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Entertainment One Music
Entertainment One Music

Entertainment One Music (stylized as eOne Music) is a music company owned by Entertainment One in the United States. eOne distributes its own digital content, with physical distribution handled by ADA in the U.S. and German indie SPV GmbH in Europe.[2]

Entertainment One Music has 125 employees with offices around the world (New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Hamburg and Melbourne) 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 (Lumineers), Last Gang (Death From Above), Light Records and Death Row (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac). With the acquisition of Round Room Entertainment, the company includes live entertainment production as part of its portfolio. eOne’s management group represents over 50 artists including Jax Jones, The Black Madonna and Arkells.[3]

Company history

eOne Music was formed February 2004 as Koch Records to serve as the North American umbrella for Koch Entertainment.[4] They 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, they began to sign more hip hop acts.

Koch was renamed E1 Music in 2009.[5] It acquired IndieBlu Music, parent of Artemis Records, in 2010.[6]

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

In January 2016, eOne acquired the American country label Dualtone Records.[7]

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]

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.[8]

eOne Music Canada is home to The Standstills, 54-40, Mozart, Rival Sons, Matt Dusk and Joe Budden.

In 2016, Billboard ranked Entertainment One the #2 indie label in the U.S. (and eOne owned label Dualtone #7).[9] Lumineers (Dualtone) had 2 #1 songs at AAA radio and Alternative Radio and the group’s Gold album "Ophelia" debuted at #1 on the Top 200.[10] eOne also had the #1 Rap album with The Game.[11]

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