Jim Jones Still Ballin' With Koch Despite Columbia Deal
According to a statement by Koch, Jones' new situation will still involve his former label in his marketing and radio promotion, allowing them to continue participating in Jones' revenue streams, along with Columbia, who will now oversee every aspect of Jones' projects.
"We are thrilled to join forces with Koch Records on behalf of Jim Jones," Steve Barnett of Columbia Records said via statement. "We believe in his artistry and are excited about the future."
"Jim Jones is a superstar and this arrangement positions him in such a way as to maximize the strengths of the #1 Independent Koch Records and the most storied and historic label in the history of the record business, Columbia Records," Koch president Bob Frank added.
Jones' existing catalog at Koch includes On My Way to Church (2004), Harlem: Diary of a Summer (2005), and Hustler's P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment) (2006) - which was certified Gold, due in part to Jones' smash single, "We Fly High (Ballin')."
"Jim Jones is the real deal," Columbia Records exec Hip Hop said via statement. "He has been in the game for a minute and is one of the best."