Eagle Rock Entertainment

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Eagle Rock Entertainment
Private
Industry Music, entertainment, music publishing
Genre Rock, jazz, blues, R&B, pop
Founded April 1997 (1997-04)
Founder 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 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, Gary Moore, 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 its 17th anniversary, Eagle Rock Entertainment was acquired by Universal Music Group. Universal's purchase of Eagle followed that of much of EMI.

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

See also[edit]

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.