Best distribution companies in 2022

At RouteNote we provide all of the tools independent artists and labels need to distribute, earn money from and analyse their music online.

RouteNote vs. AWAL – music distribution platforms compared

AWAL’s tight submission process and revenue cuts make the music distribution service unsuitable for smaller and large independent artists.

Sony Music complete their acquisition of AWAL for $430m, as UK body CMA investigate the deal

Sony Music have completed their purchase of Kobalt’s AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights for $430 million.

Independent distributors AWAL have just been sold to major label Sony Music

Two of Kobalts biggest assets have just been sold to major label Sony, including their independent distribution label AWAL.

Bob Lefsetz Lets Us Know His Trends for 2019 – Decline of Major Labels and Hip-Hop

Bob Lefsetz (the famed music journalist) has published his latest Trends report. The report provides some interesting insights into what he sees happening over the next year or so. The major labels will lose power….