E1 Music

  1. Steven Propas, Canadian Music Industry Veteran, Dead at 63

    August 04, 2011 2:50 PM EDT The music industry is mourning the loss of colorful character and ace negotiator Steven Propas, who died suddenly of heart failure on August 2 at Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital. He was 63. By all accounts, Propas, who operated Propas Internati ...

  2. Johnny Reid Leads 2011 Canadian Country Music Award Nominations

    July 28, 2011 6:30 AM EDT Johnny Reid, who last year sold more albums in Canada than Michael Buble, leads all 2011 Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) nominees with a six nods, it was announced today, July 27. The awards show, celebrating the best in Canadian country music ...

  3. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  4. Briefs: Faith Evans Signs With E1, Drake To Tour

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Faith Evans has signed on with E1 Television and E1 Music for a new studio album and reality series. E1 Television, in partnership with Faith Evans and Ten2One Entertainment, has developed a new reality series, "It's All About Faith,& ...

  5. MySpace, Merlin Standoff Ends

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music and independent music aggregator Merlin buried the hatchet with a deal that adds the company's roster of independent labels to the online streaming music service. While financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed, th ...

  6. E1 Signs Deal With Amalgam Digital

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT E1 Music, formerly known as Koch Records, has signed a deal with online label and promotional company Amalgam Digital to release new studio and catalog albums by hip-hop artists Saigon and Joe Budden. The first release under the new deal will be S ...

  7. Grunblatt Named President Of E1 Music

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alan Grunblatt has been named president of E1 Music, replacing Bob Frank, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Grunblatt, who has served as GM and executive VP and has made his reputation with urban music, will now have the ti ...

  8. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Capital Jazz Fest, Slaughterhouse

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Chaka Khan is stepping in for Natalie Cole at the 17th annual Capital Jazz Fest (June 5-7) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Cole is recuperating from recent kidney transplant surgery. Khan joins a lineup that includes Lalah Ha ...

  9. E1 In Triumphant Deal

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT E1 Distribution has signed a three-year distribution deal with Triumphant Entertainment, the Arizona-based distribution, production, and sales company. Triumphant;s upcoming DVD releases include "Blood Moon Rising," "The Crypt" ...

  10. R&B Briefs: Teena Marie, Natalie Cole, Vivan Green

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Teena Marie’s new single, “Can’t Last a Day,” becomes available April 7 on iTunes. Featuring Faith Evans, the song is the lead single from Marie’s thirteenth album and the first for Stax Records/Concord Music Group: “Congo Square,” due June 9. Th ...

  11. SXSW: Weathering The Storm

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Who knew throwing indie music festivals was a recession-proof business? "Certainly, the recession has had some impact," South by Southwest director Roland Swenson says. "As of the first of February, we're running about 10% behi ...

  12. R&B Briefs: Ray J, Essence Music Festival

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Ray J’s Knockout Entertainment and E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) have joined forces on a soundtrack album for the singer’s VH1 reality show, “For the Love of Ray J.” The show’s theme song, “Sexy Ladies,” doubles as the first single from the CD ...

  13. E1 Entertainment Eyes Survival Tactics

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Canadian producer/distributor E1 Entertainment has launched a strategic review of its business but plans to keep it intact. Toronto-based E1 said poor U.S. music sales have prompted a restructuring of Koch Entertainment, the New York-based CD dist ...

  14. Koch Gets Rebranded As E1

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Koch companies are being rebranded under their parent company's banner, E1 Entertainment. Koch Records announced they have changed their name to E1 Music, Koch Entertainment Distribution will now be known as E1 Entertainment Distribution ...