You are officially an AWAL member! ! Now that you’re in, follow the step-by-step instructions below to successfully set up your account and upload your first release:
- Step 1: Log in to your AWAL Portal
- Step 2: Set up your payment details
- Step 3: Upload your first release with AWAL
Step 1: Log in to your AWAL Portal
Step 2: Set up your payment details
Once you’re in the Portal, navigate to the Settings tab and enter your bank details. You can also check if your contact details are correct.
Payments are sent by wire transfer only so it’s vital to enter accurate bank details that support this method of payment.
Note: To submit your first release on AWAL’s Uploader page, you must first enter your bank details.
Step 3: Upload your first release with AWAL
Submitting your first release to AWAL is easy. Start by clicking the Product Uploader link within the Portal Home tab. You’ll use the uploader to submit your audio, cover artwork, and metadata to AWAL for delivery to the digital music services.
Can’t find the uploader? Make sure you’ve finished setting up your AWAL account! See Step 2 above for more information.
All assets should be finalized before you begin uploading your release. Certain changes may not be possible once your release is delivered to the digital music services. See Content Updates for more details.
Note: Are you moving a release to AWAL from another distributor? To ensure you maintain your streams when transferring your release, please visit our Catalogue Transfer Guide for more information.
You’ll also be able to select a release date during the upload process. You should submit your release at least 4 weeks in advance of your desired release date. This lead time allows us to review your release, deliver it to the digital music services, and also gives you ample time to use Spotify’s Playlist Submission Tool, submit for pitch consideration, and plan an effective marketing strategy.
Visit the AWAL Uploader Guide for even more details on submitting your release.
If you’ve completed all of the steps outlined above, congratulations! You’ve successfully uploaded your first release to AWAL.
We’ve highlighted frequently asked questions below to guide you through the next steps of your AWAL journey:
- What should I expect working with AWAL?
- How do I get in touch with AWAL?
- What digital services does AWAL distribute to?
- How do I submit my release for playlist consideration?
- When will I get paid?