Koch Entertainment purchased Reference Recordings, an independent audiophile label that was purchased by Dorian in 2003, for $75,000. Reference's founders claim that that the 2003 sale was never legally completed, and had sued Dorian in attempt to recover the label; they will now attempt to come to an agreement with Koch.
Dorian also agreed to sell master recordings by organist Felix Hell back to the artist and to release him from his contract.
Dorian was founded in 1988 by Craig Dory, a mathematician and amateur recording engineer with a passion for capturing live concerts on record. Many of the label's recordings were made at the acoustically excellent Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Dorian's artists include a number of Baroque ensembles, including Pittsburgh's Chatham Baroque, Quebec's Les Violons du Roy, and the Baltimore Consort.