Koch Records has signed a number of new acts, including several former major-label artists. The label has inked pop vocalist Melissa Manchester, singer/songwriter Abra Moore, funk-rock act Jimmie's Ch

Koch Records has signed a number of new acts, including several former major-label artists.

New York-based Koch has inked pop vocalist Melissa Manchester (previously with Arista, Capitol and MCA); singer/songwriter Abra Moore (formerly with Arista and J); funk-rock act Jimmie's Chicken Shack (A&M); singer/songwriter Richard Shindell (Shanachie and Signature); and the Bone Brothers.

Koch Records Nashville (formerly Audium) has signed exclusive worldwide deals with country comic Cledus T. Judd (formerly with Razor & Tie and Sony) and the reunited former RCA act Restless Heart.

Additionally, Koch will release albums by the Cardigans, Junkie XL and Sloan in the U.S. under exclusive licensing deals.