The Clients

TOMMY JAMES

ARTIST / PERFORMER / SONGWRITER

Crystal Blue Persuasion, Crimson And Clover, Mony Mony, I Think We’re Alone Now, Hanky Panky, Sweet Cherry Wine , Draggin’ The Line, Three Times In Love, Mirage are just a few of the many hits….23 gold singles, 9 platinum albums and over 100 million records sold world-wide.  32 BILLBOARD Hot 100 Chart Hits…..BMI lauded Tommy for his success with the presentation of a Five Million-Air Award for his songs being played more than 21 million times on air.
 
Numerous artists around the world have and continue to cover Tommy’s songs, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Prince, Santana, Billy Joe Armstrong, Bruce Springsteen, Rem, Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson, Tom Jones, Cher and even The Boston Pops…..check complete list on tommyjames.com
 
Tommy’s music has been featured in over 65 films, 53 tv shows and numerous commercials.
 
The prestigious New Jersey Hall Of Fame inducted Tommy with the award presented to him by his friend Stevie Van Zandt.  Tommy’s life-size hologram can be viewed at the New Jersey Hall of Fame exhibit at Newark Airport in New Jersey – airport terminal C.  Tommy’s image is also displayed along with other New Jersey celebrities at the Molly Pitcher rest area building and the Atlantic City rest area building off The Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. Tommy has been a resident of New Jersey for over 35 years.
 
Tommy also received the Pittsburgh Legend Award, The Jukebox Artist of The Year Award and was inducted into the Las Vegas Entertainers Hall Of Fame.
 
Tommy’s critically acclaimed autobiography , Me, The Mob And The Music listed on Rolling Stone’s TOP 25 Music Memoirs is now in pre-production for a film with producer Barbara DeFina whose credits include Casino, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Age of Innocence, Silence and The Grifters, she also produced Michael Jackson’s BAD video.The screenplay by Matthew Stone whose credits include Intolerable Cruelty and Big Trouble.
 
Tommy is now enjoying great success with his own show on SIRIUS/XM Radio – Gettin’ Together With Tommy JAMES – channel 73 – 60s Gold – Sundays 5-8pm est.
 
After 10 years a new album was released entitled ALIVE with two tracks hitting the BILLBOARD AC CHART and now, a new compilation album ROCK PARTY has also recently been released.
 
Now entering his 51st year in the music business, Tommy continues to tour the USA.

An indefatigable performer to this day, Tommy James is true legend as a songwriter and artist.



NORBERT PUTNAM

PRODUCER / MUSICIAN

Norbert Putnam is American music legend as a musician, producer and studio owner who was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2019.
 
Putnam’s career unfolded in three phases. First, he spent twenty years working recording sessions. Next he became an entrepreneur building music publishing companies and recording studios; the third was producing records by other artists. As a producer, Putnam was responsible for work on Nashville’s mainstream music from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. His credits include works that established the popularity of performers such as Jimmy Buffett, Buffy Sainte Marie, Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Michael Card, Brewer and Shipley, Donovan, JJ Cale, The Flying Burrito Brothers, John Stewart and New Riders of the Purple Sage.

He partnered with childhood music collaborator David Briggs in 1969 to build a new studio called Quadrafonic in Nashville’s’ Music Row area. Putnam made technical innovations and newer equipment to improve recording quality and is credited with creating a wave of modernization of many Nashville studios. He laid the groundwork for Nashville’s widening appeal in attracting pop/rock artists. 
He was a member of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in the early 60s before heading north to Nashville where became part of the Nashville season scene as part of the studio group Area Code 615. 
He became a part of the group that recorded 120 tracks with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. 

Although he isn’t producing and playing many sessions, he still produces and plays on select projects in his hometown of Florence, Alabama and some in the Nashville, Tennessee, a short drive for Muscle Shoals. 
He is a gifted orator and these days Norbert is sharing his knowledge and history with the new class of music professionals. 

