AWAL (originally Artists Without A Label) is a recorded music company offering distribution and other services to artists and independent labels. It operates as part of Kobalt Music Group.
In March 2018, Kobalt Music Group announced it would be investing $150m in the growth of AWAL.
Artists and labels who have been AWAL clients include Kim Petras, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Little Simz, plus label partners like Glassnote Records.
Artists signed to AWAL keep ownership of their copyrights.
In Kobalt’s FY2019, to the end of June 2019, AWAL saw its revenues increase by 86% year-on-year to $111.5m.
Acquisition of In2une
In June 2018, AWAL acquired New York-based independent radio promotion company In2une.
Founded in 2007 by Dale Connone, in2une handles multi-format radio promotion for independent labels and artists, in addition to other services including playlisting, social & digital strategy, and campus promotion.Music Business Worldwide