ole presents PLAYLIST LIVE: CANADA’S 150TH
Groundbreaking live event celebrates Canadian songs by Canadian talent
Produced in partnership by Bristow Global Media and ENT! Marketing
Exclusive event during JUNO week 2017 hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (March 29, 2017) – BGM LIVE, a division of leading global content creation company Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) and full-service entertainment and music marketing agency ENT! Marketing is producing a memorable music event during JUNO week 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. Presented by ole, the world’s fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, Playlist Live: Canada’s 150th is a unique curated event shining the light on a selection of Canada’s best songs, which have contributed to our nation’s unforgettable musical foundation in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration. The intimate invite-only event will take place on Friday, March 31 in Gatineau, Québec.
Hosted by respected music-lover, radio host and journalist George Stroumboulopoulos, the evening’s small room big talent line-up includes (in alphabetical order):
Aaron Pritchett, Arkells, Billy Talent, Carole Pope, Chad Brownlee, Cold Creek County, Common Deer, Feltworth, Fred Penner, Gord Bamford, Jess Moskaluke, Jim Cuddy, JJ Shiplett, Kathleen Edwards, Lindi Ortega, Michie Mee, Sam Roberts, Scott Helman, Tanika Charles, Tasha the Amazon, The Tenors, Weaves, Whitehorse, William Prince + more names to be revealed.
Playlist Live: Canada’s 150th celebration mandate also includes fresh once-in-a-lifetime collaborations: Fred Penner teams up with Feltworth, Carole Pope and Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent) find common ground plus many more surprises throughout the evening. Playlist Live: Canada’s 150th is produced in association with BGM Live a division of ENT! Marketing and Bristow Media.
About Bristow Global Media Inc.
(BGM) Bristow Global Media Inc. (BGM) is a Toronto-based content creation company, specializing in creating multi-platform content across all genres, including scripted, lifestyle, reality, documentary and sports. The company was launched in 2013 by leading broadcast executive and producer Julie Bristow, whose 20-year career at the CBC included the creation of award-winning entertainment divisions, the launch of national digital media platforms and the stewardship of iconic sports brands. BGM boasts a successful roster of linear and non-linear content, including: NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (CBC, NBCSN, Rogers), Pressure Cooker (W Network), Hockey Wives (W Network), Canada: The Story of US (CBC), Canadian Country Music Association’s CCMA Awards (CBC and CMT), Pardon My French (YouTube) and YTV’s daily interstitial brand-driven content. In addition, BGM is partnered with Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions in the UK for content development.
About ENT! Marketing
Ent! is a specialized music marketing agency and partner to the music community that focuses on creating accessible opportunities for brands. We connect brands to their consumers through immersive experiences that produce powerful results. As a full-service boutique entertainment marketing agency, ent!’s services include strategy and planning, brand / consumer / music alignment, music and lifestyle promotions, property development, live events, and content creation.
ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $550M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 55,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole’s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland.
ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Entertainment One, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue. In September 2016, ole acquired rights management company Compact Media – which manages Audio-Visual Secondary Rights for more than 700 clients around the world – in a major deal that furthers ole’s commitment to delivering leading-edge IP rights management services across the globe.
ole is committed to the creative development of its 150+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Chris Janson, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O’Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley. ole has ongoing ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-Bluestone Publishing, ole’s venture with global hitmaker Timbaland. ole’s legacy catalogs and writers include Rush, Max Webster, Coney Hatch, and Ian Thomas.
ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party. Anthem Legacy includes Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and up-streamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis.
ole Digital is a full YouTube MCN partner for all media with over 12 billion views across publishing, masters and A/V to date.
For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.
About George Stroumboulopoulos
A renowned and respected voice in Canadian media, George Stroumboulopoulos has interviewed Hollywood legends such as Oprah, Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Michael J. Fox, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and Samuel L. Jackson; political leaders such as Hillary Clinton, Stephen Harper, Jean Chrétien, Sarah Palin, Brian Mulroney, Al Gore and Jimmy Carter; critically acclaimed authors including Christopher Hitchens, Maya Angelou, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Atwood, George R.R. Martin and Gore Vidal; music stars such as David Bowie, Drake, Coldplay, Chuck D, Joe Strummer, Beastie Boys, Robert Plant, Snoop Dogg, Tony Bennett, Outkast, Shania Twain, Brian Wilson, RUSH, Laura Jane Grace, Michael Buble, Joan Jett, Ice Cube, Buddy Guy, M.I.A. and Foo Fighters; celebrated athletes including Wayne Gretzky, LeBron James, Bobby Orr, Dana White, Stacy Peralta, Pat Quinn and Ken Dryden; renowned directors including Spike Lee, James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Deepa Mehta, Brian DePalma, Kevin Smith and Paul Haggis; and Hollywood breakout stars like Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Bradley Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Pattinson.
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