Dave Stewart Partners With Kobalt Label Services on New Album 'Lucky Numbers'

KLS will be the exclusive worldwide label-services partner on the release, excluding Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where the set will be handled by Membran.

Veteran British musician and entrepreneur Dave Stewart has teamed with Kobalt Label Services for the global release of his album Lucky Numbers, set to arrive Sept. 30 through the artist's own label Weapons of Mass Entertainment.

KLS will be the exclusive worldwide label-services partner on the release, excluding Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where the set will be handled by Membran.

Under the arrangement, KLS will market and distribute Lucky Numbers through its global digital platform and network of physical distribution partners.

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The album's first single, "Every Single Night" featuring Martina McBride, hit U.S. radio Aug. 13.

Stewart has a long-time relationship with Kobalt in the music publishing field. In 2009, he struck a deal by which Kobalt would administer his songs and the company's international sync licensing team and agents would represent him for film, TV, advertising, ringtones, games and other media.

That relationship was extended in April, when Stewart struck a deal with Kobalt’s rights division to represent his repertoire worldwide.

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"I’ve had a really great relationship with Kobalt for over five years, and it seemed natural to me, when they started KLS, to continue working with such a great company," Stewart said.

Stewart’s career spans more than three decades and an estimated 100 million album sales. He's best known as half of the Eurythmics, the Annie Lennox-fronted synth-pop band that had a raft of hits including "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Here Comes the Rain Again" and "Would I Lie to You?"

Stewart also is a distinguished producer who has worked with such musicians as Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan and the Neville Brothers.

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