Entertainment One Music

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  • Koch
  • E1 Music
FoundedJanuary 1987; 34 years ago (1987-01) (as Koch International)
FounderMichael Koch
200 Varick St., New York City
United States
Key people
ParentEntertainment One

Entertainment One Music, or eOne's Music and Live[3] division spans records, publishing, management and live events. The division distributes its own digital content, with physical distribution handled by AMPED in North America[4] and German indie SPV GmbH in Europe.[5]

Entertainment One Music has 125 employees with offices around the world (New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Hamburg, Japan, France, and Australia)[6] 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 Records, Last Gang Records, Light Records, and the catalogues of Koch Records, Death Row Records, V2 Records USA, and Artemis Records. With the acquisition of Round Room Entertainment, the company includes live entertainment production as part of its portfolio.[7]

The eOne music division's management group represents over 70 artists including Alice Ivy, Fred Again, Powfu, Tegan and Sara, Kaytranada, The Blessed Madonna, Lights and Arkells.[8]

Company history[edit]

eOne formed its music division in February 2004 as Koch Records to serve as the North American umbrella for Koch Entertainment.[9] 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.

Koch was renamed E1 Music in 2009.[10] It acquired IndieBlu Music, parent of Artemis Records, in 2010.[11]

With the name change in 2010 to Entertainment One Music, it relaunched its country division, eOne Nashville.

In January 2016, eOne acquired the music company Dualtone Records.[12]

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.[1] Since his arrival at eOne, Taylor has been selected as "Indie Power Player" by Billboard for four consecutive years in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.[13][14][15][16]

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.[17] The roster includes Big Zuu, Jelani Blackman, and Boston Bun.[18][19][20]

The eOne Music Canada roster includes The Blue Stones and The Wild!.[21][22] Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards is signed to eOne-owned Dualtone Records.[23]

In 2016, Billboard ranked Entertainment One the No. 2 indie label in the U.S. (and eOne owned label Dualtone No. 7).[24] Lumineers (Dualtone) had 2 No. 1 songs on AAA radio and Alternative Radio and the group's gold album Ophelia debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200.[25] eOne also had the No. 1 rap album with The Game.[26]

In 2016, management firms Hardlivings and Nerve joined eOne's management division.[27][28]

In March 2018, eOne Music acquired Round Room Live.[7] Round Room were nominated for a 2020 Pollstar Award for its work on the Baby Shark Live! tour in 2019 under the Non-Traditional Touring category.[29]

In April 2019 eOne purchased music production library Audio Network for $215 million, adding a music publishing catalogue and extensive synch licensing business.[30][31]

In 2019, Tegan and Sara management firm Amelia Artists joined the eOne management division.[32] Later in 2019, Latin management and marketing team Entotal joined eOne's management division.[33]

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  1. ^ a b "Chris Taylor Joins Entertainment One to Lead Music Business as President, Entertainment One Music". Entertainment One. 8 March 2016. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike (December 30, 2019). "Hasbro Closes $3.8 Billion Entertainment One Buy; Who'll Spearhead Film & Live Action TV?". Deadline. Deadline. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "eOne Appoints Universal Music Alum Maria Alonte to Senior Executive Role". Variety. Variety. April 7, 2020. Retrieved July 21, 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/amped-inks-deal-with-entertainment-one-for-north-american-physical-distribution
  5. ^ "Chris Taylor's Global Ambition For eOne Music". FYI Music News.
  6. ^ Mitchell, Robert (April 11, 2019). "Entertainment One Acquires U.K.'s Audio Network for $215 Million". Variety. Variety. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Newman, Melinda (March 26, 2018). "Entertainment One Acquires Round Room Entertainment: Exclusive". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (2004-02-14). Billboard. p. 37. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  10. ^ "Koch Renamed E1". Home Media Magazine. 2009-01-30. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  11. ^ Chris Walsh (29 April 2010). "E1 Acquires IndieBlu". Billboard. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  12. ^ Jones, Rhian (2016-01-21). "Entertainment One acquires Nashville's Dualtone Music Group". Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  13. ^ "Revealed: Billboard's 2017 Indie Power Players, Led by Big Machine's Scott Borchetta". Billboard. Billboard. August 14, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "Revealed: Billboard's 2018 Indie Power Players". Billboard. Billboard. August 17, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Billboard's 2019 Indie Power Players: The Execs Behind Drake, John Prine, Lauren Daigle and BTS". Billboard. Billboard. June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  16. ^ "Revealed: Billboard's 2020 Indie Power Players". Billboard. Billboard. June 15, 2020. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  17. ^ "HITS Daily Double : Rumor Mill - TED MAY JOINS eONE ONE TO LEAD U.K. OPS". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  18. ^ "Big Zuu Signs With eOne Music UK". Little Black Book Online. Little Black Book Online. June 23, 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  19. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 19, 2018). "Robert Christgau on Riton and Kah-Lo's Unrap". Vice. Vice. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  20. ^ "Release: Boston Bun - Nothing But Rainbows [eOne Music UK]". Guttapen. Guttapen. December 2, 2019. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  21. ^ "ENTERTAINMENT ONE SIGNS THE BLUE STONES". The Symphony of Rock. The Symphony of Rock. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  22. ^ "Entertainment One signs The Wild! to exclusive license agreement". That Eric Alper. That Eric Alper. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  23. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "Kathleen Edwards Has a Lot On Her Mind With Her Long Awaited Return". American Songwriter. American Songwriter. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  25. ^ "The Lumineers Score Second Alternative Songs No. 1 With 'Ophelia'". Billboard.
  26. ^ "The Game Earns Eighth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart". Billboard.
  27. ^ Jones, Rhian (September 8, 2016). "ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC ADDS HARDLIVINGS MANAGEMENT TO ROSTER". Music Business Worldwide. Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  28. ^ "ENTERTAINMENT ONE ATTRACTS NERVE TO ITS ARTIST MANAGEMENT DIVISION". Music Business Worldwide. Music Business Worldwide. November 1, 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  29. ^ ""Baby Shark Live!" Kicks Off 2020 Tour This Weekend". acerockmedia.com. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  30. ^ Vlessing, Etan (April 11, 2019). "Entertainment One Acquires U.K.-Based Audio Network for $215M". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  31. ^ DiGiacomo, Frank (March 13, 2020). "eOne Music's Chris Taylor On New Owner Hasbro, Rapid Expansion and Why They Won't Sell Death Row". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  32. ^ "Amelia Artists, Management Home to Tegan and Sara, Links With eOne". Variety. Variety. August 2, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  33. ^ "Entertainment One Teams With Latin Music Management Company Entotal". Variety. Variety. December 10, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

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