KOCH Records Enlists Hip Hop Superstar Jim Jones as Vice President of Urban A&R
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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"). Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=902408 For more information contact: Giovanna Melchiorre At 212-353-8800x257 Email Contact Copyright 2009, Market Wire, All rights reserved. -0-