Kobalt Music Publishing To Administer Elvis’ Catalog

Elvis Presley. Photo: elvispresley.com

Elvis Presley. Photo: elvispresley.com

Kobalt Music Publishing has inked an administrative agreement with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC. Effective January 1, 2017, Kobalt will administer and provide publishing services for a vast majority of the Elvis Presley catalog of more than 1,000 songs, including classics such as “All Shook Up,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “A Little Less Conversation,” “Return to Sender,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and many others.

Music from the catalog was most recently featured in films Bad Santa 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Joy. “Love Me Tender” is the soundtrack for Ralph Lauren’s current fragrance campaign.

“We are thrilled to partner with Kobalt to ensure that Elvis’ legacy as the King of Rock and Roll lives on forever,” said Jamie Salter, Chairman and CEO of ABG.

Willard Ahdritz, Founder and CEO of Kobalt, said of the agreement, “This is an absolutely momentous deal. We are happy to be working with Authentic Brands Group and are humbled by the great job they do. Elvis’ music will continue to influence future generations and we are honored to be a part of that.”

Laurent Hubert, President, Platform and Investments, at Kobalt stated, “We are thrilled to represent such an iconic artist and a catalog of such timeless songs. There is not a more groundbreaking artist that fits so well with Kobalt’s innovative approach to the music business.”


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