Universal Music Publishing Group has announced that it has signed Dave Cobb to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal. Cobb is a Nashville-based songwriter and producer, who has won six Grammy awards over his career. Cobb is also head of Elektra imprint Low Country Sound and the producer-in-residence at RCA Studio A.
Among his Grammy wins as a producer, Cobb has been awarded Best Country Album twice for his work on Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and From A Room: Vol 1; Best Americana Album three times for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s The Nashville Sound, Isbell’s Something More Than Free, and Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You; and Best American Roots Song for Carlile’s The Joke.
His full credits include albums by Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, John Prine, Anderson East and Rival Sons. He also served as a musical consultant and producer on the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born, producing Lady Gaga’s Always Remember Us This Way.
Cobb himself said of the signing: “I’m really excited to be part of such an amazing team they have really made me feel at home and welcomed. I look forward to getting to work and seeing what kinda trouble we can get into.”
Jody Gerson, chairman and CEO of UMPG, said: “Grammy Award-winning writer and producer Dave Cobb’s versatility is impressive … I am thrilled to welcome Dave to UMPG’s global family, and we are excited to work closely with him in order to further his musical ambitions, which include more film and television projects.”
Troy Tomlinson, chairman and CEO of UMPG Nashville, said: “Dave Cobb makes music that proves the value of “less is more”. His writing is straightforward. His production provides the space for the artist to interpret in their own way. All that and he’s a great hang! We are thrilled to be able to come alongside him on his musical journey.”
Universal Music Publishing Group is part of Universal Music, and its catalogue includes over three million songs, with offices in over 30 countries.
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