AWAL have extended their existing deal with English musician and producer Tom Misch.
With AWAL, Misch prepares for his third album, the sequel to his 2018 debut with De La Soul. Geography and 2020s What type of musica collaborative album with jazz drummer Yussef Dayes.
In just a few years, Misch’s catalog has garnered him over 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over a billion streams worldwide.
UK, Geography reached #8 on the Official Albums Chart and #2 on the US Jazz Charts.
Misch has also worked as a backstage producer for Grammy-nominated artists such as Michael Kiwanuka and Jorja Smith, as well as former winner John Legend.
“Tom is a pioneer not only with his music, but also in the way he has built such deep bonds with his audience.”
Lonny Olinick, AWAL
“Tom is a pioneer not only with his music, but also in the way he has made such deep connections with his audience,” said AWAL CEO Lonny Olinick.
“He has been an important priority for AWAL since day one and has proven to be a role model for so many other artists. We believe Tom’s talent will continue to drive it forward and we are excited to build on his success. already amazing.
“Tom Misch is one of the most important and successful artists in AWAL history.”
Matt Riley, AWAL
Matt Riley, Head of A&R UK at AWAL, added: “Tom Misch is one of the most important and successful artists in AWAL’s history.
“We’ve worked with Tom and his manager Duncan Murray from day one and it’s been an ever-growing and exceptionally successful partnership with over a billion streams to date.
“First, however, we are thrilled to continue working with such special musical talent whose originality and consistency shines through.”
Naturally, Misch’s success makes him a key asset in AWAL’s future relationship with Sony Music Entertainment, which acquired AWAL in a deal worth $430 million (pending erases the usual regulatory conditions).
In February, MBW revealed that Sony Music Entertainment (SME) had entered into a definitive agreement with Kobalt Music Group to acquire AWAL, the recorded music service company that works with independent artists such as Jungle, Finneas, Nick Cave & The Bad. Seeds and Little Simz.
The transaction price is $430 million.
“Our investment in AWAL’s continued growth gives us another level of service to offer the independent music community,” Sony Music Group Chairman Rob Stringer said at the time.
“With their flexible solutions for building artist careers, together we’ll give creators more exciting choices to connect with their audiences around the world.”The music industry around the world