Katie Baron Named to “Hollywood’s New Leaders 2020”

Katie Baron has been selected for inclusion in Variety’s prestigious list of “Hollywood’s New Leaders” for 2020. This year’s list includes emerging leaders, who have had, in many cases, to manage teams working remotely while also coping with the disrupted entertainment marketplace, including executives, creatives, lawyers, agents and showrunners.

Lisa Alter, James Kendrick and Jacqueline Charlesworth Named to “The Best Lawyers in America”

Lisa Alter, James Kendrick and Jacqueline Charlesworth have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America,” one of the oldest and most respected guides to the legal profession. The selection process is based on a comprehensive peer-review process designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within common legal practices and geographical areas. Lisa, James and Jacqueline were honored for their outstanding work in the following practice areas.

Lisa Alter: Copyright Law; Entertainment Law - Music
James Kendrick: Entertainment Law - Music
Jacqueline Charlesworth: Copyright Law

Reservoir Acquires 16,000 copyrights from illustrious music publisher Shapiro Bernstein

In a momentous new deal, Reservoir Media acquired 16,000 copyrights from US music publisher Shapiro Bernstein. The expansive collection includes songs recorded by The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, Edith Piaf, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Elton John, and more. Shapiro Bernstein’s catalog is home to timeless hits and current hits alike, including songs such as Let There Be Love by Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole, Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash, Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como, I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas and Lose Yourself by Missy Elliot to name a few.

Primary Wave to Market and Administer Expansive Burt Bacharach Catalog

In a new deal, Primary Wave will be marketing and administering the catalog of Burt Bacharach, with the option to acquire a partnership interest. Bacharach’s catalog includes over 500 compositions, with nine No. 1 songs and 48 top 10 hits. Bacharach recently received the ICON award, and his songs have been recorded by the likes of Perry Como, Dionne Warwick, the Beatles, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Neil Diamond, Patti Labelle, Elvis Costello, and Rod Stewart.

Primary Wave Acquires Majority Stake in Air Supply’s Music Publishing Catalog and Artist Master Royalty Stream

Primary Wave has acquired a 70% stake in Air Supply’s music publishing catalog and artist master royalty stream directly from band members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock. Air Supply is an Australian soft-rock duo that has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide and whose hits include "All Out Of Love," "Lost In Love," "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" and "The One That You Love".