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|Eieg/D-Town Music Group|
|Founder||Nathaniel G. Edwards: Chairman, Steven Franklin, Darryl Ethley and Anthony Paul|
|Distributor(s)||Universal Music Group Distribution|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
Eieg/D-Town Music Group (DMG) is an American independent record label established in 2004 and distributed through Universal Music Group Distribution and based out of Dallas, TX. The CEO Nate Edwards, a native of Cincinnati, OH, met with Funk legend Bootsy Collins, CEO Of Bootzilla Productions, in Cincinnati, OH, at the tribute concert to Bootsy's mentor, James Brown, on Saturday December 22, 2007, at which time a business relationship was formed. As of September, 2009, Eieg/D-Town Music Group has forged an exclusive U.S. and Worldwide distribution agreement with Bungalo Records and Universal Music Group Distribution. Bungalo Records and Universal Music Group Distribution will also pursue synchronization and licensing deals for Eieg/D-Town Music Group releases.
It is not to be confused with Mike Hank's 1960s Detroit, Michigan soul music D-Town label.
Their hit song from The Deele "Two Occasions" was later referenced (along with Babyface and Darnell "Dee" Bristol) by Mariah Carey in her 2005 megahit song "We Belong Together," rapper The Game on the song "One Night" in 2006, and Plies 2009 hit song, "Want It, Need It" featuring Ashanti. MF Doom samples the track "Shootem Up Movies" in his 1999 opus "Red & Gold."
Eieg/D-Town Music Group has locations in Dallas, TX, Cincinnati, OH, Atlanta, GA, and Tokyo, Japan.
Key people :
- Nathaniel G. Edwards: (chairman/CEO),
- Steven Franklin (president),
- Darryl Ethley (CFO)
- Anthony Paul (president of A&R)
DMG companies :
- D-Town Music Group Inc. aka (DMG)
- EIEG Publishing
- EIEG, LLC (Edwards Independent Entertainment Group)
- DBA D-Town Records
- Nate"E" Entertainment Group
|LG3 (Lava Girlz) - Boy I Love You||November 13, 2005||”Boy I Love You”|
|Keingz Ransom, LG3, and J-Bezy - compilation appearance||March 29, 2007||”Get Crunk”|
|The Deele - The Only One||February 13, 2008||”The Only One (remix feat. J-Bezy”, “All I Want For Christmas”)|
|Keingz Ransom - You Want It||May 28, 2008||”You Want It”|
|Keingz Ransom - KR||August 3, 2009||”I Do”, “Vacation”|
|Keingz Ransom - Deck the Hallz (Bungalo and Universal Music Group Distribution)||December 1, 2009||”Deck the Hallz”|
|3Riple Threat - 3PL||August 3, 2009||”Black Barbie (remix)”|
|Gerald Brown - HeartBreaker||August, 2009||”HeartBreaker (released in UK)”|
|Gerald Brown - HeartBreaker||August, 2009||”Somebody Please (released in UK)”|
|Gerald Brown - HeartBreaker||August, 2009||”Loser's Game (released in UK)”|
|Gerald Brown - HeartBreaker||August, 2009||”Think Again (released in UK)”|
|3Riple Threat||June 1, 2010||”Smooth Wit It” (Bungalo and Universal Music Group Distribution)|
Artists on Eieg/D-Town Music Group
- 3riple Threat (Dallas, Texas)
- Seven Second Chase from Ontario, Canada
- The Gang of Roses from Atlanta, Georgia
- Gerald Brown (formerly of Shalamar)
- The Deele
- Keingz Ransom
- "AboutUs". Dtownrecords.com. 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2010-11-19.