Deal includes Johnny Paycheck, Aubrey Mayhew material.
Koch Records Nashville has acquired Dream City Music Publishing and Charlie Parker Music, as well as the catalog of Charlie Parker Records, from producer Aubrey Mayhew for an undisclosed price.
The catalogs contain several thousand copyrights and masters, including songs by Mayhew, Johnny Paycheck and Joe Poovey. Koch Records Nashville, which has previously focused on country and Americana, plans the first in a series of reissues from jazz great Parker in the spring.
Koch Records Nashville launched a publishing arm, Koch Music, last year and hired Music Row veteran Al Cooley to run it. Cooley has since left the company.