Bob DiPiero Joins Kobalt Music Publishing

Pictured (L-R): Jody Williams, VP, Writer Publisher Relations, BMI; Bob DiPiero; Whitney Daane, SVP Creative, Kobalt Music Publishing; Stephanie Cox, VP Creative, Kobalt Music Publishing. Photo: John Russell

Pictured (L-R): Jody Williams, VP, Writer Publisher Relations, BMI; Bob DiPiero; Whitney Daane, SVP Creative, Kobalt Music Publishing; Stephanie Cox, VP Creative, Kobalt Music Publishing. Photo: John Russell

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Bob DiPiero has joined Kobalt Music Publishing, under a worldwide administration agreement in which Kobalt will administer and provide global creative services for DiPiero’s current and future works.

Pop stars Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande and Who Is Fancy performed one of DiPiero’ cuts, “Boys Like You,” Monday night (Nov. 21) on Dancing With The Stars. The single was co-written by DiPiero, Jason Gantt, and artist Fancy.

“I am so excited to write this new chapter of my career with the 21st century cutting-edge of Kobalt,” DiPiero said. “The cash flow transparency that Kobalt offers to a songwriter is unparalleled in our industry. No black boxes here. I am also a big fan of the powerful ladies at Kobalt Nashville. Whitney Daane is a warrior for songwriters. I have always hoped to work with Laura Wright Alexander, and Stephanie Cox and I go all the way back to the Little Big Town music group. I feel blessed and inspired to write songs the whole world will sing along with.”

Whitney Daane, Senior Vice President of Creative (Nashville) at Kobalt said, “We are so excited to have Bob joining our global roster. He represents the best of the past, present and future of country music; his enthusiasm for his craft, for supporting young artists and for life in general is infectious, and we are thrilled to be working with him creatively, not only in Nashville but around the world!”

DiPiero has had more than 1,000 of his songs recorded. He has penned a No. 1 country single in each of the past four decades, beginning with 1983’s “American Made,” recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys. He has amassed 15 No. 1 hits, and is an inductee in the Nashville Walk of Fame.

Among his other awards are 50 BMI “Million-Air” Awards, multiple Songwriter of the Year awards and two consecutive Triple Play awards for three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period. DiPiero is the originator of the CMA Songwriters Series and has served as its host for 10 years, bringing Nashville’s songwriters and artists throughout the United States and overseas to Belfast, Dublin, London and Paris. Most recently, the CMA presented DiPiero with their CMA Chairman’s Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the music industry and songwriting community.

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