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SideOne Dummy Records Inks Global Deal With AWAL

Sideone dummyKobalt's AWAL has inked an exclusive worldwide deal with the seminal independent SideOne Dummy Records. The worldwide deal will leverage both AWAL distribution and marketing.

Based in LA, SideOne Dummy Records was founded in 1995 by Joe Sib & Bill Armstrong. The label has launched the careers of Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Title Fight, PUP, and Audra Mae. Current artists include Xavier Rudd, Rozwell Kid and Nahko And Medicine For The People.

The label also created and released the successful Warped Tour Compilation series and has received multiple Gold and Platinum sales awards.

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Lonny Olinick, AWAL, CEO, commented, “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.”


Sideone dummyBill Armstrong, SideOne Dummy Records co-founder added, “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.”


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