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SideOneDummy Records allies with AWAL

By | Published on Tuesday 30 April 2019

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Kobalt’s AWAL has announced one of those exclusive distribution and services deals with LA-based independent label SideOneDummy Records. And if you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe it when Lonny says so.

Says AWAL CEO Lonny Olinick: “AWAL is proud to work with the best artists and labels across genres. Signing this deal with SideOneDummy 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”.

Still not believing this news? Well, what about Bill? You’ve gotta trust Bill. “We have been fans of Kobalt for many years and have watched them grow from the sidelines”, says SideOneDummy Records co-founder Bill Armstrong. “We have been impressed with their forward thinking, independent spirit, transparency and creative initiatives”.

He goes on: “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”.

In its nearly 25 years in business, SideOneDummy Records has worked with the likes of The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello. Current acts include Xavier Rudd and Rozwell Kid.



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