Lewis Capaldi signs global neighbouring rights deal with Kobalt

Kobalt has signed Lewis Capaldi to a global neighbouring rights deal.

Previously represented by PPL for worldwide collections, Capaldi’s deal offers him a full range of global administration and royalty maximization services.

Capaldi’s ascendance in both the charts and recognition came with his No.1 hit single, Someone You Loved.

Beginning its time on the UK charts with seven weeks in the No.1 position, the song grew in popularity all over Europe and Australia before reaching America.

There it rose to the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 as well.

In May 2019, Capaldi released his Grammy-nominated, debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, becoming the fastest-selling debut album from any artist for over six years.

“Lewis’s ascent to the top has been breathtaking. His emotive songs and charming social media presence have formed a bond with his fans like no other.”

Ann Tausis, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights

Ann Tausis, CEO, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights said: “Lewis’s ascent to the top has been breathtaking. His emotive songs and charming social media presence have formed a bond with his fans like no other.

“To be walking into 2020 with a number one single and debut album, a Grammy nomination, four Brit nominations and the fourth-highest played record on European radio in 2019 is testament to the hard work that Lewis, Ryan and the whole team have put in over the last 18 months.”

“Their reach, enthusiasm and understanding of the evolving musical landscape makes Kobalt the perfect home for us & we’re incredibly excited to be working alongside them.”

Ryan Walter, Management

Ryan Walter, Capaldi’s manager added: “As an incredibly important area of the modern business, It’s an absolute honour to partner with the incredible team over at Kobalt for Neighbouring Rights who Lewis & I have wanted to work with for some time!

“Their reach, enthusiasm and understanding of the evolving musical landscape makes Kobalt the perfect home for us & we’re incredibly excited to be working alongside them.”Music Business Worldwide