KOCH To Distribute Gearhead Records
(Port Washington, New York)---July 14, 2003---KOCH Entertainment Distribution, the leading independent distributor of music, video and DVD, announced today an exclusive distribution deal with indie rock label, Gearhead Records. Under this agreement, KOCH will distribute the entire Gearhead catalog and all forthcoming releases. Best-selling titles include The Hives "Barely Legal", The Hellacopters "High Visibility" and New Bomb Turks "The Night Before the Day the Earth Stood Still".
California, Bay Area-based Gearhead Records was launched in 2000 as an offspring to Gearhead Magazine. The label’s first release was a collection of out-of-print 7”singles that had previously been individually included in each issue of the magazine. Noted for being the first label to bring The Hives to the US, Gearhead prides itself in continuing to find the freshest, most exciting punk and rock bands around. Forthcoming releases via KOCH Entertainment Distribution for Fall 2003 include The New Bomb Turks “Switchblade Tongues, Butter Knife Brains”, The Dragons "Dirty Bomb" CD single and a collection of "Demons" singles and b sides.
“We are so excited about working with KOCH,” says Michelle Haunold, President and Co-Founder of Gearhead Records. "They have a reputation of really getting behind the labels and artists they work with, and we are really looking forward to having that sort of energy and commitment behind Gearhead Records. I think it will really help Gearhead go from a cool underground label to a label that will help define the future of rock ‘n' roll.”
Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution adds, “We are very excited to be working with Gearhead Records. They are on the cutting edge with their strong catalog and eye for signing new talent and we look forward to breaking new ground together.”
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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