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  1. MIDEM 2009 In Quotes

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The music industry's annual five-day trip to the south of France for the MIDEM international music market and conference is over, and most of the execs should now be back at their desks. Here Billboard.biz rounds up the best quotes of the con ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. TJ Martell To Honor Marcus Peterzell, Bob Frank

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Marcus Peterzell, managing director of GMR Entertainment, and Bob Frank, president of Koch Records will be honored at the TJ Martell Foundation's annual 'Family Day' fundraising event, which will be held on March 8 in New York. The ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Koch Records, Suave Records Ink Partnership

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has signed a joint venture deal with Suave Records, formerly Suave House. The partnership's roster includes artists 8Ball & MJG, Philadelphia MC Gillie Da Kid and Southern MC, Jiggolo. Suave founder Tony Draper began the labe ...

  6. Hatebreed Inks With Koch

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hardcore act Hatebreed has signed a deal with Koch Records. Under the terms of the deal, Koch will be the worldwide distributor of a live DVD, a live album, and record of covers. Hatebreed's first release via KOCH will be the live DVD, shot a ...

  7. Hill Honored At New York AIDS Charity

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST LIFEbeat, the urban music industry's AIDS charity, honored BET's executive VP of programming Stephen Hill last night (Dec. 4) at New York City's Highline Ballroom. With special performances by Denise Rich, Sister Sledge's Kathy ...

  8. Merlin Launches Int'l Web Site

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Merlin, the global rights body for independents music companies, on Monday presses the button on its official Web site. The new service, at www.merlinnetwork.org , will provide indies with a clear statement of Merlin's aims, methods and struc ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Givens Named VP Of Metal At Koch

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scott Givens has been named VP of metal at Koch Records. Givens will be based in New York and will report to Koch Records president Bob Frank. He will be responsible for all metal signings and the day-to-day management of the division. Previously, ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Xzibit Sets Up Shop At Koch

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His new album, 'Full Circle,' is due Sept. 19. Veteran rapper Xzibit has established his own label, Open Bar Entertainment, in partnership with Koch Records. His new album, "Full Circle," is due Sept. 19 and will be preceded by ...

  15. Xzibit Sets Up Shop At Koch

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His new album, 'Full Circle,' is due Sept. 19. Veteran rapper Xzibit has established his own label, Open Bar Entertainment, in partnership with Koch Records. His new album, "Full Circle," is due Sept. 19 and will be preceded by ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Snoop's Label Inks Deal With Koch

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. The first release as part of the multi-album deal, "Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha Album," Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Record ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Koch Names General Counsel

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has appointed Rick Meuser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Koch Records has appointed Rick Meuser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Meuser was most recently VP of legal and business ...

  25. Koch Names Biz/Legal Exec

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Mueser joins Koch from Eagle Rock Entertainment, where he ...

  26. Koch Names Biz/Legal Exec

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Koch Records has named Rick Mueser as senior VP of business and legal affairs/general counsel. Mueser joins Koch from Eagle Rock Entertainment, where he ...

  27. Koch Claims Top Three On Indie Albums Chart

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hung, Master P and Sugarcult fuel distributor's feat. KOCH Entertainment Distribution has captured the top three positions on the Billboard Independent Album Chart for the first time in the company's history. Sister company Koch Records ...

  28. Koch Inks Handful Of New Acts

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 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 a ...

  29. In The Paint Becomes Koch

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records is further solidifying its brand by changing the name of its hip-hop imprint In The Paint Records to the main label name. In The Paint, founded four years ago, will now be known as Koch R Koch Records is further solidifying its brand ...

  30. Koch Records Names Two Key Executives

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special markets, reporting to president Bob Frank. Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special mark ...