“I have been involved in Canadian music with the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia and Buffy Sainte Marie among others, and with Entertainment Music Group (EMG) and now with the EMG Collectives. The collective has a European connection where I also have strong ties having produced records and performed there. It takes a team.
Stronger together!”



LENNART ÖSTLUND

POLAR STUDIOS

Lennart Östlund is one of Sweden’s most famous producers, mixers and record engineers. Lennart started his career at the legendary Polar Studios that was built by ABBA and worked there 44 years. Lennart took over Polar Studios after ABBA and has been running until it closed down a couple of years ago when Lennart retired. 

Over the years Lennart has been involved in different stages of recording with the biggest artist in history like Led Zeppelin, ABBA, Rammstein, Genesis, Ramones, Europe, Rainbow, Backstreet Boys, Beastie Boys, Belinda Carlisle, Burt Bacharach, Emma Bunton, Celine Dion, Tony Banks, Big Country och Roxette and many many more.


EMG Collectives is honoured to have Lennart Östlund on our list of esteemed panelists for events, interviews, and other opportunities.

DAVID POMERANZ

MULTI-PLATINUM AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER
AND RECORDING ARTIST

David Pomeranz’s recording and songwriting projects have earned him a total of 22 platinum and 18 gold albums – selling over 40 million records internationally.
He has achieved success in virtually every entertainment medium and his concert performances have delighted audiences all over the world. RECORDING David solo albums include the classics, “It’s In Every One Of Us” (Arista), “The Truth Of Us” (Atlantic) (co-produced with legendary Paul Simon Producer, Roy Halee), “Time To Fly” (Decca) (featuring jazz greats Chick Corea and Billy Cobham), ‘New Blues” (Decca) and “Born For You – His Best And More” (MCA/Universal) which reached over 10 times Platinum status in the Philippines alone, making it the largest selling International Pop album in the history of that country. David’s other solo efforts include,“On This Day” (MCA/Universal), “The Eyes Of Christmas” (MCA/Universal) and “David Pomeranz – Greatest Hits” (PolyEast/Universal).

His latest album, “You’re The Inspiration” (Upward Spiral Records), a collection of some of David’s favorite Cover songs, was just released in 2023. David’s history-making 1987 duet recording (with Russian Superstar, Sasha Malinin) of his song, “Faraway Lands” (Cypress/A&M) reached Number one and was broadcast to 40 million viewers on the ABC show, “Head Of The Class” with David and Sasha performing the song live from Moscow’s Gorky Park.

David’s songs have been recorded and performed by a wide range of major artists including: Barry Manilow (who’s renditions of David’s “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again” and “The Old Songs” were both International Number One hits), Bette Midler, Kenny Loggins, Freddie Mercury, Richie Sambora (of Bon Jovi), Ann Wilson (of Heart), Christian Superstar, Danny Gokey, Cliff Richard (who recorded three Pomeranz songs including the Top Ten hit, “I Still Believe In You”), The Hollies, Clay Aiken, Dennis De Young (of Styx), Phoebe Snow, Billy Dean, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Bridges, Lea Salonga, The Carpenters, Gene Pitney, Anna Nalik, Glen Campbell, Isaac Hayes, Lou Rawls, John Denver, Andy Williams, The Muppets, Hubert Laws, Mel Brooks, Donna Summer and Missy Elliott (who sampled David’s music for her hit single, “One Minute Man” featuring Ludacris, which went to the top of the Charts.)

“While the world goes hungry for beauty and inspiration, what better purpose than to nurture the artists who give us the music. Sandy and her team really care about this, and that’s why I’m proud to be a part of EMG Collectives.”

PAUL SAUNDERS

SINGER / SONGWRITER / PRODUCER / ACTOR

Sandy has been a major creative force for me  since our very early days, we have always  been creative together, I love collaborating with her. She has inspired me to continue being a song writer and recording artist. Sandy always puts an original twist on all of her projects. She has encouraged me to reach forward always.

Sandy Graham is a very unique spirit with a work ethic that is unmatched. I am proud to be a part of EMG collective and I look forward to the future with Sandy and her company. 

