Cosmo’s Midnight land global publishing deal with Kobalt Music
Sydney-based electronic duo Cosmo’s Midnight have signed an international publishing deal with Kobalt Music.
The agreement will provide the group with a full range of creative, sync and administration services for its catalogue and future works, allowing for Cosmo’s Midnight to expand its songwriting reach and network of collaborators.
Comprised of twin brothers Cosmo and Patrick Liney, Cosmo’s Midnight has released two full-length records via Sony Music Australia, achieving over 315 million streams globally and earning three ARIA Gold singles.
The duo have also contributed to releases for Winston Surfshirt, Ruel, Tove Stryke and BTS, most notably co-writing and producing ‘Fly To My Room’ for the Korean group’s 2020 album Be.
Simon Moor, managing director of Kobalt Music Group for APAC, praised the Liney brothers’ songwriting talents and welcomed them to the Kobalt roster.
“My first conversation with Patrick and Cosmo was not only highly entertaining but also inspiring,” Moor said.
“It became obvious to me and Dominique Keegan (Kobalt vice president, creative) that the combination of their songwriting talent and vision, together with Kobalt’s global creative approach to career development, would lead to greater success.”
Cosmo’s Midnight said that the publishing deal would allow them to continue collaborating with other artists and explore global sync opportunities, making note of the creative freedoms afforded to them by Kobalt.
“We definitely took our time with this publishing dea,l but in the end, Kobalt felt like the right home for us,” the Linley brothers remarked.
“It was awesome to meet with so many key people from the Kobalt family over the past year – via webcam obviously – and it just felt like they all understood what we wanted to achieve with the Cosmo’s Midnight project and for us as songwriters too.
“We want to collaborate with as many diverse artists and songwriters as possible and we’re also really excited to get deeper into the sync world. We’re excited to see what’s possible with having a publisher like Kobalt on our side.”