AWAL Announces Plans for New Toronto Office

Courtesy of AWAL


The Kobalt-owned music company is currently staffing up with a number of open positions.

AWAL announced Tuesday (Dec. 11) the opening of a new office in Toronto, Canada, set to open in early 2019 with the aim of growing the company's North American presence and providing greater resources for artists in Canada.

The company also announced open roles in marketing, client relations, A&R and more to be based in the office, all of which are available for review via the Kobalt website.

"In the last year, we’ve made a series of moves to strengthen our global artist services to help them thrive across the globe," said AWAL CEO Lonny Olinick in a statement. "As a result, the AWAL business has more than doubled. AWAL’s expansion to Canada’s number one music market reasserts our commitment to support artist and label clients globally. And we have even more planned in the coming months."

This year, AWAL has doubled it's staff an increased the artist roster by 50 person. In addition, the company recently received a $150 million investment from Kobalt and began a partnership with Glassnote Music. It also acquired In2une, a radio promotion and music marketing company.

"The Canadian market is incredibly robust and diverse," added AWAL President, North America Ron Cerrito. Toronto is home to some of today’s biggest acts and we’re lucky to work with some independent trailblazers who have gotten their start in the city, ranging from deadmau5 to Mormor. As we grow, it’s crucial that we build out our team and have on the ground support for even more independent artists and labels."