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eOne TAPS TAYLOR AS PRESIDENT

Chris Taylor, owner of recording, publishing and artist management company Last Gang, has been named President, Entertainment One Music. Last Gang, with label clients Death From Above 1979, Chromeo and Ryan Hemsworth, and management clients Lights and Arkells, are moving into the eOne fold, Entertainment One President & Chief Executive Officer Darren Throop announced today.

Canadian rainmaker Taylor, whose legal practice has represented Drake, Nelly Furtado and Avril Lavigne, will oversee music operations globally and lead strategic growth initiatives across music licensing, publishing, label and distribution. Last Gang will continue to operate under Taylor as a label of eOne. He will lead teams in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Toronto. 

“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,” said Throop. “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.”

Established in 2003, Last Gang is credited with launching the careers of Canadian alternative rock royalty including Metric, Crystal Castles, Death From Above 1979 and MSTRKRFT among others.

“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.

 eOne is home to a variety of sub-labels across many genres including Light Records, Dualtone Music Group and DRG Records.

 

 

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