Entertainment One Music

eOne's Music and Live[3] division spans records, publishing, management and live events. The division distributes its own digital content, with physical distribution handled by ADA in the U.S. and German indie SPV GmbH in Europe.[4]

Entertainment One U.S. LP
  • Koch
  • E1 Music
FoundedJanuary 1987; 33 years ago (1987-01) (as Koch International)
FounderMichael Koch
200 Varick St., New York, NY
Key people
ParentEntertainment One

Entertainment One Music has 125 employees with offices around the world (New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Hamburg and Melbourne) and has a roster of over 150 artists. Its rights library includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content, approximately 40,000 music tracks and includes the labels Dualtone (Lumineers), Last Gang (Arkells, Mondo Cozmo), Light Records and Death Row (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac). With the acquisition of Round Room Entertainment, the company includes live entertainment production as part of its portfolio.[5]

The eOne music division's management group represents over 70 artists including Alice Ivy, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Fred Again, Tegan and Sara, Kaytranada, Jax Jones, The Black Madonna, Lights and Arkells.[6]

Company historyEdit

eOne formed its music division in February 2004 as Koch Records to serve as the North American umbrella for Koch Entertainment.[7] It signed country, classical and rock acts including Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, Chris Brubeck, Bob James, and an exclusive distribution with Suge Knight's Death Row Records. In the 2000s, the company began to sign more hip hop acts.

Koch was renamed E1 Music in 2009.[8] It acquired IndieBlu Music, parent of Artemis Records, in 2010.[9]

With the name change in 2010 to Entertainment One Music, it relaunched its country division, eOne Nashville.

In January 2016, eOne acquired the music company Dualtone Records.[10]

In March 2016, eOne announced Christopher Taylor as the new Global President of eOne Music, bringing his music label Last Gang to the eOne roster.[1] Since his arrival at eOne, Taylor has been selected as "Indie Power Player" by Billboard for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019.[11][12][13]

In November 2016, eOne announced Ted May as the new Director of eOne Music in the UK to establish the first music division outside of North America.[14]

eOne Music Canada is manages the Standstills, 54-40, Mozart, Rival Sons and Matt Dusk. eOne Music UK manages artists such as Riton and Kah-Lo and Big Zuu.[15][16]

In 2016, Billboard ranked Entertainment One the #2 indie label in the U.S. (and eOne owned label Dualtone #7).[17] Lumineers (Dualtone) had 2 #1 songs on AAA radio and Alternative Radio and the group's gold album Ophelia debuted at #1 on the Top 200.[18] eOne also had the #1 rap album with The Game.[19]

In 2016, management firms Hardlivings and Nerve joined eOne's management division.[20][21]

In March 2018, eOne Music acquired Round Room Live.[5]

In 2019, Tegan and Sara management firm Amelia Artists joined the eOne management division.[22] Later in 2019, Latin management and marketing team Entotal joined eOne's management division.[23]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Chris Taylor Joins Entertainment One to Lead Music Business as President, Entertainment One Music". Entertainment One. 8 March 2016. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike (December 30, 2019). "Hasbro Closes $3.8 Billion Entertainment One Buy; Who'll Spearhead Film & Live Action TV?". Deadline. Deadline. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "eOne Appoints Universal Music Alum Maria Alonte to Senior Executive Role". Variety. Variety. April 7, 2020. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Chris Taylor's Global Ambition For eOne Music". FYI Music News.
  5. ^ a b Newman, Melinda (March 26, 2018). "Entertainment One Acquires Round Room Entertainment: Exclusive". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (2004-02-14). Billboard. Books.google.com. p. 37. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  8. ^ "Koch Renamed E1". Home Media Magazine. 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  9. ^ Chris Walsh (29 April 2010). "E1 Acquires IndieBlu". Billboard. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  10. ^ Jones, Rhian (2016-01-21). "Entertainment One acquires Nashville's Dualtone Music Group". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  11. ^ "Revealed: Billboard's 2017 Indie Power Players, Led by Big Machine's Scott Borchetta". Billboard. Billboard. August 14, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  12. ^ "Revealed: Billboard's 2018 Indie Power Players". Billboard. Billboard. August 17, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  13. ^ "Billboard's 2019 Indie Power Players: The Execs Behind Drake, John Prine, Lauren Daigle and BTS". Billboard. Billboard. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "HITS Daily Double : Rumor Mill - TED MAY JOINS eONE ONE TO LEAD U.K. OPS". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  15. ^ "Big Zuu Signs With eOne Music UK". Little Black Book Online. Little Black Book Online. June 23, 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  16. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 19, 2018). "Robert Christgau on Riton and Kah-Lo's Unrap". Vice. Vice. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  18. ^ "The Lumineers Score Second Alternative Songs No. 1 With 'Ophelia'". Billboard.
  19. ^ "The Game Earns Eighth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart". Billboard.
  20. ^ Jones, Rhian (September 8, 2016). "ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC ADDS HARDLIVINGS MANAGEMENT TO ROSTER". Music Business Worldwide. Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  21. ^ "ENTERTAINMENT ONE ATTRACTS NERVE TO ITS ARTIST MANAGEMENT DIVISION". Music Business Worldwide. Music Business Worldwide. November 1, 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  22. ^ "Amelia Artists, Management Home to Tegan and Sara, Links With eOne". Variety. Variety. August 2, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  23. ^ "Entertainment One Teams With Latin Music Management Company Entotal". Variety. Variety. December 10, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

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