Kobalt and media collective and record label 88Rising have sealed a creative, sync and world rights agreement.
The deal with the company also includes catalogue and futures for their roster, including artists Joji, Rich Brian, Niki and The Higher Brothers.
“To see how much of an impact they’ve had — in terms of diversity and relatability within the industry — in just four years is astounding," said Kobalt's VP, creative Jamie Kinelski. "Myself and others at Kobalt have been big believers in the quality and expansiveness of their roster from the beginning. I can only imagine what the future holds for them and we’re proud to be apart of it.”
88Rising was founded by Sean Miyashiro in 2015 and has offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Shanghai.
"We're very excited to continue to grow our partnership with Kobalt," said Miyashiro. "88rising plans to sign many more Asian writers and composers with Kobalt's support, growing our ecosystem with some of the best creators in the world."
The agreement excludes China.