Primary Wave Music Publishing’s acquisition spree continues. The company has secured the publishing and other rights to the entire catalog of Canadian songwriter-producer legend Bob Ezrin, a collaborator to the likes of Alice Cooper, Jay-Z, Kiss, Pink Floyd and Andrea Bocelli.
The deal includes hits like Kiss’ “Detroit Rock City,” “Beth” and “Shout It Out Loud;” Pink Floyd’s “The Trial” and “Leaning to Fly;” and Jane’s Addiction‘s “Superhero,” which became the theme song for HBO’s Entourage.
“This was a good time in my career to consolidate my complex portfolio of diverse rights for the sake of my family and my estate,” Ezrin shared. “The folks at Primary Wave have been terrific partners in this effort and I am extremely happy with the results. Plus, on top of rationalizing the past, they also presented me with a solid vision for the future that I am very excited about — since I intend to keep creating for many years to come.”
A Toronto native, Ezrin was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2004; two years later, he entered the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, too. Over his nearly 50-year career, he has also served as co-chairman of Clear Channel Interactive and chairman of Live Nation Artists Records.
“We are beyond excited about partnering with the legendary Bob Ezrin,” added Primary Wave founder/CEO Lawrence Mestel. “Bob continues to be one of the most sought-after producers in the world. His talent is unparalleled and his body of work is extraordinary. We are delighted to welcome him to the Primary Wave family.”