Kobalt Music Group

Kobalt Music Group is a global independent music services company, offering music publishing and label services worldwide. The Company provides technology solutions for a more transparent, efficient and empowering future for rights owners. Kobalt Music Group offers its clients transparency, online copyright administration and royalty tracking, including a real-time online portal, creative services, weekly online balances, digital collections and advances to writers, publishers, performers and other rights holders.

Company Growth (employees)
New York, US
Size (employees)
452 (est)
Kobalt Music Group was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People/Management at Kobalt Music Group

Willard Ahdritz

Willard Ahdritz

Founder & CEO
Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders

James Fitzherbert-Brockholes

James Fitzherbert-Brockholes

Chief Operating Officer
Bill Maris

Bill Maris

Board Member
Christiaan Winchester

Christiaan Winchester

General Counsel
Paul Hitchman

Paul Hitchman

President, Kobalt Music Recordings
Avid Larizadeh Duggan

Avid Larizadeh Duggan

EVP, Chief Strategy and Business Officer

Kobalt Music Group Office Locations

Kobalt Music Group has offices in New York, London, Atlanta, Los Angeles and in 6 other locations
Sydney, AU
30 Springfield Ave
Berlin, DE
Oberwallstrasse 1
Hong Kong, HK
Austin Tower 22-26 Austin Ave
Östermalm, SE
26A Östermalmsgatan
London, GB
4 Valentine Place
Miami, US
2100 Ponce De Leon Blvd
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Kobalt Music Group Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$205 m

Latest funding size

$14 m

Time since last funding

3 months


Kobalt Music Group's latest funding round in October 2017 was reported to be $14 m. In total, Kobalt Music Group has raised $205 m. Kobalt Music Group's latest valuation is reported to be $789 m.

Kobalt Music Group Financials

Kobalt Music Group's revenue was reported to be £208.1 m in FY, 2016 which is a 15% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

208.1 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

24.5 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(15.6 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

(11.4 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(13.4 m)

Market valuation

789 m

Cash (30-Jun-2016)

28.1 m


774.9 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.1 m20.4 m37.7 m48.7 m61.1 m77.7 m107 m135 m181 m208.1 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

18.1 m33.1 m43.3 m54.5 m68.7 m94.2 m119.6 m158.3 m183.6 m

Gross profit

2.3 m4.6 m5.4 m6.6 m9 m12.8 m15.4 m22.6 m24.5 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(352 k)(2.2 m)(2.4 m)(1.9 m)(1.9 m)(3.7 m)(4.9 m)(12.8 m)(21.6 m)(15.6 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(1.1 m)(2.5 m)2.1 m1.1 m(1.3 m)1.9 m(1.7 m)(9.1 m)(10.5 m)(13.8 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

1.1 m3.6 m84 k4.3 m4.1 m(4 m)13.7 m8.8 m32.1 m15.1 m

Net Change in Cash

(88 k)747 k1.8 m4.7 m2 m(4.9 m)8.8 m(2.9 m)17.2 m(2.2 m)
    GBPY, 2016


    -68.1 x


    -58 x


    -56.3 x


    794.2 k


    -11 x


    0.1 x

    Financial Leverage

    -111.6 x
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    Kobalt Music Group Operating Metrics

    May, 2017


    25 k

    Independent Artists

    20 k


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    Kobalt Music Group Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

    Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
    AWALJanuary 01, 2012

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