|Founded||January 1987(as Koch International)|
200 Varick St., New York, NY,
Entertainment One Music is an independent record label 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.
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.
eOne Music was formed in January 1987 as "Koch Records" to serve as the North American umbrella for Koch Entertainment. 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.
With the name change in 2010 to Entertainment One Music, they relaunched their country division, eOne Nashville.
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.
In 2016, Billboard ranked Entertainment One the #2 indie label in the U.S. (and eOne owned label Dualtone #7). 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. eOne also had the #1 Rap album with both The Game ("1992"). Additionally, over 20 artists charted at Urban radio while multiple acts charted on the Active Rock chart, including Pop Evil, Avatar and Black Map.
In 2016, eOne received 9 Grammy nominations, and wins by Lalah Hathaway and Shirley Caesar; 30 Stellar Award nominees with two wins; 7 Billboard Award nominations (5 for eOne; 2 for Dualtone); 15 Dove Award nominations with 3 wins; and 4 Soul Train nominations.