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  1. Steven Propas, Canadian Music Industry Veteran, Dead at 63

    August 04, 2011 2:50 PM EDT The music industry is mourning the loss of colorful character and ace negotiator Steven Propas, who died suddenly of heart failure on August 2 at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital. He was 63. By all accounts, Propas, who operated Propas Internati ...

  2. Briefs: Faith Evans Signs With E1, Drake To Tour

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Faith Evans has signed on with E1 Television and E1 Music for a new studio album and reality series. E1 Television, in partnership with Faith Evans and Ten2One Entertainment, has developed a new reality series, "It's All About Faith,& ...

  3. E1 Distribution, Red Hammer Ink Deal

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT E1 Entertainment Distribution has completed a deal with Christian indie label Red Hammer Records. E1 will physically distribute all releases in North America, and digitally distribute all releases worldwide for the label. Red Hammer was founded in ...

  4. Grunblatt Named President Of E1 Music

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alan Grunblatt has been named president of E1 Music, replacing Bob Frank, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Grunblatt, who has served as GM and executive VP and has made his reputation with urban music, will now have the ti ...

  5. E1 In Triumphant Deal

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT E1 Distribution has signed a three-year distribution deal with Triumphant Entertainment, the Arizona-based distribution, production, and sales company. Triumphant;s upcoming DVD releases include "Blood Moon Rising," "The Crypt" ...

  6. R&B Briefs: Ray J, Essence Music Festival

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Ray J’s Knockout Entertainment and E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) have joined forces on a soundtrack album for the singer’s VH1 reality show, “For the Love of Ray J.” The show’s theme song, “Sexy Ladies,” doubles as the first single from the CD ...

  7. E1 Entertainment Eyes Survival Tactics

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Canadian producer/distributor E1 Entertainment has launched a strategic review of its business but plans to keep it intact. Toronto-based E1 said poor U.S. music sales have prompted a restructuring of Koch Entertainment, the New York-based CD dist ...

  8. Koch Gets Rebranded As E1

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Koch companies are being rebranded under their parent company's banner, E1 Entertainment. Koch Records announced they have changed their name to E1 Music, Koch Entertainment Distribution will now be known as E1 Entertainment Distribution ...

  9. MIDEM Day 2: Indies Take On MySpace Music

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three days after MySpace Music president Courtney Holt reached out to the indies during his MidemNet keynote, the independent sector was still voicing its concern over terms during MIDEM. Charles Caldas, CEO of Merlin, which represents 12,000 indi ...

  10. Editorial: MySpace Caters To Majors, Not Indies

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As president of Koch Records, the No. 1 independent in the United States, it is my obligation to counter MySpace's effervescent statements that patronized the independent labels and informed us that we were being offered the same deal as the ...

  11. Koch, Charlie Daniels Renew Deal

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has renewed a catalog label services deal with Charlie Daniels and his label, Blue Hat Records. The new five-year, worldwide deal includes more than 10 of Daniels' catalog titles. Releases covered under the deal include “Songs Fr ...

  12. Koch Artists To Get 'Skinned'

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records artists -- including Foxy Brown, In Flames and Otep -- will soon be promoted through a line of vinyl protective skins for iPods, phones and laptops after the label signed a deal with MusicSkins LLC. MusicSkins LCC aims for their produ ...

  13. Ray J Celebrates 'All I Feel'

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ray J celebrated the release of his fourth album, "All I Feel," at New York's Spotlight Live last night. Rapper Yung Berg and R&B newcomer Casely also performed during the evening, which was sponsored by both Epic and Koch Recor ...

  14. Koch Records Renews With JVC Victor

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Koch Records renewed their existing Japanese licensing deal with JVC Victor for three more years. The first major release under the new deal will be the forthcoming Foxy Brown album. Recent releases under the existing deal include 2Pac's Begi ...

  15. Koch, Sesame Workshop Partner For Audio Titles

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records announced they have signed a new licensing deal with Sesame Workshop for its Sesame Street audio titles in the U.S. and Canada. Koch will release both new and back catalog titles, including hits like "Rubber Duckie" and &quo ...

