For Music Rights Deals, the Hits Keep Coming

Tempo Music Investments, a private-equity backed partnership, has quietly bought up music from the Jonas Brothers, Florida Georgia Line, Wiz Khalifa and some top producers. And they’re not done: The firm has more than $1 billion available to keep buying, an indication that the hot market for music intellectual property will continue. (Subscription required to read the full article.)

Primary Wave Acquires Recorded-Music, Music Publishing and Master Recording Producer Rights to Patrick Leonard catalog.

Primary Wave has announced that it acquired Recorded-Music, Music Publishing and Master Recording Producer Rights to Patrick Leonard’s catalog. The deal encompasses Leonard’s share of hits by the likes of Leonard Cohen (“You Want It Darker,” “It Seemed the Better Way,” “If I Didn’t Have Your Love”), Jewel (“Hands”), and his songwriting royalties for classics by Madonna (“Like A Prayer,” “Frozen,” “La Isla Bonita”). Leonard’s production and writing credits also include work with Roger Waters, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Cetera, and more. (Subscription required to read the full article.)

Lisa Alter and Katie Baron Featured in Variety’s 2021 “Legal Impact Report”

The firm is pleased to announce that Lisa Alter and Katie Baron have been selected for inclusion in Variety’s “Legal Impact Report” for 2021. This prestigious list annually spotlights the world’s top lawyers in entertainment and media, highlighting their groundbreaking work in the music, film, television, and digital industries.

Lisa Alter and Katie Baron Named to Billboard’s “Top Music Lawyers” List for 2021

Lisa Alter and Katie Baron were recently selected to Billboard’s highly competitive “Top Music Lawyers” list for 2021, which profiles the most prominent legal minds in the music industry. This year’s list not only recognizes the achievements of its honorees, but also acknowledges the strength and resilience of the legal community serving the music business during this unprecedented time.