Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis Records will switch its distribution in Canada to Koch Entertainment Canada. The label had been previously handled in Canada by RED Distribution Canada.

TORONTO -- Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis Records will switch its distribution in Canada to Koch Entertainment Canada. The label had been previously handled in Canada by RED Distribution Canada.

"We are very excited that we will be working with Koch in Canada," says Artemis chairman/CEO Danny Goldberg.

Dominique Zgarka, president of Koch Entertainment Canada predicts that, "Artemis' expertise in music through their brand, coupled with our unparalleled distribution, will combine to create an incredible platform for success."

Artemis is home to Steve Earle, Sugarcult, Kittie, Jesse Malin, Zakk Wylde, and Better Than Ezra, as well as veteran artists the Pretenders, Jimmy Cliff, Alan Parsons, Peter Wolf and the late Warren Zevon.