In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Bridgette Kontner, A&R, sat down with Renao to chat about their mutual
Young The Giant – ACT 1: ORIGINS
With a selective, curated roster, we’re able to give our artists a higher quality of service that goes far beyond
Alfie Templeman – Mellow Moon
BANKS – Serpentina
This past March, in honor of Women’s History Month and our continuous effort to celebrate underrepresented communities, we hosted the
The almighty record deal — sought after, vilified, ever-evolving — boils down to words on a page, and those words
We’re excited to announce the renewal of our global recordings deal with Australian indie rock foursome Spacey Jane. The deal
We are excited to announced a worldwide deal with rising R&B artist, Tora-i. The AWAL Recordings deal offers Tora-i a
We’re excited to announce we have extended our existing agreement with Tom Misch, as he gears up for his next
We’re excited to announce a worldwide deal with the UK Electronic producer duo, Jungle. The AWAL recordings deal offers the duo
We are excited to announce a global deal with singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Payton. AWAL will provide Payton a full
Today, we’re featuring a guest post from Benjamin Groff. Benjamin is a music executive who’s worked over 25 years in
We’re excited to announce a global deal with Joesef. AWAL will provide Joesef and his team a full range of
Today we’ve announced findings from an analysis of streaming royalty data for our AWAL artists. From the year-over-year analysis, we
We’re excited to announce a renewed partnership with English indie rock band, The Wombats. The deal for the new album
We’re excited to announce a renewed partnership with Simbi Ajikawo, the British rapper, songwriter and actor, better known as Little
We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM), and select AWAL artists
We’re happy to announce a global deal with Mexican-American artist Alaina Castillo via Chosen People. The AWAL Recordings deal offers
Things fall apart. Just ask your neighborhood tour manager.
You miss 100% of the moonshots you don’t take.
#nofilter hasn’t aged so hot.
We’re happy to announce a global deal with singer, songwriter, and producer, mxmtoon. The AWAL Recordings deal offers mxmtoon a
Lucas Keller’s serving world domination with a smile : )
Happy to announcee the hiring of Pete Giberga as Head of A&R, North America. Based in Kobalt’s New York office,
Who gon’ see the future first?
We’re happy to announce a global deal with indie rock band, Spacey Jane. The AWAL Recordings deal offers Spacey Jane
Something miraculous happened between 1.5 and 2.8 million years ago. Scientists swear it. 2001: A Space Odyssey swears it, too.
“Think like a fish, not a fisherman.”
Close Talker like to say f*ck it.
We’re happy to announce an exclusive worldwide recordings deal with indie pop producer and songwriter, girl in red. The AWAL
Jet to Reykjavik, mythical Iceland’s coastal hub, and your first airport music encounter will in all likelihood involve some timely
We’re happy to announce the hire of Jennifer Kirell as VP, Catalog Marketing. Based in Kobalt’s New York office, Jennifer
Platinum recording artist RaeLynn has inked a worldwide recording deal with Round Here Records – the newly-formed label created by
What’s an ocean to a kid with an internet connection? Still an awful lot of water to cross.
Marie Ulven reads minds.
We’re happy to announce the promotion of Nicki Shamel to the position of Vice President, Digital Sales & Account Management,
UK Artists Millie Turner, Litany, Iyamah and MAX RAD Set for a Week of Global Collaborations with Prominent Nashville Songwriters
We’re happy to announce the promotion of Aaron Bogucki to Vice President, Marketing. Based in Kobalt’s London office, Bogucki will
This is the second piece featuring tour manager Stacy Wiseman. Click here for the first read.
Several years ago, before 10s of 1000s of people shared her design work, when “FEWOCiOUS” was just a tough-love chat
We’re excited to announce that AWAL and Icelandair have reached a partnership to support a showcase of amazing Icelandic, Nordic
The AWAL Reading List is a quarterly installment that aggregates noteworthy articles for rising artists and managers to sink their
We’re happy to announce the hiring of Sam Potts as vice president, promotion. Based in Kobalt’s London office, Potts will
Formats rule everything around us.
We’re happy to announce an exclusive worldwide deal, with Simon Fuller’s new global pop group, Now United. The AWAL recordings
An advertisement is an attempt to purchase attention.
Appointment viewing is back in style in England. Synchs? En vogue.
Stacy Wiseman has devoted her last decade to learning the ins and outs of the live music business. She has
Once upon a time in hip-hop, release dates felt like empty promises, and bated breath became the default setting for
AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced worldwide recordings deals with artists Franc Moody and Joe Hertz formalising AWAL’s partnership with
We’re happy to announce a worldwide partnership with Round Here Records, a newly-formed label created by trailblazing Florida Georgia Line
AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a year-long partnership with PRS Foundation for its flagship fund, Women Make Music, which
Our hard drives and servers fold under the weight of what we’ve forgotten: buried downloads, ancient playlists, all the photos
This article provides a series of thought experiments to think about basic income forecasting from streaming a bit differently. It
Obstacles crumble when you know how to stretch a dollar.
