Distro signs two European labels.

Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed two international classical labels to exclusive distribution agreements in the North America. The distributor will handle releases from Netherlands-based Foreign Media Group and the U.K.’s Explore Records.

Explore has released catalog titles from English composer William Lawes and Iannis Xenakis, and is seeking rare catalog titles. This is the label’s first distribution deal in the U.S., and Koch will also handle the label in Canada.

Foreign Media Group releases a classical budget line dubbed “brilliant classics.” The label has also released CDs, DVDs and books centered around such PBS shows as the “Greatest Irish Artists” and “the Young Messiah.”

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