The deal with Kobalt’s recordings company offers Girl In Red (real name Marie Ulven) a full range of services, including global marketing, campaign coordination, A&R and global distribution.
AWAL CEO Lonny Olinick said: “Marie is a truly visionary artist. The connection she has created with her audience is completely unique and she is the type of artist that makes our work at AWAL so worthwhile. We have enjoyed an amazing partnership to date and are very excited to continue to expose her art to a larger global audience."
Matt Riley, VP, A&R, AWAL, said: “Girl In Red has been working with AWAL for the past 12 months and the development across all aspects of her career in this time has been mightily impressive. Plugging into the full global AWAL team she has seen her audience and streams grow 10 fold. Marie is a uniquely talented songwriter and producer and she is going to deliver a phenomenal debut record. Special credit must go to Will Hunt who has been working with Marie from the start and was instrumental in girl in red signing to AWAL.”
This year she supported Conan Gray in the US, in addition to selling out her own headline tour in the US, UK and Europe.
Ben Blackburn, Twenty Ten Management founder, said: “From the beginning of our working relationship, it was clear AWAL matched our values and ambitions as a strategic partner, and I'm excited to further grow and develop the girl in red project with the whole team as we head into next year and beyond.”
Girl In Red is currently on the European leg of her tour. A debut album is set for release in 2020.