Entertainment One, the media corporation which specialises in the acquisition, production, and distribution of film and television content, has acquired Nashville-based Americana, singer-songwriter and indie rock label Dualtone Music Group.
Founded in 2001 by Scott Robinson – who will continue to lead the business alongside Paul Roper – Dualtone’s roster includes Denver-based band The Lumineers, whose 2012 debut album sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Noah Gundersen, Wild Child, Robert Earl Keen, Shakey Graves and Shovels & Rope, along with Grammy Award-winning songsmith Guy Clark.
The deal will see eOne further extend its work as a music producer and independent label, as well as a global studio that has secured television series opportunities for recording artists including SWV, Erica Campbell, The Sheards and The Game.
eOne also owns Nashville-headquartered music brand Light Records.
Dualtone’s expertise and track record of success make them stand out, both strategically and culturally.”
Darren Throop, Entertainment One
“We are delighted to welcome Scott, Paul, their team and the talented Dualtone family of artists to eOne,” said Darren Throop, President & Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment One.
“We have long recognised the potential in Americana and indie rock and we were keen to find the right opportunity to add the popular music format to our portfolio. Dualtone’s expertise and track-record of success make them stand out, both strategically and culturally, and we are confident that this new relationship will be very complementary.”
“I am very excited to join Darren, Michael Olsen, Michael Healy and the whole eOne team,” said Robinson. “As we continue to grow, eOne will be a strong strategic partner; they share our passion for music, they have the financial resources, infrastructure and vision to see our business into the future and they can offer our artists new and expansive opportunities.”Music Business Worldwide