Janet Perez has been named Cobalt’s president and chief operating officer. In his new position, Laurent Hubert, chief executive of Perez and Cobalt, will manage the company’s day-to-day operations.
Cobalt is a leading rights management and publishing company founded by Willard Ahdritz in 2000 and also provides label services and neighborhood rights. Its creators – lyricists, producers and artists – are able to manage their rights and royalties through the online portal owned by Cobalt.
Perez was previously the Chief Experience Officer and was in charge of creative A&R, overseeing publishing activities as well as the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Perez also maintains sync and oversees brand partnerships, business development, marketing, international offices and writer-publisher relationships.
Hubert said: “I am thrilled to announce Janet’s promotion as Cobalt’s president and COO. Over the past few years, Janet has played a key role in Cobalt’s success. From building one of the best sync teams in the business to advancing Cobalt’s core DEI initiative, he’s an integral part of the company. I am thrilled to be able to work in close partnership with him and achieve new milestones for our clients. ”
“From the moment I joined Cobalt, I knew Janet would be a great leader,” said Ahdritz, founder and chairman. “He has an innate understanding of our culture and always leads with the best interests of our clients in mind. He delivers at the highest level and consistently sets new standards for the services of artists and lyricists. The music industry needs more leaders like Janet, and I’m thrilled to have her job with Laurent and take over as President and COO, a role that will allow her to play a more important role in our success.
Perez commented: “Thanks to Willard, Laurent and the entire Cobalt family for the opportunity to be promoted to executive within the company. Cobalt is a music company that truly embraces the meaning of being innovative, honest and transparent. Cobalt has become a major destination for artists and songwriters, and I am thrilled to be working closely with Laurent and the entire Cobalt team to build on Willard’s future vision and the artists’ first vision.