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Port Washington, NY--April 14, 2004--KOCH Entertainment Distribution announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Go-kart Records, one of New York's longest running outlets for independent music. Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution comments, “Go-kart Records is the perfect fit to our strong roster of indie-rock labels. We believe that Go-kart’s forthcoming releases will have a major impact on the indie-rock scene.”

Since its launch in 1994, Go-kart Records has brought bands like Anti-Flag, The Lunachicks, Toxic Narcotic and many more to the forefront of the punk scene as well as revitalizing the careers of legendary bands like Buzzcocks and GBH. Continuing its long history of bucking trends and blazing trails, Go-kart recently released the GO-KART MP300 RACEWAY which was the first-ever commercially released MP3 compilation and featured 150 bands and 300 songs on two CDs. The label was recently cited as ‘one of the most important forces in underground music’ by Guitar World Magazine.

"Everyone at Go-kart is excited to work with KOCH. The opportunity to work with the best distributor in the field presented itself, and we jumped at the chance. We look forward to a long and productive relationship,” adds Go-kart Records President Greg Ross.

This summer Go-kart will be releasing two records that it expects may be their biggest releases to date. The first record is from the band Pigmy Love Circus, which features Danny Carey from TOOL. The band toured this past summer opening for A Perfect Circle and has built a large following from its incredible live shows. The second release is from Southern California's Ten Foot Pole. Entering their tenth year, Ten Foot Pole has sold over 250,000 worldwide and their new release "Subliminable Messages" is easily their best. 

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 2002/2003...

 

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

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