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Phil Thornton

Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development, eOne Music

After graduating from Norfolk State University in 2003, Phil Thornton moved to New York and started Bright Star Entertainment. A management/consultant firm, which represented an array of talent including: R&B group 112, Lil’ Mo, and other chart topping recording artists / producers. During his latest venture with Ten2One Entertainment, Thornton represented a diverse artist roster: Faith Evans, Michelle Williams, Kenny Lattimore, Jessica Reedy, and Tristan Wilds.


In 2006, Thornton inked a deal with the TVONE/Comcast network to produce two reality shows that premiered in 2007. The first show titled “I Married A Baller” starred NFL running back Eddie George and his wife of three years Taj George (a member of the R&B multi platinum selling group SWV). The second show titled “Famous People”, centers around individual celebrities and highlights their various charity works. In 2010  Thornton produced TV One’s highest rated show, “Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy”. Thornton is an Executive Producer for the TV One franchise “R&B Divas”.


In 2010, Thornton’s first foray into music publishing started with the creation of Phillionaire Worldwide Publishing / Beat Syndicate, LLC. Phillionaire Worldwide Publishing is responsible for hit titles from some of the biggest names in pop / urban music: Eminem, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland and Jaheim to name a few. Thornton inked a publishing deal with EMI to administrate his catalog.


Currently, Thornton is VP of Marketing & Brand Development for eOne music.


With his finger on the pulse of the music and television industry Thornton brings a valued amount of creative influence and professionalism.