AWAL has announced an exclusive worldwide deal with LA-based indie SideOne Dummy Records.
The rock label will draw upon AWAL’s global digital and traditional distribution, as well as marketing to maximise the opportunities and promotion of its artist roster and catalogue. SideOne Dummy will work in tandem with AWAL’s global marketing, radio promotion, global distribution and data analytics teams.
The deal follows a global partnership between Glassnote Records and Kobalt’s recordings division. Jade Bird is the first UK Glassnote artist to benefit from the AWAL collaboration.
Lonny Olinick, AWAL CEO, said: “AWAL is proud to work with the best artists and labels across genres. Signing this deal with SideOne Dummy Records is an amazing opportunity for AWAL to continue this tradition with a legendary indie label. Whether working in punk, indie rock, or with singer songwriters, their team has created an artist friendly label focused on true artist development. They have bold ambitions to expand SideOneDummy.”
Bill Armstrong, SideOneDummy Records co-founder, said: “We have been fans of Kobalt for many years and have watched them grow from the sidelines. We have been impressed with their forward thinking, independent spirit, transparency and creative initiatives. Our meetings with Lonny, combined with how much he knows and understands our company culture made AWAL the natural next step into the future for SideOneDummy. The evolution of the music business has been dramatic in recent years and Kobalt is leading the charge, we are thrilled to be a part of it."
Founded in 1995 by Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong (pictured), SideOne Dummy Records launched artists including The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello. Its current roster includes Xavier Rudd, Rozwell Kid and Nahko And Medicine For The People. The label also created and released the annual Warped Tour Compilation series.