Primary Wave and Lava Media Unveil Music and Podcast Partnership

Primary Wave Music Publishing and Lava Media have announced a new business relationship that sees Primary Wave making an investment in Lava Media businesses, including the Lava Music and Lava for Good podcasts, and providing marketing and branding support for the podcasts as well as access to Primary Wave’s roster of artists and writers. Lava will in turn work closely with Primary Wave on new signings and catalog acquisitions and will collaborate on expanded media development opportunities across both rosters.

Katie Baron joins a panel of experts in a discussion about the various types of virtual performances that have proliferated amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the applicable licenses that must be obtained by performers and producers in connection with musical content embodied in such performances from the copyright owners thereof.

Katie Baron has been selected for inclusion in Variety’s prestigious list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” for 2020. This year’s list includes emerging leaders, who have had, in many cases, to manage teams working remotely while also coping with the disrupted entertainment marketplace, including executives, creatives, lawyers, agents and showrunners.

Lisa Alter was recently quoted in Noah Yoo’s Pitchfork article “What Does Kanye Actually Gain (or Lose) From Sharing His Record Contracts?” Lisa comments on the implications of Kanye West publicly posting his Universal Music recording contracts.

Primary Wave has announced British songwriter and producer Nicky Chinn as its latest signing. Chinn is a multi-platinum songwriter whose hits include “Mickey” performed by Toni Basil, “Heart and Soul” performed by Huey Lewis and the News, and “Stumblin’ In” performed by Suzi Quatro, among others.

Protecting Your Musical Copyrights

Download our useful and frequently sought out guide to copyright law as it pertains to musical compositions and sound recordings, including detailed information regarding the statutory termination provisions of the US Copyright Act and helpful charts outlining the applicable timeframes during which the recapture rights provided for thereunder may be exercised, as well as practical tips for musical estates, music publishers, and other content owners.