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AWAL will deliver your content worldwide to the major online stores and digital services on a no-fee basis. We will never charge you to encode, upload and deliver your music, instead we work solely on a 15% distribution commission. Our thirty day rolling term gives you the flexibility and freedom to control your digital business. The business of music is an ever changing industry, and we recognise that artistic and financial freedom are cornerstones of this evolution. AWAL’s services include:
· Worldwide delivery to more than 200 digital stores and services, including all the leading ones from iTunes to Amazon, Spotify to Beatport, eMusic to Shazam, Rdio to Deezer
· Fast turnaround from content upload to delivery to the stores (AWAL has “live direct” status with iTunes which means that deliveries are made live in iTunes almost instantly)
· Detailed and transparent monthly sales reporting and accounting, that clearly shows all downloads and streams broken down by product/track and retailer
· Our retail sales team works with our digital retail partners to obtain store promotions, editorial coverage and high profile placement in the stores for AWAL releases
· Client support from our expert Operations team
We will account for sales to you monthly, and within 45 days of the end of the calendar month. We deduct our 15% distribution commission and send you the balance by bank transfer or Paypal.
We will advise you on royalty statements if the songwriters mechanical royalties have been deducted at the source. Please note that the songwriter’s mechanicals are the responsibility of you the client unless advised otherwise on your statement. Some digital stores in various territories pay these directly under a blanket agreement - some do not. Please check your statements.
We can arrange priority processing and delivery tailored to your specific needs. Please contact us directly at email@example.com.
Download the simple, user-friendly AWAL agreement. Make sure you understand that you have the rights to whatever you send to us.
We have a Frequently Asked Questions page, which is a good starting point for any queries you might have.
If you aren’t currently an AWAL client, don’t have login details for the website or would like to submit your release via post, email us for assistance.
We will encode and deliver as soon as possible, usually within days. The digital stores have their own rules and guidelines, so please allow plenty of lead time. Six weeks prior should be an ample amount of time to meet an agreed upon release date.
AWAL is part of the Kobalt Music Group, the leading independent music services company. Kobalt offers unparalleled transparency, global copyright administration, creative and synch services, royalty collection and label services to many of the world’s top songwriters, artists, publishers and labels.
Kobalt Label Services (KLS) empowers recording owners with a full-service solution to releasing and marketing records while maintaining ownership of their masters. Established as an alternative to the traditional record label model, KLS maximizes client opportunities and revenues from global digital retail, traditional physical retail, audio and video streaming, synch licensing, D2C and social media services.
AWAL provides digital sales and distribution for Kobalt Label Services clients, including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Pet Shop Boys, Prince, Maya Jane Coles and many more.
AWAL can offer selected AWAL clients the opportunity to use Kobalt’s Label Services team for additional services such as digital marketing, label management, and where appropriate physical distribution and local marketing plans in international territories. Please email AWAL marketing if you’re interested in finding out more, and visit kobaltmusic.com for more information on Kobalt Music Group and Kobalt Label Services.