Emperor Entertainment Group

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Emperor Entertainment Group
EEG Logo.jpg
Founded 1986
Founder Albert Yeung
Genre Cantopop
Country of origin Hong Kong (SAR)
Location Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Official website http://www.eegmusic.com
Emperor Entertainment Group
Simplified Chinese 英皇娱乐集团
Traditional Chinese 英皇娛樂集團

Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG; Chinese: 英皇娛樂集團; literally: "British Emperor Entertainment Group") is one of the largest entertainment groups in Hong Kong founded by Albert Yeung Sau-Shing in and established in Wan Chai in 1986, along with Music Icon Entertainment Limited and Emperor Motion Picture Group, EEG operates under the major conglomerate Emperor Multimedia Group (EMG).

The major businesses of Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) include the production and distribution of local and foreign records, music publishing, artiste management, concert organization, play production, movie and TV production, new media production as well as merchandise licensing and distribution. EEG now has emerged as one of the market leaders of the entertainment industry in Hong Kong.[peacock term]

Dedicated to nurturing young talents, EEG is the cradle of many of the hottest artistes in the Hong Kong music industry. Artistes under EEG management are frequent award winners of the territories' various annual music award ceremonies. It is especially proud to be three-year consecutive winner of the Super Charged Award, which remains an unbreakable record up till now.[peacock term]

History[edit]

EEG was founded by a well-known wealthy businessman in Hong Kong, Albert Yeung. The music label was originally called Fitto Record, until 1999. During the Fitto era, artist signed under the label includes Julian Cheung, Bondy Chiu, and the late Roman Tam. The label is affected by 1997 Asian financial crisis, which has caused the label, to be acquired by EEG in 1999. During the EEG's acquisition of Fitto, Nicholas Tse has became one of the artist rosters.[citation needed]

Most EEG's artists are most popular among Hong Kong entertainment nowadays; some examples include Twins, Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Raymond Lam, Nicholas Tse, Leo Ku and Joey Yung In the beginning, EEG was only involved in CD and DVD publishing; however, they have since diversified their business to include movie production and concert organization.[citation needed]

A division of Emperor Motion Picture Group, JCE Movies Limited is a film production and distribution company co-founded by Hong Kong star, Jackie Chan and Albert Yeung.[citation needed]

Business[edit]

EEG is involved in a variety of businesses, which include concert organization, CD and DVD publishing, advertisements, movies, etc. It also owns EEG Showroom, which sells artist-related merchandise including signature notebooks and accessories. It also displays a range of special products not for sale.[clarification needed]

EEG artists
Music Plus artists
Music Icon artists
Others
Publications

Related criminal incidents[edit]

  • In 2003, Albert Yeung was again under investigation by the ICAC, along with Hong Kong singer Juno Mak, for allegedly bribing TVB for the Jade solid gold awards.[1][2] As many as 30 people were arrested in connection with corrupt allegations with preferential treatment of singers and controlling the music billboards.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ kklee105.com. "kklee105.com." HK ENTERTAINMENT TYCOON STARS IN GRAFT DRAMA. Retrieved on 2008-02-17.
  2. ^ for68.com. "for68.com." 香港新聞工作者從業詞典. Retrieved on 2008-02-17.

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