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AWAL is a recorded music services firm that provides music distribution service for independent artists. Read more

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LANDR is AWAL's biggest rival. LANDR was founded in 2012, and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. LANDR competes in the Application Software industry. LANDR generates $92.9M less revenue vs. AWAL.

CD Baby is one of AWAL's top competitors. CD Baby's headquarters is in Portland, Oregon, and was founded in 1998. Like AWAL, CD Baby also works within the Movies & Entertainment sector. CD Baby generates 110% of AWAL's revenue.

DistroKid is seen as one of AWAL's top competitors. DistroKid is a Private company that was founded in 2013 in New York, New York. DistroKid operates in the Internet Software industry. Compared to AWAL, DistroKid has 470 fewer employees.


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February 2, 2021Music Week

What does Sony's acquisition of AWAL mean for independent artists?

AWAL has been snapped up by Sony Music for $430m in a deal that the indie sector will be watching clo... See more »
February 2, 2021FinanzNachrichten

Sony Music To Buy Kobalt's AWAL For $430 Mln

TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to buy 100% of the shares and related assets of... See more »
September 3, 2020Music Week

AWAL label boss Paul Hitchman on the Ivor Novello winner

Little Simz won in the Best Album category at The Ivors. Here, AWAL president Paul Hitchman reacts to... See more »
September 1, 2020Music Week

AWAL ascends to top tier with 'incredible growth' | Labels | Music Week

Kobalt label's president Paul Hitchman says Ivor Novello Awards nominations are the result of indepen... See more »
June 19, 2020Complete Music Update

Little Simz renews AWAL deal

Kobalt's AWAL recordings division has renewed its artist services deal with Simbi Ajikawo, aka Little... See more »
May 13, 2020Music Business Worldwide

AWAL partners with Zoom & United Nations for COVID-19 response

Initiative will see AWAL artists support and amplify United Nations key messagesThe post AWAL partner... See more »
May 12, 2020Music Business Worldwide

AWAL signs global deal with Alaina Castillo & Chosen People

Artist was named as the US representative for Spotify's global artist program, RADARThe post AWAL sig... See more »

AWAL Blogs

June 18, 2020AWAL Blog

AWAL and Little Simz Team Up Again For Highly Anticipated Album

We're excited to announce a renewed partnership with Simbi Ajikawo, the British rapper,&n... See more »
May 5, 2020AWAL Blog

Crisis Management: A Road Warrior's Battle With COVID Fallout

Things fall apart. Just ask your neighborhood tour manager.... See more »
February 12, 2020AWAL Blog

Managing Up: From Shopping Carts to "Sicko Mode"

You miss 100% of the moonshots you don’t take. ... See more »
January 29, 2020AWAL Blog

Augment THIS: The Social Power of Pink Balaclava AR

#nofilter hasn’t aged so hot. ... See more »
January 15, 2020AWAL Blog

400M+ Sold: Uncut Gems From A Music Supermanager

Lucas Keller’s serving world domination with a smile : )... See more »
January 8, 2020AWAL Blog

New Decade, New Reads: 2020 Music Industry Stories

Every quarter, the AWAL Reading List rounds up noteworthy articles for rising artists and... See more »
January 6, 2020AWAL Blog

Welcoming Australian Indie Band, Spacey Jane

We're happy to announce a global deal with indie rock band, Spacey Jane. The AWAL Recordi... See more »

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AWAL Summary



AWAL is a recorded music services firm that provides music distribution service for independent artists. AWAL was founded in 1997. AWAL's headquarters is located in London, England, GB EC4R 3TE. AWAL's CEO, Lonny Olinick, currently has an approval ra...


AWAL's CEO, Lonny Olinick, currently has an approval rating of 80%. AWAL's primary competitors are LANDR, CD Baby & DistroKid.


Frequently Asked Questions about AWAL

  1. When was AWAL founded?

    AWAL was founded in 1997
  2. Who is AWAL's CEO?

    AWAL's CEO is Lonny Olinick
  3. How much revenue does AWAL generate?

    AWAL generates $111.5M in revenue
  4. How much funding does AWAL have?

    AWAL has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is AWAL's headquarters?

    AWAL's headquarters is in London England, GB
  2. How many employees does AWAL have?

    AWAL has 650 employees
  3. What sector does AWAL operate in?

    AWAL is in Movies & Entertainment, Broadcasting
  4. Who are AWAL's competitors?

    AWAL's top competitors are LANDR, CD Baby, DistroKid