Publicly traded Canadian multinational entertainment company eOne has expanded its artist management business with the addition of Amelia Artists, Nick Blasko and Piers Henwood’s Victoria, BC, boutique firm that counts Tegan and Sara on its roster.
Other Amelia clients include Luca Fogale, The Funk Hunters, Bedouin Soundclash, The Librarian, Fintan, and Astrocolor.
“We are so excited to have Nick and Piers and the entire Amelia team join up with eOne," said Taylor in a statement. "They are 5-star human beings with an incredible roster of talent.”
Amelia Artists will remain based in Victoria, British Columbia, with a presence in eOne’s Los Angeles Music headquarters.
eOne’s integrated entertainment businesses including feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media and Reliance Entertainment; unscripted television production companies like Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; and live entertainment hub Round Room Entertainment. Its music imprints include Dualtone and Last Gang as well as the music platform Audio Network.
Amelia Artists joins a network of artist management brands under the eOne umbrella that includes Last Gang Management, WRC Management, People’s Champ, Hardlivings and Nerve Management.
Henwood is a manager, investor, and artist in his own right. Along with his business partner, Blasko, they have been overseeing the global career of principal clients Tegan and Sara since 2002.
Henwood, who holds a BA from Stanford U, and was a nationally-ranked tennis player in Canada before attending Stanford, was nominated at the 55th Grammy Awards in the category of Best Long Form Music Video, for his role as Producer (Get Along – Tegan and Sara). He was also nominated at the 37th Juno Awards in the category of Music DVD Of The Year, for his role as Executive Producer (It’s Not Fun. Don’t Do It! – Tegan and Sara). He continues to perform as a member of Jets Overhead.
eOne’s Music Division has staffed offices in Toronto, Victoria, LA, New York, Nashville, Hamberg, Munich, Paris, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, and Amsterdam. It is also considered to be the largest independent music label in North America.