Kobalt hires Jamie McLaughlin as Creative Director of publishing

Jamie McLaughlin has joined Kobalt Music Publishing as its new Creative Director, moving over from ASCAP.

Based in Los Angeles, McLaughlin will report to Kobalt’s President, Global Creative Sas Metcalfe and GM of Creative and Acquisitions Sue Drew.

She will be responsible for signing new talent, arranging writer collaborations and pitching songs. Since joining Kobalt, McLaughlin has already participated in the signing of DJ White Shadow (real name: Paul Blair), who has collaborated with Lady Gaga on her last two studio albums, Born This Way (2011) and ARTPOP (2013).

“I am excited to welcome Jamie to the Kobalt family,” said Sue Drew. “She is the perfect addition to our creative team with her enthusiasm and respect from the songwriting community.”

As Director of Creative Services, Pop/Rock at ASCAP, McLaughlin signed writer/artists such as Big Sean and HAIM.

Prior to her time at ASCAP, she spent three years as the Executive Assistant to Roc Nation Co-founder and President Jay Brown,. McLaughlin started her career as a promotions assistant at Epic Records in 2007.

Meanwhile, Kobalt has also promoted Anna Schlafer and Amanda Samii to the position of Creative Manager. They are also both based in Los Angeles and report to Kobalt’s Sas Metcalfe and Sue Drew.

Schlafer, who has been with Kobalt for six-and-a-half years, formerly served as an assistant to Kobalt Founder and CEO Willard Ahdritz, and has held other roles assisting the company’s Synchronization and Creative teams.

During her three years with Kobalt, Samii has held the role of assistant to Executive VP, Head of Creative – West Coast Benjamin Groff and was later promoted to Creative Coordinator for Sas Metcalfe.

“Anna and Amanda have proven themselves stellar Kobalt employees and it is always a pleasure to promote from within,” said Sue Drew.Music Business Worldwide

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