SOURCE: KOCH Records

August 17, 2007 13:11 ET

KOCH Renews Deal With the #1 Family Entertainment Brand in the World, The Wiggles!

"Getting Strong," the First New Release Featuring New Wiggle Sam, to Be Released on October 9th, 2007

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) - KOCH Records is pleased to announce the renewal of its deal with immensely popular children's property, The Wiggles. The 4-year deal will cover the U.S. and Canada, and will feature new Wiggles albums as well as the Wiggles catalog.

Veronica Villarreal, Director, Marketing & Business Development, says, "We're extremely happy to be continuing our relationship with The Wiggles. They're fantastic! Today almost every pre-schooler knows and loves The Wiggles and their music, making them one of biggest selling children's groups of all time. So, to continue to be a part of that is a real thrill for us."

With the addition of Sam Moran, due to the departure of Greg Page in November, The Wiggles have endured the first cast change in their 16-year history. Sam Moran has seamlessly filled the yellow skivvy and is already entertaining Wiggly fans around the world, on tour, on television, and now on CD.

The Wiggles have also added a new range of products, Wiggle and Learn. Wiggle and Learn builds on The Wiggles' successful developmental platform, which combines wholesome values, music entertainment, vibrant colors, and early childhood educational principles. It features The Wiggles at their most intimate, on a grass roots educational level, engaging directly with their audience. The core of Wiggle and Learn will be subjects like Mathematics, Health, Physical Development and Language and Literacy.

Wiggle and Learn "Getting Strong" is the first CD in this series. It is also the first new CD featuring Sam (the new yellow Wiggle). The CD features 33 ALL NEW songs dedicated to enriching Wiggly fans' language & literacy skills and teaching them about good health and physical development. Making it a sure fire hit with fans and their parents! There will also be a companion DVD being released in October 2007 and TV series segments which begin airing in 2008.

Track listing:

Health & Physical Development
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1.  Wiggle and Learn
2.  Hello, We're The Wiggles
3.  To Have A Tea Party
4.  Let's Take Turns Skipping Rope
5.  Follow The Leader
6.  Swinging On A Swing
7.  When The Music Stops, Everybody Hop
8.  When The Music Stops, Everybody Skip
9.  When The Music Stops, Everybody Jump
10. The Five Senses
11. Fingers Standing Very Tall
12. Hands On Your Ears
13. A Bird Flew Around On A Bright Sunny Day
14. Smell Your Way Through The Day
15. The Sporting Salsa
16. Getting Strong!
17. Goodbye From The Wiggles
18. Dorothy’s Introductions

Language And Literacy
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19. Hello, We're The Wiggles
20. A Frog Went A Walking
21. The Biggest Smile Of All
22  A Is For Anthony
23. Konnichi Wa Everybody
24. Ciao Everybody
25. Hola Everybody
26. Yiasou Everybody
27. I Spy
28. This One Is Different
29. One, Two, Three, Four Rhymes
30. First In Line
31. Beach, Beach, Sandy Beach
32. We're All Friends
33. Goodbye From The Wiggles

For more information, go to www.kochrecords.com or www.thewiggles.com.

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 owned by Entertainment One Ltd. which has been recently listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

About The Wiggles

The Wiggles, the world's #1 preschool band, performed 300 shows to more than 1.5 million fans since 2005 in the United States alone. The Wiggles perform over 200 shows annually across four continents. Fans can catch The Wiggles twice daily on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney™ block. The Wiggles have sold more than 22.5 million videos in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Giovanna Melchiorre
    212-353-8800x257
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