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Port Washington, NY – January 23, 2008 – KOCH Entertainment Distribution today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Above Entertainment, a St. Louis-based music label and publishing company that is becoming established in the Mainstream and Christian music market.  Under this agreement, KOCH is the exclusive physical and digital distributor of the label in North America.  

The announcement was made by Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution.  “Above Entertainment is the perfect match for KOCH as we accelerate full- speed into the Christian music marketplace,” commented Rosenberg.  “2008 will be a big year for KOCH in the Christian genre.” 

Above Entertainment is a Mainstream and Christian music label as well as a publishing company.  It is built on the strength of musical talent within and outside of St. Louis Family Church (www.slfc.org). As an extension of the church, AE is a conduit for artists of exceptional musical talent to use their gifts to impact communities and domestic culture through the arts.

The company provides all necessary funding, artist development, A&R, marketing, manufacturing, distribution and publishing administration services in a targeted effort to encourage and provide artistic talent in several genres, in mainstream and the Christian marketplace.

“A vision needs practical facilitation. KOCH’s integrity, discipline and commitment appeal to me, and I am looking forward to an effective, fruitful relationship,” commented Patsy Perry, President/CEO, Above Entertainment.

Forthcoming releases for Above Entertainment via KOCH in 2008 include Danny Liston: No Other Name, My Whole World: A St. Louis Family Worship Experience and Justin Unger:  Disengage (Justin is in partnership with Heights Music, Inc.). The label is also currently producing a series of children’s DVD’s and CD’s entitled Jump Kids.

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S.  KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for six years in a row (2001 – 2006).  KOCH Entertainment is owned by Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market (ticker symbol “ETO”). www.kochent.com

For more information, please contact James Scileppi at (516) 484-1000 Ext. 243 or email james.scileppi@kochent.com
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