  16. Big Oomp To Head Koch Records South

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has extended its existing deal with Atlanta's Big Oomp Records, covering North America. In addition, label head Big Oomp will head the newly-formed Koch South Urban imprint and also provide production services for other Koch arti ...

  17. Koch Names Dolan Sales VP

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has hired John Dolan as VP of sales. Dolan will oversee and manage all aspects of the sales and distribution process for Koch Records and will report to the company’s president Bob Frank. Most recently, Dolan was VP of sales at TVT Re ...

  18. Kosmos Records Signs New Artists, Distro Deals

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records Christian imprint Kosmos Records has revealed the signing of two new acts and the advent of two new distribution deals. Label director Barry Landis is responsible for inking deals with solo artist Melissa Green and indie rock band The ...

  19. Brown Exits Def Jam, Signs With Koch

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After spending her entire career on Def Jam, rapper Foxy Brown has cut ties with the label and signed with Koch Records. The deal includes the launch of Brown’s own imprint, Black Rose Entertainment. "She'd been at Def Jam for 13 years,& ...

  20. Charlie Daniels Renews Koch Deal

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country legend Charlie Daniels and his label Blue Hat Records have re-upped their deal with Koch Records. The deal includes two CD releases and a DVD release. "We are thrilled to be in business with Charlie, David Corlew and Bluehat. They are ...

  21. UMGI, Koch Renew Overseas Deal

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International and Koch Records have renewed their existing European licensing deal for three more years. The deal covers all of Europe and Israel. Some of the titles in 2007 that will be released via the deal are new albums f ...

  22. UMG, Koch Renew Terms

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has renewed its European licensing deal with Universal Music Group International for three more years. The deal covers all of Europe and Israel. "Koch has established its strong reputation through signing and developing artists o ...

  23. Koch Signs Sinead

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has inked a deal with Sinead O'Connor and will issue her new album "Theology," a double-CD collection, June 26. The deal is for "multi-products" according to a label rep. "Sinead has always created such b ...

  24. Koch Forms Jazz Division

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Koch Records has formed a new jazz/adult division and named Chuck Mitchell as the head of the unit. Mitchell, who was a former president of Verve Records, will join Koch as VP of jazz and adult music. He will be based in New York and report to Bob ...

  25. Styles Exits Interscope, Signs With Koch

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop artist Styles, who recently exited Interscope, has inked a deal with Koch Records. After his exit from Interscope, Styles hit the airwaves of New York's Hot 97 (WQHT) and began a verbal volley with 50 Cent, who Styles claims is respon ...

  26. Dr. Dre Signs Joel Ortiz

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn rapper, Joel Ortiz, performed Jan. 19 at New York City's B.B. King's and announced repeatedly that he was the first "Puerto Rican from Brooklyn signed to Aftermath." Actually Dr. Dre's Aftermath label signed the r ...

  27. Sen Dog Brings Latin Thug To Koch

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label to issue Reyes Brothers debut Oct. 3. Cypress Hill member Senen “Sen Dog” Reyes has formed his own Latin Thug Records. Releases will be exclusively handled by Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution. Reyes formed the labe ...

  28. Musicane, Koch Enter Web Deal

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label to utilize 'Musicane Groups.' Musicane, a service that helps artists and labels sell digital content directly from their own Web sites, has launched a new offering that allows companies to manage online sales for multiple artists a ...

  29. Koch Records Extends Urban Reach

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Signs three new label deals. Koch Records has signed three new deals—with the Damon Dash Music Group, Kedar Entertainment and Atlanta’s Big Oomp—extending its reach in the field of urban music. The first release under the Damon Dash Music Group pa ...

  30. Koch, Jordan Ent. Enter Gospel Label Deal

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST New releases from Driscoll, Terry on deck. Koch Records has entered a marketing and label services deal with Gospel label Jordan Entertainment Group. The partnership covers the U.S. and Canada. JEG is a new label founded by James “Jazzy” Jordan, w ...

  31. Koch Promotes Oliner

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will oversee radio and video promotion. Koch Records has promoted Chuck Oliner, formerly VP of radio promotion, to VP of radio and video promotion. Oliner will continue to be based in New York and report to Bob Frank, president of Koch Records and ...

