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Former Columbia UK chief joins Kobalt

By | Published on Tuesday 25 April 2017

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Having departed Sony Music last year, former Columbia UK co-President Alison Donald is joining that there Kobalt in a Head Of Creative role that will see her working with artists allied to both the recording and publishing sides of the music rights business in the UK.

Confirming the hire, Kobalt top dude Willard Ahdritz says: “This is a big day not only for Kobalt but for all of our artists, and songwriters. Alison’s great experience in cultivating and breaking artists elevates Kobalt’s already accomplished global creative team even further. I am very excited to welcome Allison because she also is a great, fun and honest person to work with – a perfect fit for Kobalt”.

Donald herself adds: “Having been able to watch Kobalt from the beginning, I can honestly say that today, artists and songwriters are in a better environment because of them. Kobalt is obsessed with helping creators thrive in this complex music industry, and that aligns with my beliefs and approach. It’s also fantastic that I’ll be reuniting with Sas Metcalfe who gave me my first job in publishing and has continued to encourage and inspire me throughout my career”.

Oh yes, Sas Metcalfe. Why haven’t we mentioned Sas Metcalfe? She is, after all, Chief Creative Officer at Kobalt. And look, she’s here with a quote too: “Over the years, I’ve seen Alison sign some of the most musically respected and successful artists in the industry. Her knowledge, expertise, and fantastic reputation coupled with her ability to identify and sign successful long-term career artists, makes her the perfect fit to lead the creative team for recordings and publishing in the UK”.



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