CANNES, France (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Music publisher and rights agency Kobalt Music Group has sealed a deal to administer the entire catalogue of jazz legend Miles Davis.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kobalt oversee worldwide administration of the Miles Davis catalog on behalf of Miles Davis Properties LLC, the company formed by the Davis family estate. Kobalt’s global synch licensing and creative teams will actively look for opportunities exploit his works for use in motion pictures, TV, advertising and other media.
Davis is widely regarded as one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the past century and his publishing catalogue includes over one hundred songs that appeared on such legendary albums as Kind of Blue (Legacy/Columbia), the all time best-selling record in jazz, Bitches Brew (Legacy/Sony Music Distribution), Birth of the Cool (Blue Note), and ’Round About Midnight (Legacy/Columbia/Legacy) among many others.
Most recently, a box set was released entitled The Original Mono Recordings, a nine-CD set of Davis’early Columbia albums. Miles At The Fillmore– Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol.3 is due for release on March 25. As well, a biopic of Davis, featuring Don Cheadle as the jazz great is currently in is currently in pre-production stages. – Staff Writers