Kobalt Signs Steve Angello to Recordings Deal16 August 2017 - Press release
Kobalt Music, an independent music services company, built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, announced today they have signed a multi-faceted worldwide label services deal with DJ and producer, Steve Angello. The deal includes a partnership with Angello’s label, Size Records UK Limited. The signing offers Angello a full range of services including digital and physical distribution, marketing, synch licensing and more.
A long-standing icon in the dance world, Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling DJ/producer Steve Angello is one of the most successful electronic musicians in history.
His 2016 debut solo album Wild Youth of which he released on his own Size Records debuted #1 on the iTunes Dance chart in over 42 countries. Since the release, Steve has headlined some of the biggest festivals across the globe. His upcoming album will be released in three parts signifying different stages of his life: Act I - Genesis, Act ll - Inferno, and Act lll - Paradiso.
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On Friday, August 4th, Angello released Act I - Genesis with two news singles, “Breaking Kind (feat. Paul Meany)” and “Rejoice (feat. T.D. Jakes). This release leveraged Kobalt’s new marketing technology, Spotify Artist Subscriptions, that allows fans to sign up to receive everything an artist releases, directly into their Spotify library. The Steve Angello Artist Subscription can be found here.
“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. “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.”
“Steve joined Kobalt last year as a Neighboring Rights client and we’re glad we could build that into a more robust partnership,” said Managing Director of Kobalt Nordics, Johan Ekelund. “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.”