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AWAL Signs Worldwide Recordings Deal With Rising Country Artist, Austin Burke
JULY 12, 2018 -
New Deal Comes on the Back of AWAL Global Distribution of Burke’s Self-Titled EP, which Amassed More than 50 Million Streams
AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a worldwide recordings deal with country music artist, Austin Burke. The AWAL recordings deal offers Burke; his label partner, Go Long Entertainment; and his management company, 287 Entertainment, a full range of services, including global marketing, campaign coordination, synch licensing, global distribution and radio promotion from AWAL’s newly acquired partner, in2une Music. AWAL’s partnership with Burke began with global distribution services then progressed after the success of his self-titled EP, which saw more than 50 million streams.
Ron Cerrito, AWAL President, North America said of the deal, “We couldn’t be more excited to continue our partnership with Austin. We’ve watched him steadily gain momentum in the country music community and look forward to continued collaboration on his growth path as an independent country artist.”
Based in Nashville, Austin Burke released his self-titled EP in 2017. His songs, “Whole Lot in Love” and “Sleepin’ Around,” have been featured on Spotify’s Hot Country, Apple’s Breaking Country, Amazon’s Introducing: Country and received support on Sirius XM’s The Highway. “Whole Lot in Love” is his highest streaming song to date with more than 40 million combined streams.
Austin Burke added, “I am very excited to partner with AWAL. They have the team and experience to take my career to the next level. It’s time to get to work and hit the road to meet all of my incredible fans. This is just the beginning.”
Burke is currently touring the U.S. this summer, which includes festivals; Faster Horses in Brooklyn, Mich. on July 20 and Watershed at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash. on August 4. He will be releasing an acoustic version of “Whole Lot in Love” later this month with plans to release new music before the end of the year. Visit AustinBurkeMusic.com or find him on socials for all the latest tour dates and information.
AWAL is Kobalt's unique alternative to the traditional music label, offering artists and independent labels a range of services without having to give up ownership or control. With local offices around the world, AWAL's services include marketing and release management, A&R, funding, playlist promotion, radio & PR, YouTube monetization, global distribution and access to real-time comprehensive music data and insights through the AWAL App. AWAL’s roster ranges from new, breaking artists to global successes, including Lauv, R3HAB, Tom Misch, Bruno Major, The Wombats, VÉRITÉ, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yung Lean, and more. As a Kobalt company, AWAL is at the forefront of technology, empowering artists, and driving transparency across the industry.
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