And I will always embrace our past achievements and major successes. 
Thank You Sandy,  onward and upward on our creative journeys   
-Paul Saunders

PAULY AND THE GOODFELLAS aka DA BOYS

ARTISTS

Sandy Graham has been working with Pauly and the Greaseballs/Goodfellas from the very start and we are now excited to start the new chapter of being represented by EMG Collectives. After over 3 decades, we are still touring extensively, and being part of a global network is a wonderful place for us to be.
Pauly and the Goodfellas (aka Da Boys!)

BARA JONSON AND FREE

ARTISTS / SINGERS / SONGWRITERS

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for Bara Jonson and Free, located in the south of Sweden. Composed of a dynamic duo together with inspirational musicians and skillful performers, Bara Jonson and Free are a band like no other. From live gigs to streaming sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their blend of heartfelt lyrics, strong music, and soulful messages.

Dubbed the CrockPop (country/rock/pop) band from Sweden, the last few years have been instrumental in leading them to more notoriety and
success, having been gaining a fan base on a global level. They showcased at MIDEM in Cannes, France, Live at Heart, Sweden, Live at Heart, Newfoundland, Summerfest, Indie Week in Toronto, Canada where they claimed the nomination of Best International Artists.
They are currently working on a new release of their single “Knock Knock”, and recording new material soon to be released, with a label deal based out of Canada with Dance Plant Records, distributed by Sony/The Orchard.

They are also the founders of Lilla By Festivalen, a Hybrid family-friendly
festival, based in Rinkaby, Sweden that features legendary artists and
panelists right along side new and up and coming Indie Artists.
Bara Jonson and Free are unique, quirkly and talented both as artists and
songwriters, with a true knack of writing songs with hooks you can’t forget.

“We have been working as signed artists with Sandy Graham and her
management team for many years! To now also be a part of the EMG
Collectives is a great motivator to make a difference in all that we do!”
“Stronger Together!”



DON GRAHAM

ARTIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER

Known as the Travelling Troubadour, Don Graham is an established country rock artist of the Canadian music scene and a staple on the global festival and showcase events. He has had a career as a performer, songwriter, publisher, record producer and music journalist.  His start in the recording industry was as a member of pioneer Canadian country rock act Graham County signed a U.S. deal with MCA records and had a Pick Hit in the trusted U.S. publication Cashbox Magazine in 1972. As a songwriter he was signed to Irving Almo Publishing in Toronto at the same time as Bryan Adams and Eddie Schwartz and has written for Canadian teen idol Bobby Curtola amongst others.

His last record release “I Just Called Him Dad” was recorded in Muscle Shoals Alabama with the legendary Norbert Putnam he and is currently writing with Grand Ole Opry star Michael Peterson. 

Don is also one of the contributing artists on new Americana compilation for a legendary folk  artist Eric Andersen, soon to be announced. With further plans to tour Europe again on the horizon, Don continues to write songs and live his hometown in Toronto, Ontario in the Beach Area.

Don has performed at festivals in Norway and Sweden and is looking forward to being back in Sweden in August. 
Don is currently working on a new album of original songs, a stripped down acoustic rendering of his latest songs called Conversations That Rhyme.

“As an artist, I realized early on the importance of a team. For the past decade, plus I’ve been part of the entertainment music group team. Having that team around me has allowed me to concentrate on the creative part of my career by giving them full reign on the business and marketing end of my career. Because of Entertainment Music Group (Canada) I have benefited by achieving a high profile in Europe, as well as Canada and United States. I am now proud to be part EMG Collectives and look forward to continuing as an artist and also giving back as a mentor. Stronger Together!”



