The Lady Gaga songwriter and Grammy nominated producer will launch the business alongside his Cherrytree Records. The imprint has been behind US releases by the likes of Ellie Goulding and La Roux.
Kobalt’s role will be to provide funding, administration and creative services to the new venture.
Martin said: ‘I’m excited to be starting Cherrytree Music Publishing in partnership with Kobalt, Richard and especially Benjamin Groff who’s been a good friend and colleague for a long time.
‘With their expert support, I’m looking forward to extending the Cherrytree philosophy to protect and amplify our recording artists’ and management clients’ creative visions to serve songwriters with the same attention and care.’
Benjamin Groff, executive vice-president of creative at Kobalt added: ‘Martin has one of the best track records in the music business; in signing, developing and breaking many of the biggest recording artists in the world.’
Visit www.cherrytreerecords.com for more information.