April 12, 2005 13:20 ET

KOCH Records Announces New Catalog Development and Special Markets Division

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- KOCH Records announces a new specialized Catalog Development and Special Markets division which will maximize its growing catalog and acquire existing catalog via both acquisitions and licenses. KOCH Records recently announced the purchase of Charlie Parker Records and Dream City Music Publishing which will be the initial focus for the new division.

The Catalog Development and Special Markets division will bring together the various catalog and ancillary areas of KOCH Records under one banner and allow for greater focus and planning. The Catalog Development area will be led by Dave Nives, Sr. Director Catalog Development. He was previously Director of Catalog Development.

The Special Markets area will expand to allow for continued growth. This division will be led by Bill Crowley, VP Special Markets. Crowley will also be responsible for the expanding list of KOCH Records' digital partners.

KOCH Records President Bob Frank states, "These areas have grown so quickly for us that creating a new centralized division makes strategic sense. Having executives like Dave and Bill in place only made the decision that much easier."

Both Nives and Crowley are based in New York and report to Bob Frank.

About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for each of the last four years (2001-2004). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Giovanna Melchiorre