August 22, 2023
Round Hill Music LP has announced its acquisition of Canadian independent music firm Linus Entertainment, encompassing a collection of over 3,000 songs and 20,000 master recordings.
The deal involves Linus Entertainment’s music recording and publishing catalogs, including those of Borealis Records, Mummy Dust Music Ltd, Solid Gold Records, Stony Plain Records, The Children’s Group, and True North Records.
The acquisition also covers the purchase of distribution company Independent Digital Licensing Agency Inc (IDLA), according to a press release on Tuesday (August 22).
Linus Entertainment was founded in 2000 by Geoff Kulawick, former Virgin Records A&R director and Warner Chappell Publishing Creative Director. He also served as a founding board member of MERLIN and on the board of CIMA for over a decade.
Linus Entertainment holds the exclusive rights to a range of popular recordings spanning rock, blues, folk, jazz, and global artists.
Serving as an indie record label, distributor and music publisher, Linus Entertainment’s artists include Big Wreck, whose 1997 debut album achieved double platinum certification, Canadian Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Cockburn, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie, accomplished blues rock artist Colin James, Gordon Lightfoot, Natalie MacMaster, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, folk musician Stan Rogers, and Grammy-winning blues musician Taj Mahal.
“THIS INVESTMENT INCLUDES SOME OF THE MOST CELEBRATED MUSIC AND PERFORMERS TO COME OUT OF CANADA AND SUPPORTS OUR STRATEGY OF INVESTING IN AND SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF ICONIC MUSIC.”
JOSH GRUSS, ROUND HILL MUSIC LP