Nashville-based Dualtone Music Group has been acquired by Entertainment One (eONe), an international company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.
Dualtone’s roster includes Guy Clark, Noah Gundersen, Robert Earl Keen, The Lumineers, Shakey Graves, Shovels & Rope, Langhorne Slim & The Law, and Wild Child.
In its 15-year history, Dualtone has released 16 Grammy-nominated albums, garnering four wins. The company was founded in 2001 by Scott Robinson, who continues to lead the business along with Paul Roper.
“We are delighted to welcome Scott, Paul, their team and the talented Dualtone family of artists to eOne,” said Darren Throop, President & CEO, Entertainment One. “We have long recognized 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.”
Dualtone will continue to operate with the identity and brand that has seen it emerge as a home for artists of creatively and culturally important music. The company’s recorded music catalog contains nearly 300 albums, totaling more than 3500 tracks, including albums by June Carter Cash and three critically-acclaimed releases by songwriter Brett Dennen.
eOne, which also owns Nashville-based music brand Light Records, produces music as an independent label and has an established catalog business in both the U.S. and Canada.
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