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Cherrytree Publishing launches in US, working with Kobalt

Tim Ingham
Cherrytree Publishing launches in US, working with Kobalt

Cherrytree Records founder Martin Kierszenbaum has partnered with Kobalt to launch Cherrytree Music Publishing in the US.

The exclusive, worldwide deal will see Kobalt provide funding, administration and creative services for Kierszenbaum’s new company.

The publishing operation will be a sister business to Kierszenbaum's CherryTree Records, which started life in 2005 with the release of Feist’s debut album, Let It Die, and has gone on to release records in the US by Ellie Goulding, La Roux, Far East Movement, Robyn and LMFAO as well as the first two albums (The Fame and The Fame Monster) by Lady Gaga.

Kierszenbaum wrote and produced four songs for Lady Gaga including her debut album’s title track. He was also nominated for an Album of the Year Grammy in 2010 as a producer for The Fame LP.

Cherrytree Records renewed its partnership deal with Universal’s Interscope Geffen A&M in the US earlier this year.

Kierszenbaum said: “I’m excited to be starting Cherrytree Music Publishing in partnership with Kobalt, Richard [Sanders, Kobalt president] and especially Benjamin Groff who’s been a good friend and colleague for a long time. With their expert support, I’m looking forward to extending the Cherrytree philosophy to protect and amplify our recording artists’ and management clients’ creative visions to serve songwriters with the same attention and care.”

Added Sanders: “Martin Kierszenbaum exemplifies the true spirit of an entrepreneur in today’s music business.  We look forward to be partnering with him in his new venture,”

Benjamin Groff, Kobalt EVP Creative, added: “Martin has one of the best track records in the music business; in signing, developing and breaking many of the biggest recording artists in the world. The Cherrytree brand is synonymous with excellence in modern music, and I have immense excitement having the opportunity to work with Martin, and for Kobalt to represent Martin’s Cherrytree Music Publishing clients.”

Over the last two years Cherrytree Records has had 4 No.1 singles on the Billboard Top 40 Radio Chart (Far East Movement’s “Like a G6,” LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” and “Sexy and I Know It” and Ellie Goulding’s “Lights.”)  

Cherrytree Records released Sting’s new album, The Last Ship, which Kierszenbaum A&R’d, on September 24, 2013.

Additionally, his management clients include Grammy-award winning mixer Robert Orton, Grammy Award-winning producer/writer Jeff Bhasker, producer/writer Mike Einziger, producer/writer Fernando Garibay, producers/writers B3taBlocker, and recording artists Natalia Kills, La’Reda and Max and The Moon, as well as video directors Talk-BoyTV (Colette Carr). Kierszenbaum also releases his own music and remixes under the name Cherry Cherry Boom Boom. His original composition/recording “One and Only” hit no. 13 on the Billboard Dance/Club chart earlier this year and he’s recently produced remixes for Imagine Dragons, RAC and Krewella.

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