Def Leppard Sells Stakes in Publishing, Masters to Primary Wave

Primary Wave Music has expanded its partnership with long-running British group and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard. The deal will see the company acquire an additional stake in the band’s music publishing catalog as well as master royalty income stream. Many of the band’s biggest hits are included in deal, such as Pour Some Sugar on Me, Rock of Ages and Photograph.

The firm is pleased to announce that Lisa Alter has again been named to Billboard’s annual “Power List." Each year, this coveted list profiles and recognizes the significant achievements of the most powerful music executives shaping the industry today.

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.

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.

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