音樂發行公司Kobalt探索潛在銷售

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    • 202101/0905:23

    ◎知情人士指出,全球最大音樂出版公司之一的(Kobalt Music Group Ltd),正與顧問合作探索戰略選擇,包括潛在的出售。知情人士說,Kobalt也是最大的獨立音樂之一,市值可能超過10億美元。
    ◎知情人士說,Kobalt可能會吸引(Sony Music Entertainment), (Warner Music Group) 與(Universal Music Group)等音樂製作人,及私募股權和技術買家的興趣。隨著錄製音樂的復興和在線收聽,音樂版權的價值不斷增長。
    ◎Kobalt在一封電郵中說,公司一直在評估業務的最佳資本結構,以確保擁有合適的資本合作夥伴,以繼續建立和發展全球最佳的歌手和詞曲作者獨立公司。
    ◎Kobalt代表25,000多位歌曲作者,600位發行人和20,000位獨立藝人,包括:(Childish Gambino),(Lorde)和(Elvis Presley)。公司的投資人包括:(Hearst Entertainment)和MSD Capital LP,在2017年5月的一輪融資中市值達到7.75億美元。Kobalt擁有音樂發行權,並為歌曲作者管理這些發行權。它還經營獨立發行公司AWAL,並管理擁有唱片的基金。
    ◎Kobalt由(Willard Ahdritz)於2000年創立,賦予藝人更多的所有權和權力,保證音樂使用的透明度和數據。該公司有一個應用程式可以幫助詞曲作者追踪版稅。

    詳細全文:

    Kobalt Music Group Ltd., one of the biggest music-publishing companies in the world, is working with advisers to explore strategic options including a potential sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
    The company, also one of the largest independent music businesses, could be valued at more than $1 billion, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.
    Kobalt could attract interest from music producers such as Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group, as well as private equity and technology buyers, the people said. Music copyrights have grown in value with the renaissance of recorded music and online listening.

    The plans aren’t final and the company could opt to raise additional capital, one of the people said.
    “We’ve always had great interest in the company,” Kobalt said in an email. “We’re always evaluating the best capital structure for the business to make sure we have the right capital partners to continue to build and grow the world’s best independent company for artists and songwriters.”
    Kobalt represents more than 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including Childish Gambino, Lorde and the estate of Elvis Presley.
    The company, whose investors include Hearst Entertainment and Michael Dell’s MSD Capital LP, was valued at $775 million in a funding round in May 2017. Kobalt owns music-publishing rights and administers them for songwriters. It also operates AWAL, an independent distribution company, and manages a fund that owns recordings.
    Kobalt was founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz on the premise that technology could put more ownership and power in the hands of artists. He promised them transparency and data on the use of their music. The company has an app to help songwriters track their royalties. It was founded just as the internet and piracy began cannibalizing the music industry’s primary source of sales, the CD.
    Ahdritz became chairman of the company in January and was succeeded as chief executive officer by Laurent Hubert, who has been with the company since 2016.

     

    Bloomberg
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