Kobalt Neighbouring Rights has signed Thirty Seconds To Mars as a new client, in addition to Train, A*M*E, Havana Brown and Matt Corby.
The signings are the first during the tenure of new KNR Managing Director Ann Tausis, appointed this June. They join recent signings Tom Odell, Ellie Goulding and Jake Bugg, in addition to KNR’s roster of international artists including Bob Dylan, Björk, Gotye and the estate of Michael Jackson.
American band Thirty Seconds To Mars are enjoying a busy 2013, with their fourth studio album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS reaching the top five in nine territories including Germany and the UK and the top ten in the US.
Grammy-award winning rockers Train released their sixth studio album ‘California 37’ in 2012 with the single “Drive By” reaching number ten on the Billboard Hot 100. A*M*E, born in Sierra Leone but raised in Britain, was shortlisted for the BBC’s Sound of 2013 and reached the top of the UK Singles Chart with a collaboration with Duke Dumont and MNEK on ‘Need U (100%)’.
Platinum-selling DJ and singer Havana Brown went Platinum in the US in 2012 with her single ‘When The Lights Go Out’. She has toured with the likes of Britney Spears and Rihanna.
Matt Corby, an Australian Idol runner up and successful singer-songwriter in his own right, went 5x Platinum in Australia with his fourth EP ‘Into the Flame’.
Ann Tausis, Managing Director of Kobalt Neighbouring Rights said: “We’re delighted to be working with talented recording artists like Thirty Seconds to Mars, Train, A*M*E, Havana Brown and Matt Corby and I can’t wait to surprise them with their first KNR revenue statements. The world class team here has done a brilliant job in building an impressive client list in only a year and a half – 2013 sees us go from strength to strength.Music Business Worldwide