Lisa Alter Speaks to Newsy on Recent Stream of Music Catalog Sales

Lisa Alter was asked by Newsy to share her thoughts regarding the high number of prominent musicians who have recently sold their music catalogs for millions of dollars. Lisa shares insight on why so many artists are choosing to sell their catalogs now, what happens to the music that is sold, and if we are likely to see this trend continue.

Primary Wave Turns Up the Volume on Music Deals

Music publisher Primary Wave capped off 2021 with deals for music rights from London folk-rock band America and blues rock baritone Paul Rodgers. The company plans to turn up its deal volume this year. The America catalog, made up of songwriting by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, includes “A Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Tin Man.” Paul Rodgers’ agreement with Primary Wave includes his music publishing catalog as well as recorded-music income streams spanning his work with the bands Free and Bad Company.