Kobalt promotes Amanda Samii to Vice President, Creative13 May 2019 - Press release
Kobalt Music Publishing has promoted Amanda Samii to the position of VP, Creative. Based in Kobalt’s Los Angeles office, Samii was previously a Senior Director, Creative.
Amanda Samii has been instrumental in signing hitmakers including Marshmello, who has released collaborations with Selena Gomez, Khalid, Bastille, Migos, Anne-Marie, Logic, James Arthur, and Juicy J among others, earning him over two billion streams to date. She has also signed writers/producers including Finneas O’Connell, who is behind the success of Billie Eilish, some songs including “Ocean Eyes”, “Lonely” ft. Khalid and “When The Party's Over", as well as other notable names including Syd, Rogét Chahayed, Mike Crossey, Michael Matosic, Peter Thomas, and Paul Meany.
Kobalt Chief Creative Officer, Sas Metcalfe, commented on the promotion, "I am very proud to see Amanda become VP, Creative at Kobalt. Having worked with her for a number of years, I have seen her true passion for music and her loyalty to our writers and artists, always giving 100 percent. This promotion is hard earned and well deserved."
Sue Drew, Kobalt’s GM, Creative & Acquisitions added, "It has been a pleasure watching Amanda grow from assistant to Vice President! Her work ethic is first rate and her prescience in signings has been very thoughtful. She embodies the spirit of Kobalt and is a team player who can be counted on.”
Samii joined Kobalt in 2011 as an assistant on the Creative team and has grown her career building strong relationships, signing big talent, and creating valuable opportunities for our clients.
“They say if you love what you do it will never feel like a ‘job’.” Samii adds. “ I can say wholeheartedly that it has been a pleasure to work at Kobalt for the last 8 years. For me, publishing started as a curiosity but quickly turned into my greatest passion. I’m excited to step into the role of Vice President, Creative and continue to discover and cultivate great talent."