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KOCH Signs Deal With Superb Records


Label debut’s new Music For Dummies® line of compilation CDs


 (Port Washington, New York)--September 4, 2003--KOCH Entertainment Distribution, the leading independent distributor of music, video and DVD, announced today that it has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Superb Records for their new Music For Dummies® product line and select titles. 

Based in Los Angeles, Superb Records was launched in 2000 by music industry veteran, Shiro Gutzie. Gutzie’s vision for the label is to explore unique opportunities in branding, artistry, film soundtracks and compilations, and is currently developing music-driven television and film projects.  Superb Records has released the motion picture scores to such major Hollywood films as "XMEN-2," "Solaris,"  "Phone Booth" and  The Order”. The label has an exclusive licensing agreement with book publisher Wiley Publishing, Inc. for the rights to release audio compilations marketed with the Music For Dummies® trademark. Forthcoming titles from this line via KOCH will include "70's Soul For Dummies," "Disco For Dummies," "80's Pop For Dummies," "Neo-Soul For Dummies", “Pop and Rock Divas For Dummies” and "Classic Rock For Dummies". Release dates for all these Superb Records titles will be announced soon.


“We wanted a partner that understands the changing climate of the business and comprehends our vision of exploring new and alternative retail opportunities. KOCH is the perfect fit for Superb and we’re thrilled about teaming with them,” says Shiro Gutzie, President of Superb Records. 

Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution adds, “Superb’s new line of ‘Music for Dummies’ titles has a huge potential in both traditional music retail and alternative outlets.   Based on the tremendous success of the other Dummies lines at retail, we will work with Superb to take their line everywhere.”


KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S.  KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels, music publishing, 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 labels had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2002/2003.


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


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