Kobalt signs deal with Jason Flom’s LAVA Music Publishing

“I’m thrilled to be in business with the fantastic team at Kobalt and I look forward to super-serving great artists and songwriters as we build LAVA Music Publishing into a major force in the business.”

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Worldwide deal to include administration, synchronization and creative Company headed by Lava Records Founder and CEO, Jason Flom.

Kobalt Music Publishing (KMP) announced May 19th that it has completed a new deal with LAVA Music Publishing, the company founded by renowned U.S. label head, Jason Flom.

Under the new agreement, KMP will provide exclusive worldwide publishing administration, synchronization and licensing rights in addition to creative services. New signings following the deal include songwriters Scott Stevens and Max Matluck and LAVA Records’ newest priority signing, Maty Noyes.

As the head of LAVA Records and LAVA Publishing, Jason Flom, has been labeled by The New Yorker as “One of the most successful record men of the past 20 years.” Throughout his career he has held extensive leadership roles including, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records, Virgin Records and Capitol Music Group, respectively. In 1995, Flom founded the American-based record company, LAVA Records. With a knack for finding and developing artists to stardom status, he has discovered major acts from Kid Rock to Katy Perry and his latest international success, Lorde.

LAVA Music Publishing’s team includes west and east coast Heads of Creative Services, Gali Firstenberg and Nullah Sarker. Both Firstenberg and Sarker will report directly to Flom.

Richard Sanders, President of Kobalt Music Group said, “I have long admired Jason’s unparalleled talent for discovering hits and developing superstar talent. After first working together nearly 25 years ago, it is a pleasure to work with Jason again on his new publishing venture.”


Kobalt provides technology solutions for a more transparent, efficient and empowering future for rights owners. Regardless of how complex the music industry becomes, Kobalt is determined to create a future where every artist, songwriter and publisher is paid fairly and accurately. Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Label Services and Neighbouring Rights divisions each offer a modern alternative to the traditional music business model, empowering creators with transparency, flexibility, ownership and control.

With over 275 employees in offices around the world, Kobalt represents over 8,000 artists and songwriters, 600,000 songs and 500 publishing companies, providing them with real-time, powerful, transparent reporting through the award-winning Kobalt Portal. Kobalt also services its clients with global licensing management, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, online data and royalty statements, creative services, synch & brand partnerships, record release management and digital marketing.