Kobalt signs global deal with LAVA’s Jason Flom

Kobalt has signed a new deal with LAVA Music Publishing, the company founded by well-known US exec Jason Flom.

LAVA Music Publishing was formed when Flom launched a joint venture with BMG-owned Cherry Lane Music in 2009 – a partnership that now appears to have come to an end.

Under the new agreement, KMP will provide exclusive worldwide publishing administration, synchronisation and licensing rights in addition to creative services.

New signings following the deal include songwriters Scott Stevens and Max Matluck and LAVA Records’ newest priority signing, Maty Noyes.

As the head of LAVA Records and LAVA Publishing, Jason Flom (pictured) has been labeled by The New Yorker as “One of the most successful record men of the past 20 years.”

Throughout his career he has held extensive leadership roles including, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group, respectively.

In 1995, Flom founded the American-based record company, LAVA Records.

With a knack for finding and developing artists to stardom status, he has discovered major acts from Kid Rock, Katy Perry and Jessie J – as well as his latest international success, Lorde.

LAVA Music Publishing’s team includes west and east coast Heads of Creative Services, Gali Firstenberg and Nullah Sarker.

Both Firstenberg and Sarker will report directly to Flom.

Richard Sanders, President of Kobalt Music Group said, “I have long admired Jason’s unparalleled talent for discovering hits and developing superstar talent.  After first working together nearly 25 years ago, it is a pleasure to work with Jason again on his new publishing venture.”

Of the deal Flom said, “I’m thrilled to be in business with the fantastic team at Kobalt and I look forward to super-serving great artists and songwriters as we build LAVA Music Publishing into a major force in the business.”Music Business Worldwide

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