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Michael Olsen Esq.

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President and eOne Music Nashvill...

Phone: (416) ***-****x***  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Nashville , Tennessee , United States
Entertainment One Ltd.
175 Bloor Street East, North Tower - Suite 1400,
Toronto , Ontario M4W 3R8

Company Description: Entertainment One (formerly ROW Entertainment) was founded in 1973 and is Canada's largest wholesale distributor of CD's, DVD's, Video Games and Accessories. Thirty...   more

Employment History


  • Georgia State University School of Law
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What They Are Saying About: How Sweet It Is, 6 Jan 2004 [cached]
Michael Olsen, president of Compendia Music Group, made the announcement today.
Leftover Salmon's new album, the self-titled LEFTOVER SALMON, will be released in March 2004.
Cross Driven Radio [cached]
Michael Olsen named head of eOne Music Nashville (Source: Vining Media ) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(New York, NY) - November 30, 2010 - Entertainment One Music announces the formation of eOne Music Nashville along with several executive appointments. eOne Music Nashville will house the assets of IndieBlu Music, which the company acquired in April, with its existing Christian, Country, Licensing and Music Publishing operations. IndieBlu is now known as eOne Music Nashville or simply eOne Music. eOne Music Nashville will be the umbrella for 5 distinct operating groups. These include Light Records, the company’s Black Gospel music label, eOne Christian Music, which specializes in contemporary Christian music, and eOne Music Nashville focusing on Americana, country, and regional-based music. In addition to the music labels, eOne Music Licensing is responsible for all synch and third party master use licensing for all of eOne’s music assets and eOne Music Publishing licenses and administrates all of eOne’s musical compositions. In future months, eOne Nashville will also become the focal point for the acquisition and development of faith-based film and television programming. Michael Olsen, the former CEO of IndieBlu, has been named President of eOne Music Nashville. Michael Olsen is based in Nashville and reports to Michael Koch, CEO of Entertainment One Music.
Olsen has more than 25 years experience in the indie record business. He has been President/ CEO of Sheridan Square Entertainment whose labels included V2, Artemis, Light Records, Vanguard Classics and Musicrama, Compendia Music Group, and Campus Vibe. Previously he was Executive VP for Business Affairs of Platinum Entertainment and VP/General Counsel of Intersound in Atlanta. Mike is also an entertainment lawyer and prior to working in the indie record industry served as VP/General Manager of the Denver Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the following executive appointments have been made, all of whom report to Olsen and are based in Nashville:
Entertainment One Distribution B2B, 1 April 2009 [cached]
Michael Olsen will stay on as President of IndieBlu and will report to
It is a natural extension of our long and excellent working relationship with Michael Olsen and IndieBlu and allows us to expand our operations in Nashville . Over the last several years, we have quietly built Entertainment One into the leading independent Christian music purveyor and, with the addition of Light Records, we can now take our burgeoning Christian music division to the next level. I look forward to working with Mike as we reinvigorate and strengthen Light Records’ gospel artist roster while also expanding our Christian music signings.�
Entertainment One Distribution B2B, 28 April 2006 [cached]
It will also allow Sheridan Square to devote more resources to its core content business and to spend more energy on expanding its digital reach,� said Michael Olsen, Chief Operating Officer of Sheridan Square.
Executive Bios, 13 April 2009 [cached]
Michael Olsen
Michael OlsenPresident/Chief Executive Officer
Compendia Music Group
As President/Chief Operating Officer of Compendia Music Group, Michael Olsen is overseeing Compendia Music Group and directs day-to-day operations and financial affairs.
A 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Olsen joined Compendia Music Group after serving as President of CampusVibe, a web-based music and entertainment company.
Olsen got his start in the entertainment business in the late 1970s as a lighting designer and production manager for musical and theatrical projects at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the New York City Opera, the Julliard School, the Opera Company of Boston, the Asolo State Theatre, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Fey Concerts in Denver.In 1980, he became a full-time member of the faculty of Yale University, teaching in the MFA program at the School of Drama.In 1983, he joined the Denver Symphony Orchestra and was later named Vice President and General Manager where he led all artistic issues, programming, marketing, and sales.
Olsen joined the record business in 1988 after negotiating the Orchestra's first recording contract with Intersound Records, which recruited him to become its head of Classical A&R.
Over the next decade, Olsen helped lead the growth of Intersound's retail sales from $5 million to $50 million.
By 1997, Olsen helped orchestrate the sale of Intersound to Platinum Entertainment.After the companies merged, he oversaw A&R and business affairs as Executive Vice President and remained with the company until 1999 when he left to join
Olsen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State University School of Law, is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and has taught music law at the Georgia State University School of Music.He is also a former member of the Board of Governors of the Atlanta chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).
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