FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sheridan Square Entertainment Expands Relationship
with KOCH Entertainment Distribution.
April 28, 2006- Sheridan Square Entertainment (SSE) and KOCH Entertainment Distribution announce today that SSE has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with KOCH for North America. The agreement, effective May 15th, gives KOCH exclusive distribution to all of SSE’s Musicrama-based labels, except V2. [V2 is exclusively distributed by ADA & WEA in the United States and Sony/BMG in Canada.]
Mark Jarzabek, President of Musicrama said, “Full distribution service is a natural progression from the current fulfillment deal. Over the past 12 months we have developed a great relationship with KOCH and are planning on taking full advantage of their broad sales reach, sophisticated distribution systems and capacity. Musicrama will be better positioned to focus on developing even stronger relationships with our vendor partners and source product.”
“Expanding our relationship with the KOCH organization will give both companies a stronger presence and increased level of importance within the ever consolidating retail environment. It will also allow Sheridan Square to devote more resources to its core content business and to spend more energy on expanding its digital reach,” said Michael Olsen, Chief Operating Officer of Sheridan Square.
Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution commented, “We couldn’t be more thrilled with this new agreement. Sheridan Square and Musicrama represent one of the premiere distribution opportunities in the independent sector and this deal will improve our reach in a number of key music areas.”
Sheridan Square Entertainment Inc. is a full service independent music company based in New York. Its label group includes V2 Records, Artemis Records, Musicrama, Artemis Classics, Vanguard Classics, Triloka Records, Tone-Cool Records, Light Records, and Intersound Records. Its artists include The White Stripes, Moby, Ray Davies, Hubert Sumlin, Shirley Caesar, Coko, Warren Zevon, Sugarcult, Better Than Ezra, and many others.
KOCH Entertainment Distribution is the distribution arm of KOCH Entertainment, the largest independent music company in America that is not affiliated with one of the so-called “majors.” KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One (Canada).
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