Eagle Rock Entertainment

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Eagle Rock Entertainment
Type Private
Industry Music, entertainment, music publishing
Genre Rock, jazz, blues, R&B, pop
Founded April 1997 (1997-04)
Founder(s) Terry Shand, Geoff Kempin, Julian Paul
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served Worldwide
Key people Terry Shand (Executive Chairman/CEO), Simon Hosken (Chief Financial Officer/COO), Geoff Kempin (Executive Director)
Products Theatrical, Television, DVD, BluRay, 3D BluRay, Digital Media, CD
Parent Universal Music Group
Divisions Eagle Records
Eagle Vision
Eagle Rock Productions
Eagle-i Music Ltd
Website www.eaglerockent.com

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an independent international producer and distributor of music films and programming for Cinema, Television, DVD/Blu-ray and Digital media. Based in London, Eagle Rock has produced and/or distributed both live concert and documentary films and programmes in various formats, featuring Queen, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Moody Blues, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Toto, The Doors, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, U2, Metallica, Eminem, Dream Theater, the Talking Heads and Jeff Beck amongst others.

Eagle Rock also operates two record labels (Eagle Records and Armoury Records), a full-service production company (Eagle Rock Productions) and a music publishing subsidiary (Eagle-i Music).

History[edit]

Eagle Rock Entertainment was founded in April 1997 by Terry Shand, Geoff Kempin and Julian Paul, three former colleagues at Castle Communications, with capital coming from BMG.[1] It was later acquired by Edel Records and in 2001 entirely sold to the British investment company HgCapital for £34 millions.[2] In 2007 a minority stake was re-acquired by Edel AG.[3] The Eagle Vision division was established in 2000.

Current[edit]

Eagle Rock Entertainment's headquarters are in London, with offices in New York and affiliate offices around the world.

In April 2014, just after it's 17th birthday, Eagle Rock Entertainment has been acquired by Universal Music Group. UMG, the world's leading music company, today announced that it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of music programming. The terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

The acquisition enhances UMG's presence in one of the most dynamic and growing segments of music today: top-quality, original audio-visual content, such as live concert footage, documentaries and films. The addition of Eagle Rock's library, which includes nearly 2000 hours of programming and more than 800 titles, enhances the value of UMG's catalog by broadening the product offerings associated with UMG's artists. Further, the addition of Eagle Rock's experienced team will assist UMG in producing video content and creating unique artist-based bundles in a variety of physical and digital formats, including on new and emerging mobile platforms.

Eagle Rock Chairman and CEO Terry Shand will continue to lead the company from its headquarters in London.

In making the announcement, Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, said: "As we continue UMG's transformation to a music-based content company, expanding our audio-visual catalog and production expertise is critical. We're thrilled to welcome Terry and the Eagle Rock team to the UMG family. Terry has built Eagle Rock into a world-class content company and a leading force in distributing top music-based audio-visual programming. "

Terry Shand said: "I am delighted to bring Eagle Rock into the UMG family and look forward to growing Eagle Rock in the coming years by producing more great content and benefiting from the digital revolution that is taking the audio-visual space by storm. I'd like to personally thank Lucian Grainge, Boyd Muir and Max Hole for their vision and confidence, Beringea for their support over the last few years and Geoff Kempin, Simon Hosken and all the team at Eagle Rock for the tremendous work they have done to date and their dedication to the future.”[4]

Awards[edit]

The company won a Grammy Award for The Doors documentary When You're Strange in 2010.[5] Its DVD releases have garnered 38 multi platinum awards, 50 platinum awards and 100 gold awards.

Divisions and subsidiaries[edit]

  • Eagle Records (Audio division)
Sub-divisions include:
Sub-divisions include:
    • Eagle Rock Productions - (producers of music and factual programming)
  • Eagle-i Music Ltd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrington, Ben (4 October 2006). "US bidders keen to do the Eagle Rock". Telegraph.co.uk. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  2. ^ "24-12-2001: HgCapital backs £34 million management buy-out of Eagle Rock Entertainment". HgCapital official website. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Edel Acquiring Share In Eagle Rock Entertainment". Mi2n.com. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  4. ^ http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/universal-buys-eagle-rock/
  5. ^ "Past Winners Search: 2010 - 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Music Video". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 

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