Linus Entertainment Acquires Stony Plain Music Publishing
The catalog includes songs by Maria Muldaur, Ronnie Earl, Colin Linden, Amos Garrett, Kevin Breit, Doug Sahm, Sonny Rhodes, Harry Manx, Paul Reddick, Sue Foley, Big Dave Maclean, Tim Hus, Charlie Angus, Jay McShann, Rita Chiarelli, Walter ‘Shakey’ Horton, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and Cindy Church, and songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Jeff Healey, Long John Baldry, Downchild, Dutch Mason, MonkeyJunk, and Jr Gone Wild
Curated by respected blues historian and long-time host of CBC Radio’s Saturday Night Blues, Holger Petersen and Linus Entertainment today announced the acquisition of the Stony Plain music publishing catalog.
“It’s been just over two years since Linus Entertainment acquired the Stony Plain Records catalog, things have gone so smoothly and they have done such a good job with the recordings it felt like the right home for the publishing catalog as well,” commented Holger Petersen, who started Stony Plain publishing 49 years ago from his home base in Edmonton, Alberta with long-time partner Alvin Jahns.
“These songs are part of the history of North American roots music, written by Grammy, Juno, and Blues Music Award winners, and we couldn’t be prouder to be their music publisher,” stated Linus Entertainment CEO Geoff Kulawick.
Linus Entertainment is a music company operating as an independent record label, distributor and music publisher. While founded in Mississauga, Ontario, Linus spent many years in Burlington, Ontario before recently moving operations to Waterdown, Ontario a community within the city of Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
Holger Petersen, is a Canadian businessman, record producer and radio broadcaster. He founded the independent roots music record label Stony Plain Records in 1975 with partner Alvin Jahns. The label was sold to True North/Linus Music in 2018, but Petersen continued to act as executive producer on many recording projects. He was born in Pellworm Island, West Germany.