We recommend playing Billy Meets World for at least 30 seconds before continuing. Godspeed.
AWAL, Kobalt’s recorded music company, announced the hiring of Bianca Bhagat as senior vice president, synch & brand partnerships, AWAL.
2019’s hardly half over and it’s already delivered some of the best music journalism in recent memory. We’ve got deep
AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced an exclusive, worldwide partnership deal with Snoh Aalegra and Artium Recordings. The AWAL deal
Touring’s been a thing since our ancient ancestors wandered from cave to cave in search of the kind of naturally
We’re happy to announce a worldwide deal with indie rock band, Cold War Kids. The AWAL recordings deal offers the
If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent many nights submarining through YouTube’s oceanic depths, downing related video after related video
Singer. Songwriter. Actor. Author. Over the last decade, Simon Curtis has flipped just about every medium he can find into
Records are breaking left and right.
We’re happy to announce an upstream deal with musician, Angie McMahon. The AWAL Recordings deal offers McMahon a full range of
You can Venmo your friend money before you finish this sentence.
in2une, AWAL’s radio promotion business, today announced the hiring of Jessica Johnson as Director of Promotion, Rock Formats. Based on
We’re happy to announce a new recordings deal with artist and producer, Steve Lacy via 3QTR. The AWAL recordings deal offers
To close mental health awareness month on a powerful note, Kiana Fitzgerald (FADER, Complex, NPR, Rolling Stone) pens a guest
It’s too easy to let what matters most slip away.
We’re happy to announce the hiring of Daniel Stuart as senior vice president, business affairs, United States. Based in AWAL’s
“How Did You Manage That” is a new podcast created by the MMF focused on getting inside the minds of
We’re happy to announce our “A World Artists Love” programming and stage at this year’s The Great Escape, which is taking place
We’re happy to announce an exclusive worldwide recordings partnership with LA-based independent label In Real Life. The deal will leverage AWAL
Artists have always shaped music’s future, and tech has always shaped how they do it. When you retrace our industry’s steps, macro
We’re happy to announce an exclusive worldwide deal with the established LA-based independent label, SideOne Dummy Records. The worldwide deal will
We’re excited to announce that AWAL will take to the airwaves with the launch of a biweekly residency, ‘A World
We’re thrilled to announce the hiring of Thomas Fiss as Vice President, Strategic Marketing, North America. Based in AWAL’s Los
Creative directors help convert audible messages and emotions into stimuli for the eyes, and they do it while adhering to
Matchmaker. Money hunter. Happy to help. Music publishers are our industry’s backbone. Without them, many special songs would never get
We’re happy to announce the recent hiring of Delphine Ferre as Marketing Director, France. Based in Paris, Delphine will oversee
Building Your Dream Team breaks down the fundamental members of an artist’s operation through the 5Ws lens: Who, What, When,
Tucked away in a modest East LA neighborhood, among trinkets, sketches, Murakami pillows, and a sweetheart dog named Pepper, there’s
We’re happy to announce an exclusive worldwide recording deal with UK-based independent label, B-Unique. The worldwide deal will leverage AWAL
We’re happy to announce an exclusive worldwide recording deal with singer-songwriter, Millie Turner. The AWAL recordings deal offers Turner a
Luck favors the self-reliant.
You know the narrative. Once upon a time, when terrestrial radio reigned supreme, jockeys, DJs, and programmers handpicked which artists
Dollars can only do so much damage without the right strategy. Managers, artists, and marketers discuss what to think through
It’s tough to talk about Fadil El Ghoul without running out of breath. The DJ / producer / remixer /
We made a wonderful, colorful infographic to help you put your eggs in the proper baskets. This is the second
Content kings and queens discuss the key component of music marketing: artistry itself. This is the third piece in a
Dig into the different ways constant feedback and early fans can lead to better music marketing campaigns. This is the
Bold billboard campaigns, clever digital ad hacks, and hall of fame music marketing ideas await you. This is the fifth
Welcome to #nofilter, a recurring interview series that gives standout artists room to breathe.
We’re happy to welcome Chris Hardy to the AWAL family as Head of Operations, Canada. Based in AWAL’s newly announced
We’re happy to announce an exclusive, long-term worldwide recordings deal with artist, Omar Apollo. AWAL recordings deal offers Apollo a full
We’re happy to unveil our plans to take over legendary Austin music venue, Antone’s at this year’s SXSW on March
It’s not easy to write your story the right way. Enter music publicists, battle-tested word warriors with an eagle eye view
Building Your Dream Team: The Music Publicist