KOCH Records Enlists Hip Hop Superstar Jim Jones as Vice President of Urban A&R

Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:22am EST

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  NEW YORK, NY, Jan 12 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
KOCH Records announces the addition of Hip Hop superstar Jim Jones to its
Executive staff. Jones joins the team as Vice President of Urban A&R.
Under this new title, Jones will be responsible for signing and nurturing
new talent to KOCH Records' urban roster.

    Alan Grunblatt, KOCH Records' General Manager, states, "Jim Jones put KOCH
on the map. He truly knows what it takes to make a hit record. I am
thrilled to be working with him for many years to come."

    Jones adds, "It feels good to know that the hard work has been recognized
by the same people that have helped me get to this point in my career.
They recognize that I'm not only an artist but a person that can smell
talent and be able to mold a superstar."

    The first release Jones brings to the table in is the much anticipated
debut album from Skull Gang (starring Juelz Santana). The forthcoming
album will be released on February 24th, 2009.

    Juelz Santana is set to unleash his new group Skull Gang to follow in the
footsteps of the Diplomat and Byrdgang movements. The album features brand
new music with Juelz heavily featured throughout. The album's first 2
singles will hit radio shortly: the mixshow single "Body Like Mazi," and
"Rock Starr" feat. Lil Wayne and Starr. Juelz is currently featured on
the smash hit/video "Pop Champagne" (Top 5 at Urban Radio) and has been
working on music non-stop since the release of his last hit album, "What
The Game's Been Missing." The Skull Gang movement is an extension of his
vision which will help set up his forthcoming new studio album later in
2009.

    For more info, please visit www.myspace.com/juelzsantana.

    About KOCH Entertainment

    KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twenty-third year, is
the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S.
KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels, music publishing 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. Its record label KOCH Records is the # 1 independent
label in the U.S. and had the largest number of Billboard charting albums
among independents for eight years in a row (2001 - 2008). KOCH
Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed
on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO.L").

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