December 19, 2007 13:58 ET

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

#1 for 7th Consecutive Year!

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - KOCH Records is proud to announce that once again, it is the Top Independent Label according to Billboard for 2007. KOCH Records had 23 charted titles during the year 2007. The titles span various genres, including releases from DJ Khaled, Unk, Sophie Milman, Sinead O'Connor, Otep, The Wiggles, and others.

Amazingly for the eight-year-old label, this marks the 7th year the label has dominated the Independent Chart. In 2006, KOCH Records charted 23 titles, 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 had 19 charting titles.

Between 2001 and 2007, KOCH Records had an impressive total of 170 charted titles on the Billboard Independent Chart.

KOCH Records President Bob Frank says, "We are proud to maintain the number one slot for the 7th consecutive year. 2007 has been the best year in our history. The tumultuous marketplace brings with it great opportunity for the aggressive, lean and nimble companies like ours."

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 six years in a row (2001 - 2006). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

Contact Information

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