Successfully release your music without giving up ownership and control.
Built for independent artists. Whether you’re an aspiring artist looking for distribution and support, or a stadium headliner wanting to stay independent, we’ve got all the options you need.
For established artists, Kobalt offers the expertise and hands on support to successfully release your music around the world – while you still own and control your work.Learn more
AWAL has the platform and tools you need to succeed on your own. Distribute, monetize, and get insight into your music across iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and many more.Visit AWAL
Benefit from more freedom and control
With our flexible contracts, you have more say over your work—and your future. You’re free to make the artistic decisions that are best for you.
You retain 100% ownership and control of your recordings.
With simple rates, we distribute all income received, and provide line-by-line detail.
Our contracts are artist friendly, with no hidden lock-in and no retention periods.
Every release has a dedicated project manager with extensive major release experience.
From retail to digital, we create powerful, personalized campaigns to drive the success of your release around the world.
The global coordination of each release is managed by our international teams in London, New York, and Los Angeles, with local marketing teams in key territories.
An expert team, at your serviceOur global team is passionate about your music, and with deep music industry experience, provides expert help with your release every step of the way.
Global digital and physical distribution
With direct relationships with the leading music services today, we offer best-in-class digital distribution. We also make it easy to manufacture and distribute physical. We can work with you to approve licensees on a case-by-case basis, so you’re always in control.SEE OUR PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
KOBALT PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
USA ALLIANCE / SUPER D
JAPAN SONY MUSIC / HOSTESS / TRAFFIC
GERMANY / SWITZERLAND / AUSTRIA ROUGH TRADE / GOOD TO GO
GREECE FEEL GOOD
SOUTH AFRICA JUST MUSIC
SPAIN/ PORTUGAL POPSTOCK EVERLASTING
CANADA SONY MUSIC
LATIN AMERICA SONY MUSIC
ASIA LOVE DA
BELGIUM/ THE NETHERLANDS V2
RUSSIA/CIS SOYUZ MUSIC
POLAND / CZECH REPUBLIC MYSTIC PRODUCTION
NEW ZEALAND RHYTHM METHOD
Powerful, transparent reporting
We show you everything. Every piece of data collected by Kobalt feeds into the Kobalt portal and app, so you have access to all your data, all the time. We’re also there to answer all your questions about royalty earnings, statements, rates, and much more.Discover our products
Proactive synch and brand deals
We work releases early to place your music in advertisements, TV shows, video games, films, and trailers. With over 50 synch and brand experts across 25 countries, our team proactively matches artists and writers with opportunities around the world.LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SYNCH SERVICES
Quarterly processing and payment to collection societies and publishers.
We work with our partners to pro-actively for scanning and takedowns.
Collecting the label share of neighbouring rights income around the world.
Managing all metadata and label copy, chart registrations, and issuing of ISRCs and UPCs.
Our expert team fulfills all of your licensing obligations required to release a record globally. We take care of all the administrative details, leaving you free to concentrate on what matters most—your music.
We are taking on the restrictive legacy of the traditional music business and replacing it with transparent, smart, artist-friendly solutions that help creators stay in control of their careers.
Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt Founder & CEO
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