BAD SKIN

ALL GIRL PUNK BAND

We are so glad to have found EMG Collectives through our Label Dance Plant Records Inc. They have been guiding us in so many ways and they know how to help an artist. Being on the road is not always easy but with the Collectives, it’s so much easier. Our label attended Future Echoes in Sweden and it resulted in so many goals we hadn’t thought of achieving yet! We were invited in 2023 for the Spike Festival on the VIP Opening night showcase and got the chance to meet Boyan Pinter. We’ve enjoyed every second of it. We also met David Silbaugh and with the help of our label we had the chance to play at the largest outdoor festival in North America – Summerfest!! With Dance Plant and the Collectives, It’s like they know what an artist needs and provides tips and experiences! We’ve learned so much and we will continue to grow our dreams with our label and EMG.

JC SOL

ARTIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER

Canadian-born JC Sol is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and performer, whose passion and love of R&Band the classic Philly sound has raised her profile in the world of independent artists. JC delivers a smooth and sensual vocal offering that has found a way of capturing the soulful grooves of that special retro sound while creating current and refreshing productions.

Not new to the music scene, JC Sol is a legacy artist who has toured for many years as a lead singer,providing entertainment on a global level. Today, JC’s special brand of songwriting and production has garnered a fan-based popularity from R & B and Adult Contemporary music enthusiasts all over the world. Her original release of “Our Groove” in March of 2022 was met with gratifying success, earning global acclaim by North American and European R & B/Smooth Jazz Radio Stations and Curators alike. “Our Groove” also received the honour of being among the top ten finalists in the prestigious “World Songwriting Awards” for Best R & B Song of 2022.
Influenced by the original track’s success, a dance Remix of “Our Groove” continued to build momentum, followed by the horn inspired “Best of Things”, heart wrenching “Unrequited Love” and smash hit duet, “Callin’ Out” with fellow vocalist Jason Simmons.

A follow-up classic cover set to be released in early 2024 by Canadian Label, Dance Plant Records Inc., is sure to make its mark on the music charts. With a focus on producing her very first EP of original songs in 2024, JC continues to do what she does best, recording self-penned songs filled with love, that fuse all genres influenced through her remarkable musical journey.
With a talent like JC Sol, the best is yet to come.

LISA HARTT

ARTIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER

Lisa Hartt has been a singer songwriter & sound maker for decades, in a career filled with success.

Raised in Montreal, Lisa is a Juno award nominee for “Starwatcher”, The Lisa Hartt Band’s first album. “Old Time Movie”, the first single from the album, was a big hit across Canada. She has worked, recorded & toured with some of Canada’s and the world’s legendary singers, writers, musicians, and producers such as Anne Murray, Ken Tobias, Gino Vannelli, April Wine, Rayburn Blake of Mashmakhan, Phil Ramone, David Foster, Maurice White & Natalie Cole to name a few, bringing her own brand of enthusiasm, joy, and inspiration to the world stage.

Lisa Hartt takes her rightful place as a dynamic singer songwriter after a successful summer festival engagement at Lillaby Festivalen in Sweden and culminates with her new EP called Arrival.

Dance Plant Records out of Montreal is now representing Lisa Hartt and will be working closely with her with a video release of her new single “The Night I Learned to Dance” produced by Juno Award winner producer, Chris Birkett.

With Lisa’s decision to become healthy and heal her mind, body, and spirit over 40 years ago, she has been writing and recording to help “pay it forward” make great music at the same time. This was the beginning of her musical recovery journey.

“My life has come full circle, which gave me a lot of time to reflect on my 40 years of clean, sober living,” she says. “I was fortunate to be able to work with the multi-talented producer, arranger and singer songwriter, Chris Birkett (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Ste Marie) with whom I found a like-minded friend. We have both been working towards developing conscious awareness in our lives, and he understood what I was trying to say in the songs and how I wanted the soundscape to be.”
The result of the collaboration is an astonishing journey filled with pathos, laughter, and truth. Lisa’s song writing has its roots in folk, soul, jazz, and rock – a fusion of all these genres. Lisa has been on her own unique journey as a singer, songwriter, and musician, writing her own truth about the ‘human condition’ for the many years she has been creating music.
This is her experience, her journey, and her Arrival.

