The 5Ws: Al “Butter” McLean

The 5Ws: Al “Butter” McLean

Originally published on The Industry Cosign July 9, 2015

Who: Al “Butter” McLean
What: Kobalt Music Publishing Inc.
Why: Kobalt Music offers its clients a variety of services including creative services, administration, sync & brand partnerships, global licensing management, neighboring rights, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, online data and royalty statements, record release management, and digital marketing/monetization. Kobalt represents over 8,000 songwriters and over 500 publishing companies worldwide including many of the world’s greatest artists and songwriters such as 50 Cent, Yo Gotti, Hip HopVille, Chuck Harmony, Empire Distribution, LeCrae, Robert Glasper, Beck, Dr. Luke, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Slip N’Slide (Rick Ross), Maroon 5, Max Martin, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Rya Tedder, Sam Smith, Skrillex, and others. Our full roster can be found at

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Where: Based in Atlanta, GA, however Kobalt has offices in London, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Stockholm and Sydney
When: 12 years
Title: Senior Vice President, Creative at Kobalt Music
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