Stephanie Cox and Jesse Willoughby promoted at Kobalt

0

Jesse Willoughby and Stephanie Cox have been promoted to new roles at Kobalt.

Cox will become GM of the Kobalt Nashville office, while Willoughby will take on the role of SVP of Business Development.

Cox will replace Willoughby in the GM role, and both will be based in Nashville.

In his new role, Willoughby will be responsible for the strategic growth of the Cobalt catalog through acquisitions, partnerships and high quality direct contracts across all genres and markets.

As GM of Kobalt Nashville, a position he has held since 2016, Willoughby led the development and operations of the Kobalt business in Nashville.

Under Willougby’s leadership, Kobalt’s Nashville presence saw “incredible growth,” the company said, securing contracts and partnerships with Dierks Bentley, SMACK Songs, Little Louder Music (founded by Eric Church and Arturo Buenahora), Young Guns, Ben Simonetti, Gordie Sampson and Tommy Lee James, Michael Hardy (HARDY) to Relative Music and BOOM Music (with Keith Urban and Ross Copperman) and more.

In addition, Willoughby secured contracts with artists such as Patrick Droney, Petey Martin, Jillian Jacqueline, Devon Gilfillian and Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

Jesse Willoughby joined Kobalt in 2014 as Director of Business Development for KNR from his LA office and, according to Kobalt, “expanded” the business “significantly” over the next two years.

New signings like Calvin Harris, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Shakira, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lukas Graham, A $ AP Rocky and more.

After moving to the Nashville office in 2015, Willoughby moved to the GM role of Kobalt Nashville in 2016, overseeing the day-to-day operations and management of the Nashville Cobalt business.

“Jesse has made a significant contribution to establishing Kobalt as a top publisher.”

Jeannette Perez, Cobalt

Jeannette Perez, Kobalt’s Chief Experience Officer, said, “Jesse was instrumental in establishing Kobalt as a top publisher in the Nashville community.

“We are excited to have him take on this new role, where he will no doubt use his expertise and relationships to advance Kobalt’s roster on a global scale.”

“I have been honored to lead the Nashville office for the past 5 years.”

Jesse Willoughy

Jesse Willoughy added, “It has been an honor to lead the Nashville office for the past 5 years. I am incredibly proud of what we have been able to achieve during this time.

“I look forward to this new challenge and opportunity to drive the growth and impact of cobalt on a global scale.”

Meanwhile, Cox will oversee and manage Kobalt’s creative team in Nashville and the day-to-day operations of the office.

Previously, Cox was SVP, Creative, where she helped build the company’s presence and roster in Nashville.

Most recently, she was instrumental in signing and developing Michael Hardy (HARDY), who had success as a number 1 author and as a recording artist for Big Loud Records.

Cox began her career at Little Big Town Music, where she helped develop songwriters and identify career-defining songs for artists.

She then moved to Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Entertainment, where she was “instrumental” in building the career of Grammy-winning Mark D. Sanders, says Kobalt.

She later led the creative team at MCA Music and helped them win the ASCAP Publisher of the Year award.

After that, Cox founded Larga Vista Music, where she enjoyed success with several # 1 records by George Strait, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry.

She also had a longstanding relationship with eight-time Grammy-nominated writer and artist Brandy Clark.

“Stephanie was a key figure in the growth and success of Kobalt Nashville.”

Jeannette Perez, Cobalt

Jeannette Perez, Kobalt’s Chief Experience Officer, said, “Since joining Kobalt in 2011, Stephanie has been a key figure in the growth and success of Kobalt Nashville. Stephanie is known in the community as a creative force. We are confident that her leadership will be critical to the continued growth of Kobalt Nashville for our team, songwriters and partners. “

“I am very excited to continue my career with one of the most innovative and progressive publishers in the world.”

Stephanie Cox

“I am very excited to continue my career with one of the most innovative and progressive publishers in the world.”

“Working with our great global creative staff and running our Nashville office is a great opportunity and I look forward to the future.”Music business worldwide

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.