Koch International


Koch International was an Austrian record label and distributor founded by Franz Koch in 1975 and specialised in German-language recordings. Universal Music International acquired the business in 2002 and renamed it Koch Universal.

Label Code: LC 1207 / LC 01207.

A US Office Koch Records was opened in 1987 by Franz's son, Michael Koch. Not to be confused with Koch Records International. The U.S. company became E1 Music in 2009.

Sometimes on releases the label is listed as:
- Koch
- KOCH International
Sometimes listed as distributor on sleeves as:
- KOCH International, München

This label contains releases on multinational markets. Do NOT create imprints for different countries. Cover that information on new releases with the country field and with proper notes about the release (i.e. releasing company, label code, ℗ & © note, BIEM).

For "Koch Universal" (Label Code: LC 12677) use Koch Universal.
For "Koch Music" (Label Code: LC 10843) use Koch Music.
For "Koch Records" (Label Code: LC 05680) in the USA use Koch Records.
For "Koch Records" (Label Code: LC 05680) in Austria use Koch Records (2).
For "Koch Records Europe" (Label Code: LC 10014) use Koch Records Europe.
For counterfeit releases use Koch Records (3)
For "Koch Volendam" (Label Code: LC 13681) use Koch Volendam
For "Koch MM" use Koch MM

Parent Label:Koch-Records GmbH
Sublabels:16 Volkstümliche Supertreffer, Das Beste Aus, Der Hit Auf Hit Mix, Ein Bißchen Zärtlichkeit, Hannibal Verlag, Key One, Koch Dance Force (KDF), KOCH Entertainment, Koch Entertainment Canada, Koch International Classics, ...


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