koch-logo.jpgKOCH Records, home to artists such as Jim Jones, The Diplomats, DJ Khaled and DJ UNK, has inked a ringtone deal with Moderati Inc., the top provider of wireless content to U.S. carriers. “KOCH Entertainment is a hip-hop powerhouse, recently earning platinum ringtone awards for UNK and Jim Jones, resulting in a cumulative 7.5 percent share of Nielsen Top 200 Mastertone sales since the chart debuted last December,” says Jonas Gerber, Moderati’s senior vice president of business development. “Moderati is proud to have been chosen as the exclusive representative to the major carriers of this outstanding catalog.” Besides bringing their archived catalogue of ringtones to Moderati, this deal will also include new music coming from KOCH this year, including Keith Murray, Hell Rell, D-Block, dead prez and The Alchemist. “Over the past year, Moderati’s aggressive efforts on behalf of our artists has been crucial to KOCH’s breakaway success in mobile music,” says Bill Crowley, KOCH’s vice president of special markets. “KOCH is pleased to broaden our close relationship with Moderati and we view this exclusive mobile deal as a key element in our drive to build the smartest and best 21st century music company.”