December 18, 2006 11:34 ET

Koch Records Dominates Billboard Independent Chart Again With 23 Charted Titles!

#1 for 6th Consecutive Year!

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- KOCH Records is proud to announce that once again, it is the Top Independent Label based on the number of Charted Titles according to Billboard. KOCH Records had the most charted titles (23) by an independent label for the year 2006, 28% more than any other independent label. The titles span various genres, including releases from, Jim Jones, The Wiggles, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Michael Franks, Unk, Scarface, Tha Dogg Pound and others.

Amazingly for the seven year-old label, this marks the 6th year in a row the fastest-growing independent label has dominated the Independent Chart. In 2005, KOCH Records charted 25 titles, and in 2004, KOCH Records charted 27 titles, almost doubling the number of charted releases of any other independent label. In 2003, KOCH Records charted 28 titles, in 2002 it charted 25 titles, and in 2001, KOCH tied for first with TVT, with each label charting 19 titles.

Between 2001 and 2006, KOCH Records had an impressive total of 147 charted titles on the Billboard Independent Chart.

KOCH Records President Bob Frank says, "We are proud to maintain the number 1 slot for the 6th consecutive year. We have a great team who make it all possible and the plan is of course to go for our 7th in 07! We're still just warming up!"

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 six years (2001-2006). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit

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