Nives, Crowly take new roles.

New York-based Koch Records has formed a division that will focus on catalog development and special markets. The department will seek out catalog via acquisitions and licensing agreements.

Dave Nives, who will head the catalog development area, has been upped from director of catalog development to senior director. Bill Crowly will lead the special markets arm as VP of the division. He is also responsible for expanding Koch's digital partners. Nives and Crowly are both based in New York and report to Koch Records president Bob Frank.

The initial focus of the new division will be a pair of recent Koch Records catalog acquisitions, Charlie Parker Records and Dream City Music Publishing. Charlie Parker Records, which operated during the '50 and '60s, released albums from the likes of Parker, Lester Young and Stan Getz; Dream City Music includes copyrights to songs from Johnny Paycheck and Joe Poovey.