Stony Plain Records of Edmonton, Alberta and Linus Entertainment Inc of Waterdown, Ontario are pleased to announce their agreement to transfer administrative obligations of the Stony Plain Catalogue to the Stony Plain Rights Management, a division of Linus Entertainment Inc. effective July 1st, 2018.
Under this joint arrangement, Linus will assume responsibility for administration of Stony Plain’s catalogue, Stony Plain’s distribution will continue to be handled by Warner Music (Canada) ADA (a division of Warner Music -US) and The Orchard (a subsidiary of Sony Music-Global) in addition to existing export and licensing partners around the world.
“We’re happy to be working with Geoff Kulawick at Linus Entertainment and proud to be associated with the Linus Entertainment and True North Records team,” said Holger Petersen, President of Stony Plain. “Transferring our catalogues rights management to Linus Entertainment will ultimately take advantage of their marketing, distribution, administrative capabilities and efficiencies while providing optimal service to our artists.”
“Stony Plain Records, under the leadership of Holger Petersen and Alvin Jahns, has built one of the most important catalogues of North American roots and blues music – it has significant historical value, iconic artists, multiple Grammy nominations, Juno Awards, Gold and Platinum Certifications” said Geoff Kuliwack, President of Linus Entertainment. “It is an honour to be associated with them and their artists.”
Stony Plain Records was founded in Edmonton in 1975 by Holger Petersen and Alvin Jahns, former bandmates who continue to be active 42 years later. Stony Plain has won 13 Juno Awards and received 7 Grammy Award Nominations. The label released almost 400 albums by artists including Ian Tyson, Corb Lund, Jeff Healey, Long John Baldry, MonkeyJunk, Sue Foley, Colin Linden, Paul Reddick, Harry Manx & Kevin Breit and Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne. Non- Canadian artists include Eric Vibb, Rory Block, Ronnie Earle, Duke Robillard, Maria Muldaur, Jay McShann and Joe Louis Walker. Stony Plain’s deep catalogue includes titles by Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, J. Geils and Asleep at the Wheel.
Linus Entertainment is the leading global distributor and exporter of Canadian sound recordings, managing the rights of over 30 labels including True North Records, Children’s Group, Spring Hill Music, Solid Gold, Black Hen and Borealis Records with titles by Bruce Cockburn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Brandt, Big Wreck, Colin James, Jimmy Rankin, Natalie MacMaster, The Guess Who, Stan Rogers, Jane Bunnett, Chilliwack, Rough Trade, The Wailin’ Jennys, Canadian Brass, Classical Kids, Pavlo, Peter Kater and The Mozart Effect Orchestra.