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The Other Songs allies with Kobalt

By | Published on Wednesday 15 May 2019


The Other Songs – the London-based music company spun off from a series of regular songwriter showcases that focus on unreleased tracks – has allied with Kobalt to expand the publishing side of its operations. Kobalt will provide admin, creative and sync services to The Other Songs, which also has label and management divisions.

Alastair Webber, one of the people behind The Other Songs, said yesterday that – when he and co-founders Billy Webber and Sophia Humphreys set up the business – “we made a promise to only partner with people who really understand our vision and our values within the songwriting community. We are passionate, if not slightly obsessed, with great songs, wherever they may come from, and we are incredibly excited to partner with the Kobalt team who share the same beliefs”.

Confirming the tie-up from the Kobalt side, the firm’s UK Head Of Creative Alison Donald added: “Whenever our creative team at Kobalt looks at partnering with outside A&R sources, it has to be with people who bring something unique to what we already have. Billy, Alastair and Sophia have a great passion for song craft and songwriters that is reflected in the diverse talent that is associated with The Other Songs – both as a live showcase and label and now as a publisher”.