Who We Are

Cool Planet Entertainment consists of 3 business initiatives:

Cool Planet Management – Artist Representation
Two Degrees – PR, Marketing and Event Planning
45 Records – our independent record label

Todd Arkell | Founder – Director of A&R -

The founder of Cool Planet Entertainment, Todd brings over fifteen years of sales and marketing experience in the corporate world. Armed with a lifelong passion for music and a talent for building relationships, Todd’s experience, drive and energy have built an artist-focused company that helps musicians develop their talents while managing for their immediate and long-term success.

Beginning as a small management company focused on Canadian clients, Cool Planet has quickly grown to be an entertainment company that does not recognize borders. Working with artists in Canada and abroad, Todd manages a wide variety needs, including booking tours, event planning, creating PR and marketing campaigns as well as working with music supervisors to secure song placements in hit television shows such as MTV’s Laguna Beach, The Hills, Charmed and more.

Recognizing the need to invest in infrastructure to support Cool Planet’s meteoric growth, 2007 saw Todd articulate his unique vision and ideas to key industry people, resulting in an astounding evolution of the company. Hand-in-hand with the success of its talented stable of artists, Todd is extremely pleased to announce the creation of a newly formed Cool Planet Entertainment with his highly talented business partners Cameron Carpenter and Dawn Dwyer.

Cameron Carpenter | VP of Artist Development-

Cameron Carpenter brings to Cool Planet Entertainment over 30 years of experience in the Canadian music industry. Most recently Cameron was at XM Satellite Radio where he was Director of Canadian Talent Development. He was instrumental in the initial launch of the service in November 2005 and acted as an Ambassador for Canadian music at their U.S. headquarters. Prior to XM Cameron ran the successful Prick Publicity & Management company whose clients included XM Satellite Radio, The Edge, Goldfinger, D.O.A., Tara Slone, Triumph, Down With Webster and a host of others.

Cameron has also held positions at Sony Music Canada (Director, International), BMG Canada (Director of Artist & Media Relations), Universal Music (Director of A&R), Quality Records (Publicity) as well Director Of Marketing for the Hard Rock Cafe chain in Canada. In 1998 and again in 1999 Cameron was awarded “Publicist of the Year” at the prestigious Canada Music Industry Awards. Artists he has worked directly with include: Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, The Foo Fighters, Kenny Chesney, Sloan, The Tragically Hip, Dave Matthews, Motley Crew and literally hundreds of others.