Ari Herstand (Ari's Take)

Thanks a million Ari...Great stuff mate !!
I have a number of releases through CDbaby and Tunecore.
I'm just about to release a new album and singles with AWAL/KOBALT.

I'm like to transfer all my back catalogue over to keep under the one roof.
Your thoughts on this please ?

I have a monetized youtube partnership with for my channel....nothing at all showing up from an earnings perspective even though my videos are getting thousands of plays/views.

Should I be allowing the partnership to AWAL/KOBALT...transferring away from Youtube ?

All the best

Rhett May

Ari Herstand (Ari's Take) responded on 07/20/2016

Kobalt/Awal are one of the best in the biz right now (so I've heard). You should be good to transfer everything over to them, but you should ask your AWAL rep if they can keep your play counts (on streaming services like Spotify) and your reviews (on iTunes, Amazon, etc). That is a much more involved process and doesn't always work. That's the biggest loss when transferring distributors.

Keep me updated with how it goes with Kobalt/Awal.

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