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Kobalt to administer Elvis songs catalogue

By | Published on Tuesday 20 December 2016

Elvis Presley

Kobalt has signed a deal with the Authentic Brands Group and Elvis Presley Enterprises to administer the Presley estate’s interests in the late king of rock n roll’s songs catalogue, he having co-published many of the songs he recorded even when he didn’t write them.

“We are THRILLED to partner with Kobalt to ensure that Elvis’s legacy as the king of rock n roll lives on forever”, says Jamie Salter, Chairman and CEO of ABG.

Because it’s Christmas and everyone is in a good mood (and possibly drunk), he isn’t the only one far too excited about all of this.

“We are THRILLED to represent such an iconic artist and a catalogue of such timeless songs”, squeals Kobalt’s Laurent Hubert. “There is not a more groundbreaking artist that fits so well with Kobalt’s innovative approach to the music business”.

OK, I suppose getting your hands on all those songs Elvis made famous is something to be excited about. Still, it might be an idea to temper your language a bit, guys. You don’t want to get too carried away.

“This is an absolutely momentous deal”, booms Kobalt CEO Willard Ahdritz, apparently having listened to nothing I just said. “We are happy to be working with Authentic Brands Group and are humbled by the great job they do. Elvis’s music will continue to influence future generations and we are honoured to be a part of that”.

Uh huh huh.