Rock label Hopeless Records is moving its catalog and new releases to Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance. In an unrelated move, Koch Entertainment Distribution in Port Washington, N.Y. has added three labels to its exclusive distribution roster.
Hopeless, based in the L.A. suburb of Van Nuys, had been with Koch for the last couple years, and will switch to ADA on Jan. 1. Hopeless and its imprint Sub City has issued albums from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, the Queers and Dillinger Four, among others.
Joining Koch is dance label System Recordings, which has been home to Dieselboy, Christopher Lawrence and DJ Micro, among others. In 2006, System will issue new albums from Shasha & John Digweed, Dieselboy and Lawrence, among others. System also has a rock-focused imprint in Double Blind Music and a health/well-being label in System Special Markets. System was previously distributed by Caroline.
Also joining Koch is the previously self-distributed Mercury Entertainment Group, which releases urban-themed music and films, and hip-hop label Siccness.net. The label has worked with Kokane, Goldie Loc and Killa Tay.