Jason Hastie signed to Southbound Records & Entertainment One

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Jason Hastie signed to Southbound Records & Entertainment One

For immediate release:

Toronto, ON / Calgary, AB (September 4, 2013) - When Jason Hastie's manager, Casadie Pederson, got a call from Eric Alper, Director of Media Relations and Label Acquisitions with Entertainment One Music Canada (eOne), she knew it was going to be a good day. Chatting with Casadie, Eric explained that eOne had been following the climb of Jason's music career and was interested in becoming a part of Jason’s future development. As a result, Southbound Records Inc., Canada’s newest record label, headed by Casadie, and eOne Music Canada, have penned a deal.

Casadie Pederson, President of Southbound Records Inc. says, “When eOne got in touch with me about distributing Jason Hastie, I was thrilled to say the least. I knew after that call that this was the distributor to launch my label and I look forward to working with the team over at eOne.”

Jason responded to the news, stating, “I had been hearing a lot about eOne Music Canada in the past year. Having a huge company like eOne take notice of my album sales and charting songs is an incredible feeling. They are an international company that is focused on growth and are involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry. The launch of Southbound Records is a monumental development in the Canadian music industry, and I am excited to be the first artist signed to the label. With Southbound Records driving my album direction and the distribution backing of eOne Music, I couldn’t imagine a better fit for where I want to take my career.”

Jason Hastie and The Alibi

Jason Hastie released his first solo album, Turning Point, earlier this year, where it hit #1 on the Canadian country iTunes charts. In 2013 alone, Jason and his band, The Alibi (Joel Fraser - lead guitar, Ray Banman - bass guitar, Kyle Kobylka - drums) have played talked-about shows at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Calgary Stampede, and have done a string of shows partnering with Chevrolet Canada, beginning with the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, AB. Jason's current single “She Ain’t Pretty” recently cracked the Top 50 on the Canadian Mediabase charts. Jason Hastie and The Alibi will begin working on their new album later this fall.

Website: www.jasonhastiemusic.com
Twitter: @jasonhastie
Facebook: JasonHastieMusic
Instagram: @jasonhastie

About Southbound Records
Southbound Records Inc. is a full service independent record label offering marketing, promotion, A&R, artist development, career strategy, and more. Founded in 2013 by Casadie Pederson under the C Sharp Music Promotions umbrella, it was built on the foundations of integrity, passion for music and innovation. Southbound Records Inc is proudly distributed by eOne Music Canada.

About eOne Music Canada
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

- 30 -

For more information on Jason Hastie and the Alibi, please contact:
Casadie Pederson: Casadie@csharpmusicpromotions.com