Koch Extends Diplomat Deal

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 the release of Jones' "On My Way to the Church."

Koch will release a second Jones album in 2005, as well as a Diplomats DVD and albums from J.R. Writer and Hell Well. "On My Way to the Church" opened at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 in June.