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.Â 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.Â IndieBlu is now known as eOne Music Nashville or simply eOne Music.
eOne Music Nashville
will be the umbrella for 5 distinct operating groups.Â These include Light Records
, the companyâ€™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.Â In addition to the music labels, eOne Music Licensing is responsible for all synch and third party master use licensing for all of eOneâ€™s music assets and eOne Music Publishing
licenses and administrates all of eOneâ€™s musical compositions.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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: