CRASH MUSIC Signs Distribution Deal With KOCH ENTERTAINMENT

Crash Music, Inc. has announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with KOCH Entertainment Distribution. The company had been previously distributed by Caroline.

Crash Music is home to such artists as FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 40 BELOW SUMMER, LUPARA, and ASHES OF YOUR ENEMY and own a large catalog including releases from artist such as CROWBAR, MALEVOLENT CREATION and more. The label also runs the Crash Music Classic series, which includes artists such as BULLETBOYS, BLACK 'N BLUE, BANG TANGO, ENUFF Z'NUFF and others.

"We're thrilled to be working with Mark and Crash Music," commented Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution. "The label's monstrous catalog of classic rock and metal acts cranks up the wattage of our existing indie-rock/metal label roster."

Crash Music's Mark Nawara comments, 'I have been following KOCH over the past ten years and have watched them build one of the best distribution companies in America. We are very excited to be working with such a proven distributor who is enthusiastic about our label and the music we handle. I look forward to a long and successful relationship."

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In addition to the Crash Music catalog, the first new releases to benefit from the new distribution deal will be 40 BELOW SUMMER's "Rain", SOIL's "Throttle Junkies", ASHES OF YOUR ENEMY's debut album and from the Crash Music Classic series ENUFF Z'NUFF's "Tonight Sold Out".

Mark Nawara founded Phoenix-based metal label Crash Music in 2001. Before Crash, Nawara ran the BMG-distributed Pavement Music and worked with artists such as CROWBAR, ACCEPT, KREATOR, SODOM, PITCHSHIFTER, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, MALEVOLENT CREATION, SCATTERBRAIN, THERION and more.

KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music and video company in the U.S. and its operations encompass record and video labels as well as physical and digital distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independents in both the U.S. and Canada and its record labels had the largest number of Billboard-charting albums among independents in 2005/2006.

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