BARRY STAGG

ARTIST / SONGWRITER / PLAYWRIGHT

Barry Stagg was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he lived for the first 29 years of his life. He has written and recorded songs for Gamma Records, United Artists, London Records,
and RCA through his decades long career.

Barry is well known for his world hit song “To Love Means To Be Free ,” released on his Green and Stagg album in 1969, which earned him the Canadian Business Music Industry’s writing award.

During the late 70’s and into the early 90’s, Barry wrote and composed six full-length modern operas. He also wrote film scores for various documentaries and mini-opera, continuing on to be the playwright-in-residence for the NOSCO Academy of Theatre Arts where he wrote and
composed over 90 musicals. In 2002, Stagg was commissioned to write a 16 piece musical “Psalms From The Ark” for the High Country Youth Ballet in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

Continuing to record he released albums, “Slaughterhouse Of Love” and“No More Mountains To Cross” containing the song “Private Edwin Jennison” was released. This song won Barry the Southern Heritage Music Awards’ Songwriter of the year. Barry’s most recent release is a
double CD entitled “One Heart At A Time”, which garnered enough attention to take him a 20-city TV promotional tour where he aims to reach individuals “One Heart At A Time”, a track from that subsequent album.

In the last decade Barry has been on the international market, with appearances at Live at Heart, Orebro, Sweden, Indie Week, Toronto, Canada, MIDEM, Cannes, France and most recently at Llla By Festival 2023 in Rinkaby, Sweden.

“I have known Sandy Graham for over four decades and I am honoured to be represented by not just Sandy but by the team at EMG Collectives, who I truly consider to be part of my musical family.”

MARSHALL POTTS

ARTIST / SINGER / SONGWRITER

Marshall Potts is a singer/songwriter from Kamloops B.C. where he lives on a 160 acre ranch in the middle of nowhere. His crossover writing style has found acceptance in the Americana, Country Rock and Rock formats.

Marshall not only writes inspiring music and lyrics, he mixes in ringing,
interwoven guitar lines and buoyant arena-rock beats. Combine Potts’
powerful, yet tender, insistent vocals that share the experience of saving
himself deliver a universal message of positivity and optimism. His music is about moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment and living in the here and now.

Marshall Potts is a singer/songwriter from Kamloops B.C. where he lives on a 160 acre ranch in the middle of nowhere. His crossover writing style has found acceptance in the Americana, Country Rock and Rock formats.
Marshall not only writes inspiring music and lyrics, he mixes in ringing,
interwoven guitar lines and buoyant arena-rock beats. Combine Potts’
powerful, yet tender, insistent vocals that share the experience of saving
himself deliver a universal message of positivity and optimism. His music is about moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment and living in the here and now.

Marshall is a radio favourite in many countries around the world.  A regular on UK radio Marshall has enjoyed success on major stations like BBC 6 and Planet Rock Radio (The UK’s largest Rock Radio Station).

Marshall’s latest release The Storm(Factor Funded) has made huge waves in a short Time since its release. The Album The Storm and Singles release have lead to a recent record deal with USA Record Label Spectra Music Group and an upcoming re-release of the album to the USA in 2024.

Here are some career highlights since the Factor funded release of The
Storm album and it’s singles.

Every single so far has reached DMDS Top 10 radio downloads for (4 singles average of 3 weeks on list).
On average 33 Canadian radio stations added Marshall’s singles each release.

PlayMPE reported Marshall on the Top 20 radio downloads list for each of the 3 singles released (on average 6 weeks on list) The PlayMPE stream to download ratio was approx 90%. The UK has embraced Marshall ’s music with over 400 plus spins per week on average currently and growing. Live performances at venues such as the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (700 plus seater) where here performed with Canadian band The Spoons and in Montreal Quebec where he performed at the beautiful Leonardo DaVinci Centre (500 plus seater) have wet the public’s appetite for many more.

To learn more about Marshall check out his Mini Documentary here: https://youtu.be/LUbsmvDqOA0

“Working with EMG Collectives has been one of the highlights of my musical journey and has led to many great memories and new friends that are now a part of my musical family”.