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KOCH Titles Receive 16 Grammy Nominations-

January 9, 2003

Port Washington, NY- - January 9, 2003 - - KOCH Entertainment, the leading independent music distribution and record company, is pleased to announce that fourteen of its distributed music titles have received nominations in thirteen Grammy categories (sixteen total nominations).  The winners will be announced at the 45th annual Grammy Awards presentation, which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will air on the CBS Television Network on February 23, 2003 from 8-11:30 p.m. (live in the East, tape delayed in the West). 

The list of Grammy Award finalists distributed by KOCH as follows:

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Lately, Lucinda Williams, Track from: Going Driftless (Various Artists), (Red House Records)

Best Large Ensemble Album

Tonight At Noon...Three or Four Shades of Love, Mingus Big Band (Dreyfus Jazz)

Best Traditional Blues Album

Burnside On Burnside, R.L. Burnside (Fat Possum Records)

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Don't Give Up On Me, Solomon Burke (Fat Possum Records/ Anti)

Best Traditional Folk Album

Fiddlers 4, Fiddlers 4 (Compass Records)

High Lonesome Cowboy, Peter Rowan & Don Edwards (Western Jubilee Recording Company, llc Shanachie Entertainment)

Best Reggae Album

Merci, Alpha Blondy (Shanachie Entertainment)

Best Musical Album for Children

Your Shoes, My Shoes, Tom Paxton (Red House Records)

Best Musical Show Album

Elaine Stritch At Liberty, Hugh Fordin, Producer (DRG/ KOCH Entertainment)

Guys & Dolls, Hugh Fordin, Producer (DRG/ KOCH Entertainment)

Best Instrumental Arrangement

“You've Changed” from Danzon, Turtle Island String Quartet with Paquito D'Rivera, David Balakrishian, arranger (KOCH International Classics)

Best Historical Album

Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton, Dean Blackwood compilation producer (Revenant Records)

Best Album Notes

Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton, David Evans, album notes writer, (Charley Patton), (Revenant Records)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton, Susan Archie, art director (Charley Patton), (Revenant Records)

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor)

Birtwistle: The Woman & The Hare, Martyn Brabbins, conductor (Black Box Music)

Stravinsky: Histoire Du Soldat Suite, Steven Richman, conductor (KOCH International Classics)

KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music and video company in the U.S.  KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels and distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada.  KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independents in both the U.S. and Canada and its record labels had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2001/2002.

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

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