(Port Washington, NY) June 21, 2004 - KOCH Entertainment Distribution, the leading independent distributor of music, video and DVD, announced today an exclusive North American distribution deal with New Jersey-based independent record label Fatboy Records.
Fatboy Records is owned and operated by the leading "jam scene" group moe. and its management company, Top Artist Productions. moe. is one of the largest indie touring acts in the US, best known for their marathon live concerts and do-it-yourself approach.
KOCH Entertainment Distribution will handle distribution for the entire Fatboy catalog, which includes best-selling moe. album titles L, which won a Jammy Award for "Best Live Album" in 2002, and WORMWOOD, which received the 2004 Jammy Award for "Best Studio Album."
"We're excited to be with KOCH Entertainment for several reasons," says Jon Topper, Senior Vice President/General Manager of Fatboy Records and owner of Top Artist Productions. "They have a thorough team committed to our mutual growth which parallels the band’s dedication."
Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution adds, "moe. is the kind of hard-working, creative band we like to represent. It’s an honor to add Fatboy Records to the KOCH roster."
Fatboy Records was formed in 1992 to release moe.'s debut album FATBOY. The label has released a total of seven studio albums and four live albums, which includes three installments of the highly praised live recordings in the WARTS AND ALL series and the critically acclaimed DITHER, which received four stars from Rolling Stone. moe.'s catalog sold 70,000 albums last year. The band has plans for several new releases over the next 18 months