Entertainment One Wins Best Distributor Of The Year at Canadian Music Week; President & CEO Darren Throop Inducted Into

Entertainment One (“eOne”), the world’s leading independent record entertainment company, earned two distinct honours last night at Canadian Music Week. The awards were handed out during the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala last night, Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto.
eOne was recognized for the 2nd straight year, and 14 of the last 17 years, as Distributor Of The Year.  eOne is the #1 independent music brand in North America, with over 250 Gold and Platinum Awards to their credit, and consistently at the top of the market share of all independent labels and distributors in marketing and sales results.
“Winning this prestigious award was the culmination of 365 days of work, and represents the dedication of a team striving to give our partners – retail and the fans - the best music, with no compromises on quality and a complete support of our artists,” says GM Greg Pappas.
Canadian Music Week and Entertainment One were pleased to see Darren Throop inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. Throop, the President and CEO of Entertainment One has been a visionary within the entertainment industry for over two decades.
“I am truly delighted and deeply honoured by The Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame’s welcoming recognition and to be among such talented and successful music industry pioneers and trailblazers,” said Throop. “The talent in independent music in Canada is world-class, and it has been both a privilege and passion to work in this exceptional business.”
“Darren Throop’s strategic foresight and acute sense of business have made him a real powerhouse in the entertainment industry,” said Neill Dixon, President of Canadian Music Week.  “Few have had the vision, skill and resolve to pursue the ventures and execute the acquisitions that he has and turn each of them into a success – not only commercially, but financially. His enthusiasm and dedication is refreshing and commendable and have earned him a great deal of respect from his industry peers. We are delighted to recognize him this year for everything that he has achieved and for what we are sure is still to come.”

About Entertainment One:
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

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