Sam Taylor joins Kobalt as SVP, Creative in Los Angeles

Sam Taylor has joined Kobalt as Senior Vice President, Creative.

Taylor will report directly to Sas Metcalfe, Global President of Creative and Sue Drew, GM Creative and Acquisitions.

In his role, Taylor (pictured) is charged with signing new and established talent and identifying publishing partners. He will also contribute to the management of the creative roster.

Taylor has worked at Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing and most recently at Sony/ATV and EMI where he signed and worked with Pharrell Williams, Schoolboy Q, Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar), FKi (Post Malone, 2 Chainz), Dahi (Big Sean), Sam Dew and many others.

He was also the catalyst for putting together the GRAMMY nominated Song of the Year, “Alright,” by Kendrick Lamar (produced by Pharrell and Sounwave).


“Sam’s publishing track record speaks for itself.”

Sas Metcalfe, Kobalt

“I’ve kept a close eye on Kobalt‘s incredible commitment to their writers and have admired the way they lead the charge toward the future of music with innovative technology,” said Taylor.

”When the opportunity was presented to join the Kobalt Creative Team, I was both honored and excited. I feel inspired to be a part of their creative division and look forward to contributing and building on the great achievements they’ve already made.”

Sas Metcalfe said, “I am delighted that Sam has joined our worldwide creative team based in our LA office. His publishing track record speaks for itself, and I’m sure our roster of writers, publishers, and artists will benefit from his knowledge and experience.”

Sue Drew said, “Sam’s ability to spot talent and his stellar relationships in the industry make him the perfect compliment to the Kobalt creative team and I am so pleased that he has chosen to join us.”

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