carlos began a new era of music in his career with the single “Volví a nacer”, which topped the LATIN BILLBOARD charts its first week. CARLOS received a SPIRIT OF HOPE award at BILLBOARD’s 2014 LATIN MUSIC AWARDS for his philanthropic work and dedication to noble causes. During the course of his career, VIVES has won two GRAMMYs and 9 LATIN GRAMMYs. In May of this year, Carlos released the single “La bicicleta”, a duo with fellow COLOMBIAN SHAKIRA, which debuted at #1 on BILLBOARD's USA LATIN AIRPLAY chart. “La Bicicleta” is nominated in this year’s LATIN GRAMMYs for “Record Of The Year” and “Song Of The Year”. His new album, which includes “La Bicicleta,” is set to debut in 2017.
Commented KOBALT MUSIC PUBLISHING LATIN AMERICA Managing Director NESTOR CASONU: "I have always admired CARLOS VIVES’ extraordinary creative talent. I value the authenticity he brings to the music of his country and other native cultures, daringly incorporating contemporary instruments to his songs. He was the first major artist I signed when I moved to the U.S. I am confident that together with his team, we will do a great job.”
Added CARLOS: “One joins a company for the people, for the admiration they awaken in us and for the passion and mysticism with which they do their job. It was with NESTOR CASONU, a longtime industry friend, that I found the motivation, the joy and the enthusiasm to continuously write new, quality songs. We are very happy to form part of the KOBALT family and we are fully committed with them.”
Concluded KOBALT founder/CEO WILLARD AHDRITZ: “CARLOS VIVES is a giant in the industry and we could not be more thrilled to be his partner. I thoroughly enjoyed his show at NEW YORK CITY’s MADISON SQUARE GARDEN and was truly blown away by the authenticity he exudes in front of a crowd. I was equally impressed by him after meeting him in person. He certainly has a long history of success and we’re committed to opening up many more doors for him through our partnership.”