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.

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