  32. Koch, Gotuit Partner For On Demand

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service available to more than 500,000. Music videos and live concert footage from Koch Records will be available on demand due to a new deal with Gotuit Media Corp. Koch material will now be accessible through Gotuit Music On Demand, a service th ...

  33. Koch Records Nashville Folds

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment is shutting down its Nashville office effective tomorrow (Oct. 18). The move displaces five staffers, including GM Nick Hunter, and nearly a dozen artists. Koch Entertainment is shutting down its Nashville office effective tomor ...

  34. Koch Picks Up Atomic Betty

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Popular kids show airs in over 110 countries. Koch Records has signed a deal for the exclusive audio of the popular children’s property, Atomic Betty, for North America. Koch will release a soundtrack on November 8 for the hit animated series, wit ...

  35. Linus, Koch Enter Distribution Deal

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pact covers U.S. Toronto-based Linus Entertainment has aligned with New York-based Koch Records for U.S. distribution. Linus, which has released albums in its native country from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Sexsmith, remains distribut ...

  36. Koch Gets Tommy Boy's Video Collection

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution expands its large catalog of music and music-oriented releases with new distribution deals. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Koch Entertainment Distribution has inked an exclusive North American home video distribution d ...

  37. Koch Makes Organizational Changes

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nives promoted to VP of production and catalog. Koch Records made several organizational changes in its New York offices in the production, creative services and marketing departments. Dave Nives was promoted to VP of production and catalog and he ...

  38. Row Ent. Completes Koch Ent. Acquisition

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian DVD and CD wholesaler Row Entertainment on June 1 said it had completed an $80 million deal to acquire U.S. independent music and video distributor Koch Entertainment. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian DVD and CD wholesaler Row ...

  39. ROW Acquires Koch Entertainment For $80 Mil

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ROW Entertainment Income Fund, the Canadian firm that owns the 100-unit CD Plus retail chain, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Koch Entertainment for about CAN$80 million ($63.3 million). NEW YORK -- ROW Entertainment Income Fund, the ...

  40. Combat Records Poised For Re-Launch

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records and Entertainment Services Unlimited are joining forces to re-launch Combat Records, the heavy metal label that was a first home for bands like Megadeth, Venom, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, P Koch Records and Entertainment Services Unlimi ...

  41. ROW Acquires Koch Entertainment For $80 Mil

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch execs will stay in place. ROW Entertainment Income Fund, the Canadian firm that owns the 100-unit CD Plus retail chain, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Koch Entertainment for about $80 million. ROW also owns wholesalers Record On ...

  42. Koch Nashville Buys Dream City, Parker Catalogs

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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. NASHVILLE -- Koch Records Nashville has acquired Drea ...

  43. Koch Forms Catalog Department

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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 t ...

  44. Koch Nashville Buys Dream City, Parker Catalogs

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  45. Barry Yarbrough Births Brown Bear

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label, distrib vet starts marketing firm. Music industry veteran Barry Yarbrough has opened Brown Bear Music Marketing in Nashville. The company will partner with independent labels and will either consult or oversee their sales, marketing and dis ...

  46. Koch Ups Media Relations Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Melchiorre will remain in New York. Koch Records has promoted Giovanna Melchiorre from senior director to VP of media relations. Melchiorre will continue to be based at Koch's New York headquarters, and she reports to Koch GM/executive VP Ala ...

  47. Universal Gets Concord In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jazz label shifts from Koch. Jazz label shifts from Koch. News ...

  48. Koch Extends Diplomat Deal

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jim Jones album due in 2005. Koch Records has extended its distribution and marketing arrangement through 2005 with hip-hop label Diplomat Records. Run by rappers Cam'ron and Jim Jones, Diplomat first linked with Koch in June of this year for ...

  49. Shaq Backs New Label Deja34

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the label business. The basketball star is financing new hip-hop label Deja34, which has inked a worldwide marketing and distribution deal with Koch Records. LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal is getting ...

  50. Shaq Backs New Label Deja34

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the label business. The basketball star is financing new hip-hop label Deja34, which has inked a worldwide marketing and distribution deal with Koch Records. Shaquille O'Neal is getting back in the lab ...

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