Entertainment One Music
eOne's music 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.
|Founded||January 1987(as Koch International)|
200 Varick St., New York, NY,
|Parent||Entertainment 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.
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.
eOne formed its music division in February 2004 as Koch Records to serve as the North American umbrella for Koch Entertainment. 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.
With the name change in 2010 to Entertainment One Music, it relaunched its country division, eOne Nashville.
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. Since his arrival at eOne, Taylor has been selected as "Indie Power Player" by Billboard for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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.
In 2016, Billboard ranked Entertainment One the #2 indie label in the U.S. (and eOne owned label Dualtone #7). 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. eOne also had the #1 rap album with The Game.
In March 2018, eOne Music acquired Round Room Live.
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