Primary Wave Music

  1. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters ...

  2. Primary Wave Nabs $125 Million Financial Partnership

    May 09, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Primary Wave Music has announced a new financial partnership with Credit Suisse and SunTrust Bank that's valued at $125 million and expands the music company's seven-year relationship with the two banks. Primary Wave's current man ...

  3. Primary Wave Hires Stephen Hutton; The Artists Org Promotes Rich Schaefer, Don Van Cleave

    August 24, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Primary Wave Music has hired Stephen Hutton, founder of Uppercut Management, to help build Primary Wave Talent Management's rock and pop divisions. Hutton, who helped build the careers of such artists as Kid Rock, Big Kenny (Big & Rich) ...

  4. Primary Wave Music Opens U.K. Office

    April 19, 2012 9:19 PM EDT Primary Wave Music is heading overseas. The publishing, marketing and talent management company announced Thursday it is expanding from offices in New York and Los Angeles and opening up shop in the United Kingdom. Industry veteran Clive Black wil ...

  5. Primary Wave and Violator Merge To Form Primary Violator Management

    September 16, 2011 7:47 AM EDT In a move to build a powerhouse management company, Primary Wave Talent Management and Chris Lighty's Violater Management are merging to form Primary Violator. The merged company will be headed by Primary Wave Music founder and CEO Larry Mest ...

  6. Primary Wave, The Agency Group Partner

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing and Marketing and worldwide talent agency The Agency Group have signed a strategic alliance. The Agency Group will tap into Primary Wave's strategic marketing, sponsorship, sales, and branding services for its ar ...

  7. Publishing Briefs: Victoria Espinel, Cherry Lane, Steven Curtis Chapman

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- President Obama 's choice for IP czar is a step closer to being confirmed. The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Victoria Espinel as the Administration's Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Now, the ...

  8. Primary Wave, Motel 6 Open Doors To Touring Bands

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music, has put together a partnership with Motel 6 that will give touring rock bands free lodging in exchange for putting up the "Rock Yourself to Sleep logo on their social network sites, like Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. The ...

  9. Primary Wave, Trustkill Ink Publishing Agreement

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a worldwide marketing, publishing and administration agreement with Trustkill's owned Bullet Tooth Publishing. The deal includes Bullet Tooth's niche rock and metal catalog including Bleedin ...

  10. Publishers Quarterly: Primary Wave Hits Jackpot With Aerosmith

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Aerosmith hits the road this summer, fans in some of the states the band visits will have a new way to win backstage passes, front-row seats and an extra few million dollars to spend on concessions. The group and singer Steven Tyler's pu ...

  11. Primary Wave Names Key Execs

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has appointed Aimee Berger to the position of executive director of brand partnerships. Previously, Berger was an attorney for Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Island Records and Arista. She also founded the tour pro ...

  12. Strokes Guitarist Inks Deal With Primary Wave

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has signed a co-publishing agreement with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., through which the company will provide Hammond with a variety of marketing and administration services. Hammond's writing credits in ...

  13. Two Case Studies: Primary Wave, Bug Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two independent publishers are finding opportunities by exploiting areas that the major publishing companies are neglecting. In fact, those holes were big enough to inspire Larry Mestel and his partners to form Primary Wave Music Publishing in Jan ...

  14. Primary Wave, Parker Ink Deal

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing and singer/songwriter Graham Parker have signed a marketing and administration agreement. Under the terms of the pact, Primary Wave will provide a variety of services, including music consulting, for Parker's cat ...

  15. Primary Wave Inks Aerosmith Frontman

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has landed a deal with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. Set up as a strategic partnership, the deal includes the acquisition of an interest in Tyler's share of copyrights -- about 160 songs -- and an agreement to ...

  16. Primary Inks McMann

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a multi-year marketing and administration agreement with singer/songwriter Gerard McMann. Under the terms of the agreement, Primary Wave will provide a wide range of services, including music consulti ...

  17. Primary Wave Seals Horror Deal

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a marketing and publishing administration deal with Evolution Entertainment and its production arm, Twisted Pictures, producer of the "Saw" horror film series. Primary Wave will administer t ...

  18. Primary Wave, Reveille Ink Deal

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has entered into a two-year marketing and administration agreement with Reveille, the independent production company that produces "Ugly Betty," "The Office" and other television programs. Under th ...

  19. Primary Wave Lands Lennon Share

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a significant share of Julian Lennon's economic interest in the Beatles songs co-written by his father, John Lennon. The share comes from the so-called writer's share of the songs rather than an ...

  20. EMI Adminstering Cobain Catalog

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pub giant handling Primary Wave's interest. EMI Music Publishing will be handling worldwide administration of Primary Wave Music Publishing's recently acquired interest in the Kurt Cobain catalog. EMI has been the exclusive administrator ...