Beginning November 1, 2020, AMPED will take over physical distribution for the majority of Entertainment One’s music labels’ titles in the US, Mexico, and Canada.
eOne’s label family include Death Row Records, home to classic albums from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur (pictured).
It also owns the likes of Dualtone Music Group (home to The Lumineers’ catalog) and Last Gang Entertainment, in addition to controlling catalog recordings from Brandy, Wu Tang Clan, Chuck Berry and more.Toy giant Hasbro bought Canada-born, London Stock Exchange-traded Entertainment One in April 2019, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately £3.3 billion ($4bn).
Several major eOne releases are timed to be released on Black Friday (Noveber 27, 2020) for Record Store Day including Ace Frehley, Snoop Dogg, and Tha Dogg Pound.
Additionally, other releases are set for that date from Juicy J (The Hustle Continues), Sodom (Genesis XIX) and Within The Ruins (Black Heart).
Dean Tabaac, Head of AMPED Distribution, said: “eOne is one of the most iconic and important multifaceted labels ever. From eOne to Dualtone to Death Row and SPV/Steamhammer, it’s simply impressive.
“Then add in some of the artists they have like Ace Frehley, The Lumineers, Brandy, High on Fire, Bryant Myers and that list is deep!”
“AMPED is thrilled and honored to be entrusted as Entertainment One’s new distributor and to become a part of their growing legacy for years to come.”
Sean Stevenson, eOne’s EVP and GM, Music added: “eOne’s titles include some of the most iconic albums in contemporary music, as well as groundbreaking new releases.
“We’re looking forward to having the support of a seasoned but innovative partner to get this music out to listeners across the continent.”