Kobalt Signs Academy Award Winning Ryuichi Sakamoto To Publishing Deal
Ryuichi Sakamoto. KAB America [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kobalt Signs Academy Award Winning Ryuichi Sakamoto To Publishing Deal

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Kobalt has inked a publishing deal with renowned Japanese composer, musician, performer, record producer, and environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The worldwide deal (which does not include Japan) covers administrative, creative, and global synch services for Sakamoto’s catalog, excluding a handful of select compositions, and future works.

President and Chief Revenue Officer of Kobalt, Laurent Hubert, said: “Ryuichi Sakamoto is a musical pioneer, recognized across the globe for his influence on electronic music genres and as an academy award-winning composer for his work on ‘The Last Emperor.’ As he continues to push creative boundaries as a composer, musician, and producer, we are honored to welcome him to Kobalt and support him on upcoming projects.”

Sakamoto added: “Kobalt is an exciting company.  Together with their clients, they are building the future of the music industry that works for creators and rights holders alike.  I’m happy to join them in this pursuit.

Sakamoto is a Grammy, Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winner. His film-score work includes movies such as “The Sheltering Sky,” “Little Buddha” and “The Revenant.” Additionally, he has worked with international artists including David Bowie and Iggy Pop, and composed the music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Most recently, his music was featured on the latest season of Netflix’s Black Mirror. Sakamoto is also one-third of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO).

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