-- Primary Wave Music has entered into a joint venture with former Outkast manager Blue Williams, president of Family Tree Entertainment, which currently manages five active artists including Big Sean, Khalil, Cody Simpson, Nick Canon and Case.

"Blue is an exceptionally talented manager with a rare ability to generate
significant strategic opportunities for his clients," Primary Wave partner
and CEO Lawrence Mestel said in a statement. “By leveraging our
relationships with key players in the music, television, motion picture and
advertising industries, Primary Wave will be able to add significant value
to the artists signed to the new joint venture," which is under the Primary
Wave umbrella.

-- Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group. The deal includes the artist's entire catalog including his debut album "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," plus future works, including an album slated for release this year.

“Our creative team and film/TV departments will be providing services to
[Miscudi] him on a global level, in addition to providing transparent
copyright administration of his entire catalog and new album,” said Kobalt
CEO and founder Willard Ahdritz in a statement.