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KOCH SIGNS CADIZ MUSIC

Catalog includes releases by Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards,
Kate Rusby, and Albert Lee

Port Washington, NY - January 29, 2008 – KOCH Entertainment Distribution announced today that is has signed an exclusive distribution deal with London-based Cadiz Music.  The deal was announced by KOCH Entertainment Distribution President Michael Rosenberg at MIDEM’s annual conference in Cannes, France. Under this agreement KOCH will be the exclusive physical distributor for the label in the US. This deal comes on the heels of other UK label signings for KOCH including a contract extension with Snapper Records.

Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution comments, “We’re thrilled to add Cadiz Music and its group of labels to our roster. They do a wonderful job marketing their artists and we look forward to representing their titles at retail.”

Richard England, Managing Director of Cadiz Music adds, “I’m completely delighted to be signing with Koch. We see them as a very significant partner for distribution in the USA.  We look forward to a long and successful relationship with them.”

Cadiz Music is a dynamic SALES, MARKETING, DISTRIBUTION and LABEL MANAGEMENT company working with established distribution companies on a worldwide basis within the music industry. Cadiz Music is a flexible music company built on solid foundations working successfully in what is currently a volatile business.

Cadiz Music distributes new and catalog releases on CD and DVD across the world. The label also manages projects for outside labels or individual artists in all stages of development from origination to manufacturing and can create marketing and promotion plans for specific releases.

Cadiz Music has built a select label base for exclusive distribution and representation picked from amongst the best of independents. As the major labels drift further into a cycle of declining sales and homogenized artist development, Cadiz Music exists to represent the exceptional from the genres of roots, folk, country, world, reggae, blues, rock, metal, punk, jazz and soundtracks, ranging from labels of long standing with major catalogues to artist-owned independent enterprises.

 

Cadiz also owns and controls several labels that artists can utilize for release of singles or albums thus allowing the artist to concentrate on the music / creative whilst Cadiz takes care of business, logistics etc. Releases can be licensed to Cadiz or joint venture deals with the artist.

Forthcoming releases to be distributed by KOCH in the US include titles by Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Kate Rusby, and Albert Lee. 


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”).

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


 

  
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