In a new deal, Primary Wave Music Publishing will acquire the music publishing and other rights of legendary producer, arranger and songwriter Bob Ezrin. Ezrin has worked with a multitude of classic artists including Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Andrea Bocelli, and more; and has produced several number one albums, including Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Andrea Boccelli’s Sí.
Lisa Alter was recently quoted in Bethonie Butler’s Washington Post article “Who wrote Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’? Breaking down the complicated songwriter drama.” The article discusses recent plagiarism claims that accuse Lizzo of borrowing the hit song’s “DNA test" lyric from a viral tweet. According to Lisa, copyright protection may extend to tweets “to the extent that what’s being tweeted constitute original work of authorship”.
Primary Wave Music Publishing is acquiring a stake in Tommy Shaw’s music publishing catalog and master artist royalties. Shaw’s catalog includes several Styx hits such as “Renegade” “Fooling Yourself” and “Too Much Time On My Hands”, as well as solo projects and songs from his former groups Damn Yankees and Shaw Blades.