March 20, 2008 11:15 ET

KOCH Records Announces New Deal With RT Music Group and Soul Sensation Dwele

New Album Slated for June 2008

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - KOCH Records is proud to announce a new deal with RT Music Group and soul sensation Dwele. The as of yet untitled new album will be released in June through RT Music Group/KOCH Records, and features the single, "I'm Cheatin'," which is shipping to radio shortly.

Dwele was recently nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for his track "That's The Way of the World," from the Stax Records compilation, "Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire." He also collaborated with several high-profile artists in 2008 including Kanye West on the hit song "Flashing Lights" from his Grammy-winning album "Graduation."

One of the most refined and stylish singers to emerge in recent years, Dwele infuses the musical traditions of Motown visionaries Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, who he listened to growing up on Detroit's west side, into his contemporary sound. He taught himself to play several instruments including piano, trumpet, guitar and bass before embarking on his journey as a soul singer. His demo tape, 1998's "The Rize," got significant buzz around the Motor City, and he spent time collaborating with Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village and Philadelphia rapper Bahamadia.

He released his full-length debut "Subject" in 2003, under Virgin Records, and cemented his appeal to European audiences with an extensive tour that summer. His second album, "Some Kinda," followed in 2005, and featured production from the late J Dilla, as well as Mike City and G1. Dwele also appeared on J Dilla's acclaimed album "The Shining" on the track "Dime Piece" (Remix).

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for seven years in a row (2001 - 2007). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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