Universal Music Publishing Group has inked a global publishing deal with six-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb.
Cobb has lead albums for Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, John Prine, Anderson East and rock group Rival Sons. He was also a musical consultant and producer on the 2018 film and soundtrack remake of A Star Is Born and produced Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way.”
As a producer, Cobb, has earned Grammy wins for Best Country Album twice, for his work on Stapleton’s Traveller and From A Room: Vol. 1, as well as three Best Americana Album honors for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s The Nashville Sound, Isbell’s Something More Than Free and Carlile’s By The Way, I Forgive You, as well as Best American Roots Song for Carlile’s “The Joke.”
Cobb also serves as head of Elektra imprint Low Country Sound. He is also the producer-in-residence at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. Cobb is managed by Andrew Brightman for Brightman Music, an L.A. based boutique producer management company.
Cobb said of his UMPG deal, “I’m really excited to be part of such an amazing team they have really made me feel at home and welcomed. I look forward to getting to work and seeing what kinda trouble we can get into.”
Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG, said: “Grammy award-winning writer and producer Dave Cobb’s versatility is impressive, from working on the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, to incredible collaborations with artists such as Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, and most recently working with the iconic Barry Gibb. I am thrilled to welcome Dave to UMPG’s global family, and we are excited to work closely with him in order to further his musical ambitions, which include more film and television projects.”
Troy Tomlinson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG Nashville, said, “Dave Cobb makes music that proves the value of ‘less is more’. His writing is straightforward. His production provides the space for the artist to interpret in their own way. All that and he’s a great hang! We are thrilled to be able to come alongside him on his musical journey.”
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