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Drake’s OVO Team, eOne’s Chris Taylor Make Billboard’s 2019 Power Players Rankings

According to Billboard, eOne's Chris Taylor has made its Indie Power Players list for the second year in a row, while a separate International Power Playerslist places Drake and his OVO team at the top.

 Drake’s OVO Team, eOne’s Chris Taylor Make Billboard’s 2019 Power Players Rankings

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For the second consecutive year, Chris Taylor, global president of eOne Music, is named to Billboard’s Indie Power Players list. He is the lone Canadian named in the 80 executives in the influential US magazine’s ranking of independent business executives across music companies and distributors.


The music entertainment lawyer and Last Gang imprint founder has become a powerhouse in the global market since taking the post as overseer of Entertainment One's music division. The transformation from a mid-level label and distributor to a hit generator has been achieved over several years and kept Taylor moving around the globe making deals and touching base with the company's offices across Europe, Australasia, the US and Canada.

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Its extensive and varied roster includes Arkells, L’il Kim, Metric, Ryan Hemsworth, Stars, Strumbellas, Emily Haines, The Lumineers, and Brandy.

A separateInternational Power Players list published by the US trade magazine has Drake and his OVO management team, led by Canadians Adel Nur (aka Future the Prince), producer Noah “40” Shebib, OVO label president Mr. Morgan and branding mastermind Oliver El-Khatib, at the top of the list.

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