[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] Kobalt has signed a multi-faceted worldwide label services deal with famed DJ and producer, Steve Angello.
The agreement includes a partnership with Angello’s own label, Size Records UK Limited.
The signing offers Angello a range of services including digital and physical distribution, marketing, synch licensing and more.
Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling DJ/producer Angello – a former member of Swedish House Mafia – released his debut solo album, Wild Youth, in 2016 via Size Records.
It debuted at No.1 on the iTunes Dance chart in over 42 countries.
Before this, Angello released 2009’s smash hit Show Me Love (with Laidback Luke feat. Robin S) on Data Records / Ministry Of Sound under license from Mixmash Records BV – while his work as Swedish House Mafia was signed to EMI / Virgin Records.
Angello’s upcoming solo album is being released in three parts: Act I – Genesis, Act ll – Inferno, and Act lll – Paradiso.
“WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STEVE AND HIS MANAGEMENT TEAM ON CREATING INNOVATIVE RELEASE STRATEGIES FOR THIS INSPIRING RECORD.”
WILLARD AHDRITZ, KOBALT
Act I – Genesis was released on Friday, August 4, with two new singles – “Breaking Kind (feat. Paul Meany)” and “Rejoice (feat. T.D. Jakes).
Kobalt’s marketing technology, ‘Spotify Artist Subscriptions’, enables fans to sign up to automatically receive everything an artist releases on the platform direct into their library.
A Steve Angello Artist Subscription has been launched to boost Act I – Genesis and its upcoming sister releases.
“Our global team is very excited to be able to support Steve’s powerful vision for his new album and this new chapter in his ground-breaking career,” said Founder and CEO of Kobalt, Willard Ahdritz.
“PARTNERING WITH KOBALT OFFERS ME THE CREATIVE AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT I NEED TO ACHIEVE MY AIMS FOR THIS NEW MUSIC.”
“We look forward to working in partnership with Steve and his management team on creating innovative release strategies for this inspiring record.”
Steve Angello commented, “After months of disconnect I felt I had to change the way I made music, change the way I thought of music and the way I felt about music.
“Partnering with Kobalt offers me the creative and technology support I need to achieve my aims for this new music.”
Kobalt’s Managing Director of Kobalt Nordics, Johan Ekelund, said: “Steve joined Kobalt last year as a Neighboring Rights client and we’re glad we could build that into a more robust partnership.
“As an artist and creator constantly breaking out of borders, musically as well as in the music industry, we’re confident his upcoming releases are going to break new ground.”