Primary Wave has announced that it acquired historic Sun Records. The deal encompasses master recordings of some of the best known rock and roll songs of all time, including “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash, and “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins, as well as all of the music publishing interests owned by Sun and the iconic Sun Records logo and all other trademarks owned by Sun, including that of Nashville’s Sun Diner.
Lisa Alter was recently quoted in Brian Welk’s TheWrap article "Inside ‘Tidal Wave’ of Song Catalog Sales: Why Neil Young, Bob Dylan and More Are Cashing in." The piece focuses on the recent trend of well-known artists selling their song catalogs for giant price tags. Lisa offered her insight on the topic, explaining why this trend is occurring. (Subscription required to read the full article.)