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Area served
ProductsDigital delivery (music)
ServicesOn-demand music distribution
ParentKobalt Music Group

AWAL UK Ltd (an acronym meaning Artists Without A Label) is a UK-based digital distribution and label services company.[1] Since December 2011 AWAL has been wholly owned by the Kobalt Music Group.[2] The company was founded by record producers Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby.[3]

AWAL offers clients digital distribution, marketing services and advanced data analytics.[4] AWAL has relationships with every major online retailer and DSP, including iTunes, AmazonMP3, 7digital, Rhapsody, eMusic, and Spotify, as well as its own direct-to-consumer platform. The company represents nearly 8000 artists and labels globally,[5] with clients including Radiohead, Moby, Beck and more recently the now London based 'God father of Iranian rap' Hichkas.[6] [7]

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  1. ^ Artists Without a label Music deals that dance to a different tune
  2. ^ AWAL + Kobalt Press Release
  3. ^ Lindvall, Helienne. "Behind the music: Awal keeps digital royalties from going awol". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  4. ^ Kobalt Kick Starts New Label Services Division
  5. ^ High street woes signal the final demise of the CD
  6. ^ AWAL Catalogue Archived May 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away". AWAL. Archived from the original on 14 December 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  9. ^ Spotify goes AWAL and updates with 43,253 tracks
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