Kobalt has signed British producer FRED to an international neighbouring rights deal.
FRED joins Kobalt for a neighbouring rights deal that offers the producer a full range of global administration and royalty maximization services.
In 2019, at 24, FRED became the youngest ever BRIT Award winner for Producer of the Year.
Before the age of 25, he had racked up eight Top 10 singles, and six No.1’s, including back to back biggest-selling songs of the summer.
Most recently, Headie One’s Aint It Different feat. Stormzy & AJ Tracey, and AJ Tracey’s West Ten have joined that Top 10 list.
FRED’s production work encompasses songs with Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy, FKA Twigs, Khalid, Roots Manuva and many more.
FRED ended 2020 with two dance records to his name, Romy’s Lifetime and Jayda G’s Both of Us, the latter earning him his second Grammy nomination.
He has also started to release his own records including the joint mixtape Gang with Headie One.
Kobalt Neighbouring Rights represents over 2,000 performers.
Kobalt also administers neighbouring rights income around the world for the likes of A$AP Rocky, The Chainsmokers, Lewis Capaldi, Kygo, Lil Wayne, Sia, Young Thug, and others.
“FRED is a producer whose name is currently on everyone’s lips, and even more so after what he has achieved over the last couple of years.”
Ann Tausis, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights
Said Kobalt Neighbouring Rights CEO, Ann Tausis: “FRED is a producer whose name is currently on everyone’s lips, and even more so after what he has achieved over the last couple of years.
“His creative depth knows no bounds and can be heard on some truly timeless records throughout both his producer and artist projects.”
“Fred and I are very excited to build the next phase of his career in partnership with Kobalt.”
Alex Gibson, management
Added Fred’s manager, Alex Gibson: “Fred and I are very excited to build the next phase of his career in partnership with Kobalt.”
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