Eagle Rock Entertainment

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Eagle Rock Entertainment
Company typeSubsidiary of UMG
IndustryMusic, entertainment, music publishing
GenreRock, jazz, blues, R&B, pop
FoundedApril 1997; 27 years ago (1997-04)
FounderTerry Shand, Geoff Kempin, Julian Paul
United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
Terry Shand (Executive Chairman/CEO), Simon Hosken (Chief Financial Officer/COO), Geoff Kempin (Executive Director)
ProductsTheatrical, television, DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, digital media, CD
ParentMercury Studios
(Universal Music Group)
DivisionsEagle Records
Eagle Vision
Eagle Rock Productions
Eagle-i Music Ltd
Eagle Eye Media

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international producer and distributor of music films and programming. It operates two record labels (Eagle Records and Armoury Records), a full-service production company (Eagle Rock Productions) and a music publishing subsidiary (Eagle-i Music).


Eagle Rock Entertainment was founded in April 1997 by Terry Shand, Geoff Kempin and Julian Paul, three former colleagues at Castle Communications, with capital coming from BMG.[1] It was later acquired by Edel Records and in 2001 entirely sold to the British investment company HgCapital for £34 million.[2] In 2007 a minority stake was re-acquired by Edel AG.[3] The Eagle Vision division was established in 2000. Eagle Rock Entertainment's headquarters are in London with offices in New York and affiliate offices around the world. In April 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment was acquired by Universal Music Group. Universal Music's purchase of Eagle followed that of much of EMI. Terry Shand continues to lead the company as chairman and CEO from its headquarters in London.[4] In 2020, Universal Music established Mercury Studios which absorbed Eagle Rock Entertainment.[5]


The company won a Grammy Award for The Doors documentary When You're Strange in 2010.[6]

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  1. ^ Harrington, Ben (4 October 2006). "US bidders keen to do the Eagle Rock". Telegraph.co.uk. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  2. ^ "24-12-2001: HgCapital backs £34 million management buy-out of Eagle Rock Entertainment". HgCapital official website. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  3. ^ "Edel Acquiring Share In Eagle Rock Entertainment". Mi2n.com. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  4. ^ "Universal buys Eagle Rock".
  5. ^ "Universal Music Group Launches Mercury Studios, Alice Webb to Lead". 3 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Past Winners Search: 2010 - 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Music Video". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2013-11-21.

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