Entertainment One Music Names Chris Taylor President
March 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM (PT)
ENTERTAINMENT ONE (eONE) has appointed music industry attorney and entrepreneur CHRIS TAYLOR to the role of President, ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC. TAYLOR will also brings his independent recording, publishing and artist management company LAST GANG to eONE, whose impressive roster includes record label clients DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, CHROMEO and RYAN HEMSWORTH, and management clients LIGHTS and ARKELLS.
TAYLOR, whose legal practice included recording legends such as DRAKE, NELLY FURTADO and AVRIL LAVIGNE, will oversee music operations globally and will lead strategic growth initiatives across music licensing, publishing, label and distribution. LAST GANG will continue to operate under TAYLOR as a label of eONE.
“I’ve known CHRIS for many years and I am delighted that he has come on board to steer our music business into the future. In addition to being a musician and songwriter himself, CHRIS’ business-acumen, strategic management expertise and far-reaching relationships will support the diversification of eONE MUSIC,” ENTERTAINMENT ONE Pres./CEO DARREN THROOP said. “There has been a seismic shift in the music industry over the last decade and it is important that we continue to find innovative ways to build and bolster the business. With CHRIS and the LAST GANG family of artists, we are well-positioned to do just that.”
“This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, and combine my team and clients with a strong world-class brand that has global reach and proximity to world-class television and film producers,” said TAYLOR. “I’m looking forward to working with DARREN and the whole eONE team as we welcome new artists, broaden the opportunities for our current roster and reinforce eONE as the leading indie.”